March/April 2018

Editor's Note

March/April 2018

March/April 2018
Increasingly, therapists are becoming important players in a new era of more conscious aging, as more people make their way to our offices with issues related to growing older.
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A New Stretch of the River

Navigating Life’s Final Stages

March/April 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.

Occupational Wisdom

What Therapists Can Teach Us about Growing Old Gracefully

March/April 2018
Does being a therapist give us an edge in coping with the inescapable phenomenon of aging? Three prominent psychotherapists—Irvin Yalom, Joan Klagsbrun, and Erv Polster—share both how their experience with older clients has shaped their slant on their own mortality and how their own aging may be changing the way they approach psychotherapy.
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The End.

How Did I Get Here So Fast?

March/April 2018
A classic sci-fi movie that seems to leapfrog through eternity helps a man contemplate the mystery of his own aging.

The Power of Apologizing

What It Takes to Really Be Sorry

March/April 2018
Unlike the faux public apologies from men accused of sexual misconduct that 2017 will likely be remembered for, our private apologies have the potential to heal broken connections and restore trust. But an apology that opens the door to forgiveness and healing for serious harm is a long-distance run that requires courage, clarity, and integrity.
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Clinician's Digest

Making Mindfulness More Racially Sensitive

March/April 2018
A push to make mindfulness practices more racially sensitive.

In Consultation

Priming Clients for Taking New Practices Home

March/April 2018
Four steps to help clients take new practices learned in the consulting room back into their everyday lives.

Case Study

Second Adolescence: An Alternative to the Midlife Crisis

March/April 2018
Instead of viewing midlife as a time of emotional unraveling, therapists can see it as an opportunity to help clients gain a fuller sense of purpose in life’s later stages.

Point of View

Art and Trauma: Accessing Creative Paths to Healing

March/April 2018
A leader in expressive arts therapy explains why it’s increasingly being used to help combat vets find relief from trauma.

Bookmarks

Life After Extremism: What It Takes to Renounce Hate

March/April 2018
Review: Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into—and Out of—Violent Extremism
A look at how to help former skinheads, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and jihadists leave extremist hate groups and find new ways of thinking and being.

Family Matters

Living Backward and Forward: In Search of the Stories that Bind Us

March/April 2018
In search of the stories that can bind a family together.
March/April 2018
A Gift of Time?
Facing the Challenges and New Possibilities of Aging