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A New Stretch of the River

Learning to Age with New Openness in Our Hearts and Minds

Mary Pipher • 4/7/2018

By Mary Pipher - As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.

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A New Stretch of the River

Navigating Life’s Final Stages

Mary Pipher • 3/9/2018

As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.

Magazine Article

What Writers and Therapists Have in Common

Rekindling Our Moral Imagination and Courage

Mary Pipher • 7/11/2017

By Mary Pipher - Both good writing and effective therapy rely on the ability to move beyond the self to understand how the world looks and feels to another person. Here, an author and psychotherapist argues that this quality of "moral imagination" is crucial to our ability to face the enormous challenges that face us, not only in our consulting rooms, but in the wider world we share with one another.

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Are You Suffering from Planetary Anguish?

Reversing Climate Change May Not Be Beyond Our Reach

Mary Pipher • 12/9/2016

By Mary Pipher - We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to brood about ruined mangroves, but we can’t solve a problem we can’t face.

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Family Matters

We’ll Never Be Here Again: Stopping to Listen on a Late-life Passage

Mary Pipher • 7/1/2015

A sexagenarian contemplates the sobering knowledge that she’s got “a tiny little future and a great big past.”

Magazine Article

How Effective is Modern Psychotherapy?

The Qualities of Good Therapy, and Where Today's Clinicians Stand

Mary Pipher • 3/20/2015

Over the past few decades, therapy has made great strides. However, there are areas in which I think therapy may have also gotten worse. The essence of therapy remains the relationship, and the greatest gift to a client with virtually any problem is a focused, curious, empathic listener. But right now, pressure to speed up therapy can undercut the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship. Like good cooking, I think good therapy takes time. In many ways, we’re treating people in therapy offices as if it were 1960. But it’s a really different time, and there are a lot of issues we’re not approaching because we don’t know how.

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Mary Pipher on Psychotherapy in the Age of Overwhelm

Mary Pipher • 3/1/2015

It’s time we address the psychological toll of the daily bombardment of information that permeates our lives.

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Mary Pipher on Leaving Our Biases outside the Consulting Room

Finding Respect for All Clients

Mary Pipher • 1/22/2015

From the moment I met the Correys in my waiting room, I was baffled about why they were together. Frank was tall, good looking and suave; Donna dowdy and sullen. Every other week for a year, I saw them, during which time I tried pretty much every trick in my therapeutic arsenal. And in spite of all my efforts, the Correys were one of my most spectacular failures. Gradually, I let my own values prejudice me against Donna. In the end, I learned that with no respect, there can be no connection. And without connection, therapy loses its meaning.


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Family Matters

A Little Wiggle Room

Mary Pipher • 1/1/2015

It’s never too late to change your story

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My Most Spectacular Failure

Voluntary Simplicity Meets Shop Til You Drop

Mary Pipher • 10/20/2014

I will never forget the Correys, who were referred to me by their family doctor in western Nebraska. Every other week for a year, I saw them, during which time I tried pretty much every trick in my therapeutic arsenal. I spent hours discussing their case with trusted colleagues and read up on their particular problems. I don't know how many nights' sleep I lost worrying about how to get these folks on the right track. And in spite of all my efforts, the Correys were one of my most spectacular failures.

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MARY PIPHER, PHD
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PHD
 
FRANK PITTMAN, MD
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PHD
 
CLOE MADANES, HDL, LIC
 
LASCELLES BLACK, MSW, LMFT
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A New Stretch of the River

Learning to Age with New Openness in Our Hearts and Minds

Mary Pipher • 4/7/2018

By Mary Pipher - As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.

Daily Blog

What Writers and Therapists Have in Common

Rekindling Our Moral Imagination and Courage

Mary Pipher • 7/11/2017

By Mary Pipher - Both good writing and effective therapy rely on the ability to move beyond the self to understand how the world looks and feels to another person. Here, an author and psychotherapist argues that this quality of "moral imagination" is crucial to our ability to face the enormous challenges that face us, not only in our consulting rooms, but in the wider world we share with one another.

Daily Blog

Are You Suffering from Planetary Anguish?

Reversing Climate Change May Not Be Beyond Our Reach

Mary Pipher • 12/9/2016

By Mary Pipher - We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to brood about ruined mangroves, but we can’t solve a problem we can’t face.

Daily Blog

How Effective is Modern Psychotherapy?

The Qualities of Good Therapy, and Where Today's Clinicians Stand

Mary Pipher • 3/20/2015

Over the past few decades, therapy has made great strides. However, there are areas in which I think therapy may have also gotten worse. The essence of therapy remains the relationship, and the greatest gift to a client with virtually any problem is a focused, curious, empathic listener. But right now, pressure to speed up therapy can undercut the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship. Like good cooking, I think good therapy takes time. In many ways, we’re treating people in therapy offices as if it were 1960. But it’s a really different time, and there are a lot of issues we’re not approaching because we don’t know how.

Daily Blog

Mary Pipher on Leaving Our Biases outside the Consulting Room

Finding Respect for All Clients

Mary Pipher • 1/22/2015

From the moment I met the Correys in my waiting room, I was baffled about why they were together. Frank was tall, good looking and suave; Donna dowdy and sullen. Every other week for a year, I saw them, during which time I tried pretty much every trick in my therapeutic arsenal. And in spite of all my efforts, the Correys were one of my most spectacular failures. Gradually, I let my own values prejudice me against Donna. In the end, I learned that with no respect, there can be no connection. And without connection, therapy loses its meaning.


Daily Blog

My Most Spectacular Failure

Voluntary Simplicity Meets Shop Til You Drop

Mary Pipher • 10/20/2014

I will never forget the Correys, who were referred to me by their family doctor in western Nebraska. Every other week for a year, I saw them, during which time I tried pretty much every trick in my therapeutic arsenal. I spent hours discussing their case with trusted colleagues and read up on their particular problems. I don't know how many nights' sleep I lost worrying about how to get these folks on the right track. And in spite of all my efforts, the Correys were one of my most spectacular failures.

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A New Stretch of the River

Navigating Life’s Final Stages

Mary Pipher • 3/9/2018

As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.

Magazine Article

Family Matters

We’ll Never Be Here Again: Stopping to Listen on a Late-life Passage

Mary Pipher • 7/1/2015

A sexagenarian contemplates the sobering knowledge that she’s got “a tiny little future and a great big past.”

Magazine Article

Mary Pipher on Psychotherapy in the Age of Overwhelm

Mary Pipher • 3/1/2015

It’s time we address the psychological toll of the daily bombardment of information that permeates our lives.

Magazine Article

Family Matters

A Little Wiggle Room

Mary Pipher • 1/1/2015

It’s never too late to change your story

Magazine Article

The Many Faces Of Wisdom

Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions

Irvin Yalom, Mary Pipher, Tara Brach • 3/1/2013

Excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the wisest souls in the field of psychology and psychotherapy on essential questions clinicians struggle with every day.

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Visions Of A Sustainable Planet

We Need to Expand Our Moral Imagination

Mary Pipher • 9/1/2012

We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to brood about ruined mangroves, but we can’t solve a problem we can’t face.

Magazine Article

Stopping for Joshua Bell

Mary Pipher • 3/1/2009

We hunger for moments that are complete in themselves and stand apart from the habit-bound trance in which we live. Nothing is more important in our lives than discovering how to turn our minutes into moments.

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My Most Spectacular Failure

Voluntary Simplicity Meets Shop Til You Drop

Mary Pipher • 12/30/2008

I will never forget the Correys, who were referred to me by their family doctor in western Nebraska. Every other week for a year, I saw them, during which time I tried pretty much every trick in my therapeutic arsenal. I spent hours discussing their case with trusted colleagues and read up on their particular problems. I don't know how many nights' sleep I lost worrying about how to get these folks on the right track. And in spite of all my efforts, the Correys were one of my most spectacular failures.

Magazine Article

Fostering the Moral Imagination

Empathy is a radical act

Mary Pipher • 10/19/2008

In a world where differences between people have become increasingly demonized, more than ever, the therapist's job is to help people expand their circle of care.

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Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a therapist and the author of nine books, including Reviving Ophelia and her most recent, The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture.