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Anxiety as a GPS

Danie Beaulieu On How to Make Panic An Ally

Rich Simon

Most of our therapeutic interventions for anxiety center around managing over-blown feelings of fear. But what if we consider anxiety as a vital signal, alerting us that we are taking actions that do not align with who we truly are?

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Rethinking the Autonomic Nervous System

Stephen Porges on a Popular Neuroscientific Misconception

Rich Simon

For decades therapists have been taught that there are two sides of the autonomic nervous system complementing each other. But according to Stephen Porges—developer of the Polyvagal Theory—this teaching is off the mark.

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What's The Value Of A Diagnostic Category In The DSM?

Gary Greenberg on the Role of Economic Factors in the Shaping of the DSM

Rich Simon

By giving diagnostic criteria and a name to a specific human suffering, an entry in the DSM increases the likelihood of research and treatment dollars going to that condition.

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The Selling of Psychotherapy

Rich Simon

Therapist and business coach Lynn Grodzki provides an eye-opening road-map to both the shift in clients’ attitude and how we as therapists can most productively respond to it.

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You’re Never Too Old to Change

Michael Gelb On The Most Effective Methods Of Change

Rich Simon

Recognizing a habit that needs to change is one thing, but finding a way to get your stubborn mind to allow you to make that change is a completely separate challenge.

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Finding the Missing Link to Chronic Pain

Maggie Phillips On The Levels Of Unreleased Trauma

Rich Simon

Pain is usually associated with a currently existing physical injury, which makes helping clients who suffer from chronic pain especially challenging.

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Teaching Neuroscience to Our Clients

How One Client Effectively Applied Dan Siegel’s Neurobiology Lesson

Rich Simon

How can you incorporate neuroscience knowledge into your clinical work in a way that clients will also understand?

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Breathing To Balance The Stress Response System

Learn How To Use Breath Work To Alleviate Anxiety

Rich Simon

One of the most effective practices to employ when working with clients who suffer from mood-related issues is also one of the simplest: Just breathe.

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Is Sexual Orientation Hardwired In Our Brain?

Louann Brizendine On How Sexual Preference Is Determined

Rich Simon

When it comes to sexual orientation, many people are still asking the question of whether homosexuality is a choice that is made at some point in life, or if there is something hardwired in the brain that definitively determines a person’s sexual preference.

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Bringing Stressed Clients Into The Present Moment

Elisha Goldstein On The “Mindful Check-In”

Rich Simon

When working one-on-one with clients, the first step in every session is to get them into the present moment so that they can truly focus on the work you’re doing together.

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