5 Tips For Therapists When PTSD* Strikes

5 Tips For Therapists When PTSD* Strikes

*Post-Trump Stress Disorder In therapy, when a disaster strikes it’s usually not my disaster. Usually it’s my patient’s crisis that we address. Usually I exercise my empathic superpowers to identify with them so that they are assured I understand...
5 Steps For An Election 2016 Recovery Plan

5 Steps For An Election 2016 Recovery Plan

How can a mood change so radically in twenty-four hours? Mine tanked like the Dow Jones Futures as I watched election returns with my friends, mouth agape. Imagine Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. Therapists are loath to publicly disclose their political...
Don’t Boo, Panic or Despair – Vote!

Don’t Boo, Panic or Despair – Vote!

This morning I went to vote. The New York weather was perfect. The autumn sun back-lit the golden leaves, the air just cool enough for a sweater. I’ve never seen so many people crowding the church hall. The positive energy in the air made me hopeful. It was the...

The Nice Attack: Be Careful What You Watch

So many times, too frequently to count, I strongly advise people to give themselves permission to stay away from media  after terrorist attacks. In reference to the attack in Nice on Bastille Day, my colleague and friend, Shane Owens,Ph.D., A.B.P.P.,  wrote this:...

Soothe Your Brain With A Mindful Walk

With the recent shootings in Florida, bombings in Turkey, the Brexit vote and the consistent daily stream of stressful news it is important to find ways to quiet the mind, handle the stress and find peacefulness. But how do you do this when there is so much negativity...