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The Power of Transforming Your Story in Psychotherapy

This is the 5th in a series of posts about how clients can use depth psychotherapy effectively. For an introduction see my post 10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You, and for a complete description of these 10 tools see my book: I'm Working On It In Therapy: How To Get The Most Out Of …

Psychotherapy

SMART Living 365

A couple of weeks ago Thom and I were wandering through used bookstores in nearby Ventura, CA. Thom was on a mission to find a particular book, with …

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What is Dance Movement Psychotherapy?

Like all forms of therapy, dance movement psychotherapy (DMP) is designed to help you understand yourself and your emotions and help you navigate …

Psychotherapy

Mime as Art Therapy

The silent form of performance can have surprising emotional, social, and cognitive benefits.<p>For a mime, Julithe Garrett isn’t very quiet. His voice is loud but non-threatening, with a cheerful sing-song quality.<p>“Alright, alright, let me go around and give high fives to all of you,” Garrett says to …

Human Masks and Mental Illness

<i>Human Masks and Mental Illness Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.</i><p>We all wear masks. Ordinary life would not otherwise be possible. But these everyday masks are different from the masks that conceal what need not be hidden.<p>Performers are exemplars in wearing masks. The show must go on. We celebrate their …

Mental Health

Psychotherapy Techniques and Options

Psychotherapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of treating psychological disorders and mental distress by the use of verbal and …

Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Lauren Kay has never met her therapist in person. The 24-year-old entrepreneur found it difficult to take time off work for appointments.<p>So she started seeing a psychotherapist online.<p>"It's definitely been different," she says. Kay, who lives in New York, found her counselor through an online …

Choosing Psychotherapy Today: One Size No Longer Fits All

Chances are that if you went to a doctor in the Middle Ages, you had a leech applied for bloodletting. That was about all there was. And chances are that if you went to a psychotherapist in the 1950s, you started psychoanalysis. That was also about all there was.<p>But if you go to a psychotherapist …

Psychotherapy

Why Psychotherapy Appears to Work (Even When It Doesn't)

One of the classic papers in the history of psychology is Hans Eysenck's "The Effects of Psychotherapy: An Evaluation," published in 1952. The London-based psychologist examined 19 studies of treatment effectiveness, dealing with both psychoanalytic and eclectic types of therapy in more than 7,000 …

Psychology