Family Stress Test

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Family Stress Test Stress is a natural and normal “by-product” of every family’s life. In fact, family stress can bring out the best of us: as we stretch to meet …

Disorganized Attachment

Disorganized Attachment

Mary Ainsworth’s work on attachment identified three attachment categories (secure, insecure avoidant, and insecure ambivalent/resistant). The development of the disorganized/disoriented classification evolved as a part of Mary Main’s doctoral research …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely used evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety. In CBT, the focus is on thoughts, and how they directly affect emotions, and behaviors. …

Are You Financially Avoidant?

Are You Financially Avoidant?

You come home and see the pile of unopened bills and bank statements, but instead of opening them, you move onto something else. Maybe you come up with a justification …

Approaches to Couples Therapy

Approaches to Couples Therapy

Relationships are challenging. You have two individual people with different wants, needs, patterns of behavior, styles of communicating, and approaches to conflict. Although you may love one another, you inevitably …

Practical Advice For Stressed-Out Cynics

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Imagine having one of the worst days of your professional life play out in front of 5 million people. ABC News anchor Dan Harris doesn’t have to. In 2004, he …

Nice Brains Finish Last

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We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish last? …

Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

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After two hourlong sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible …

The Anatomy of Hurt

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My patient’s cry is piercing the room as she tells me about her lover. They have been together for six years. He repeatedly professes his love for her, and declares …