November/December 2013

Our Habits, Ourselves

Can the Circle Be Broken?

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon

Romantically infatuated with the idea of psychological revelation—aka the therapeutic... Read more

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Blue-Collar Therapy

The Nitty-Gritty of Lasting Change

Changes in the habitual attitudes and behaviors that shape our lives rarely happen as the result of psychological epiphanies or emotional catharsis. Most... Read more

Habits vs. Addictions

What’s the Difference?

Some people can drink to excess for years without experiencing the negative consequences that can destroy their lives. So when does someone cross the tenuous... Read more

Creatures of Habit

Do We Really Choose How We Live Our Lives?

When routines and habits become as lifeless as the manner in which one brushes one’s teeth, when the choreography of one’s existence resembles a... Read more

Something New, Here & Now

Breaking Free of the Habitual

Most clients have automatic habits of thinking, feeling, and verbalizing experiences that imprison them in a world of gray sameness. How do we help them... Read more

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

How to Succeed at Self-Sabotage

Making yourself profoundly unhappy takes tenacity and creativity. But the real art of it is to behave in ways that allow you to claim yourself to be an... Read more

Extra Feature

Shaking & Dancing in Dharamsala

A Group of Tibetan Refugees Find their Inner Guides

How do you help 200 teenagers who’ve had to flee their country find a path to peace in a new place? A psychiatrist who’s traveled across the world to help... Read more

Hearing the Body’s Truth

Three Steps to Connecting to Felt Sense

The Black Shadow

Facing the Taboo Issue of Race in the Consulting Room

Grief as a Gift

Carrying on the Legacy of Kübler-Ross

Love and Terror

Penetrating the Heart of Evil

Permission to Sleep

Accepting a Long Road to Love