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A New Way to Understand Severe Anxiety Disorder

A Client’s Severe Anxiety Disorder May Be a By-Product of a More Primary Purpose

Bruce Ecker

Sometimes panic and anxiety have no function—they aren’t the means of fulfilling a hidden purpose for the sufferer—yet in a different way, they’re still necessary to a coherent underlying pattern.

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What to Do When Traditional Parenting Rules Don’t Apply

Traditional Parenting Rules Often Don’t Apply Anymore, So Parents are Seeking Out New Solutions

Ron Taffel

On top of losing faith in a secure future, mothers and fathers deal with everyday dilemmas that make a joke of traditional parenting rules and childrearing practices.

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When Depressed Clients Blame Themselves

Elisha Goldstein on Treating Depression with Self-Compassion

Rich Simon

While the source of physical wounds can usually be easily identified, the cause of emotional wounds are often hidden and hard to recognize, leading many depressed clients to assume they’re responsible for their own pain and therefore their suffering isn’t legitimate.

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How a Traumatic Memory Can Feed Anxiety

When Treating Some Forms of Anxiety, Reenacting a Traumatic Memory May Be the Key

Bruce Ecker

The coherence that underlies panic and severe anxiety disorder has a neurobiologically distinct form: flashbacks of unresolved, unconscious traumatic memory.

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Using Corrective Experiences in Attachment-Based Therapy

Diane Poole Heller on Bringing the Concrete to the Abstract

Rich Simon

One of the more unique challenges of working with clients who have attachment-based issues is the lack on concrete goals in their treatment.

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What Type of Depression is It?

Margaret Wehrenberg on Working with Low-Energy Depressed Clients

Rich Simon

The techniques you might employ to help a quiet avoider client dealing with depression won't work with a panicky depressive client, so identifying the type of depression you're working with is imperative.

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Practicing Meditation Against All Odds

Zindel Segal on the Three-Minute Breathing Space

Rich Simon

When thinking about the mindfulness practice of meditation, we usually imagine the ideal situation: a quiet place, ample time to ruminate (anywhere from 40 minutes to several days), and no distractions to disturb the meditation process. Unfortunately, this ideal is rarely a realistic option for most people.

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