Tools of the Trade: Why Trauma Requires Experiential Healing

May 13th, 2013 | Posted by Tian Dayton in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Tools of the Trade: Why Trauma Requires Experiential Healing)

Tools of the Trade On my blog, “Tools of the Trade” I am going to regularly post experiential “exercises” that I have created and tested over time. Much of the experiential work that I do is based on the principles of psychodrama and sociometry, however the integration of research alongside experiential exercises, is my own …
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Our Mother, on Mother’s Day: Honoring Our First Model for Our Resilience

May 10th, 2013 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Our Mother, on Mother’s Day: Honoring Our First Model for Our Resilience)

We all come to the celebration of Mother’s Day with a long history of being a daughter, profoundly influenced for better, or worst, by our mothers.  For some, the notion of honoring our mother on Mother’s Day brings about a mix of emotions. Into this emotionally charged day full of obligations, memories, some sweet, others …
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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. You can download free E books at www.sherrygaba.com or contact Sherry for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements. Listen to …
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One Billion Rising..By Dancing?

March 12th, 2013 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Addiction | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on One Billion Rising..By Dancing?)

One billion? and we’re not talking about the Sequestration, which is planning to cut one trillion anyway, or the population of the US that is only about 315 million.  No, we are speaking about a global effort involving more than three times the population of the US — we are speaking about women uniting around …
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If ever there was a day designed to potentially dig into our insecurities as women, it is Valentine’s Day.  Here is the day that we are told, reassured, that we are worthy, by having another’s love of us acknowledged.  Some of use will even hold our breath until that love is demonstrated by a token …
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Hearing Our Own Voice – When Faced With Being Blamed for Violence We’ve Experienced

February 12th, 2013 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Hearing Our Own Voice – When Faced With Being Blamed for Violence We’ve Experienced)

Our past trauma can be triggered in a variety of ways. Just after The Feast of the Epiphany (January 6), a patient brought in an article sent to her by a friend in California; and she was triggered.   The article concerned a priest who actually blamed women for abuse they experienced at the hands of …
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Binge Drinking – Taking Away Your Own Power

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Binge Drinking – Taking Away Your Own Power)

Binge Drinking – Taking Away Your Own Power By Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D. Author of The Resilient Woman:  Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (publication date 3.5.13)  Most women read “Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is a risk factor for many health and societal …
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Denial: Is it Always Pathological?

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Tian Dayton in Addiction | Addiction Discussions | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Denial: Is it Always Pathological?)

Denial is a word that people in recovery use often. It  refers to an addict denying their own increasing use and abuse and it’s affect on their life and the lives of those around them, or an enabler denying the progression and impact of  an addict’s escalating addiction. But is denial always pathological? Are there …
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Women And Porn Addictions: The New Relationship Crisis?

February 1st, 2013 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction Discussions | Sex Addiction | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Women And Porn Addictions: The New Relationship Crisis?)

In the last 20 years or more a lot of information has come to the surface about the somewhat hidden issue of porn addiction for men. Although there had been options for guys to get their hands on porn long before the internet age, easy access to both free and paid website offering every type …
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