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Side By Side: No creative artist is an island

September/October 2014
Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

An investigation of some of history’s most famous creative teams leads to the conclusion that no artist is an island.

Family Matters

Rocking On! From grief to rebirth

November/December 2014
A daughter marvels as her mother goes from grief to an exuberant rebirth.

Family Matters

Me and My Belly: A Lifelong Relationship

May/June 2014
A middle-aged man explores his troubled relationship with the body his genetics have saddled him with.

Soft Shock Therapy

The Art of Speaking the Unspeakable

March/April 2014
Using humor to help clients reconstruct their problems, even to the point of making parodies of their own dilemmas, can help some them get distance from their woes, learn to take themselves less seriously, and perhaps even gain a bit of wisdom.

Case Study

Evoking the Inner Artist: How to Replace Pathology with Creativity

September/October 2013
When clients feel blocked, therapists can help them tap their inner artist and view feelings of vulnerability, doubt, and fear as part of a creative, problem-solving process.

Creatures of Habit

Do We Really Choose How We Live Our Lives?

November/December 2013
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 blindfolded slog through quicksand—rather than the Jets and Sharks leaping across the streets of the Upper West Side—something must be done.

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

How to Succeed at Self-Sabotage

November/December 2013
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 innocent victim, ideally of the very people from whom you’re forcibly extracting compassion and pity.

Psychotherapy’s Mark Twain

For Frank Pittman, Self-Seriousness Was the One Unpardonable Sin

March/April 2013
Networker movie critic and contributor Frank Pittman delighted in pointing out the follies, foibles, and excesses of the therapy world, especially anything he considered too trendy, sanctimonious, or politically correct.

Editor's Note

The In-Session Breakthrough Fantasy

July/August 2013
As a growing body of research shows, deep change doesn’t come when clients just talk about their problems: it results from the impact of an emotionally arousing therapeutic experience on the structures and biochemistry of the brain.
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Creating Adventure And Play In Therapy

How to Vitalize Your Therapeutic Style

July/August 2013
The more we learn about the emotional brain, the clearer it becomes: to have real therapeutic impact, we need to create experiences that help clients learn to relate to themselves and the world in entirely new ways.
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