Entries tagged with “Therapy”

Spiritual Insight on Vulnerability From Schitt’s Creek

You live inside your skin tone, your mental health situation, your flawed family. “Like Johnny and Moira, we don’t need to be stigmatized or made to feel less than fully human when we’re up a creek without a paddle.”

Spirituality and Anxiety

Anxious? Approaching the problem with self-compassion and mindfulness may help. Discover more about spirituality and anxiety.

Spirituality and Depression

Therapist Kevin Anderson reflects on the connection between spirituality and depression. "I tell depressed people that I have given up on self-esteem and I hope they will too. Focusing on increasing self-esteem amounts to trying to prop up the small-i self."

Spouses Struggling with Lack of Spiritual Connection

We are delighted to introduce a new online column, The Soul of Therapy, by Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. Dr. Anderson will explore the intersection of the psychological and spiritual in the inevitable struggles that are part of being human.

The Gods May Be Laughing, But ...

We all have a head-mind and a body-mind. And though the head-mind can perform amazing feats of convolution and calculation, the body-mind speaks a simple truth. It doesn’t lie ...

The Second Coming of Psychedelics

Inside the mind-tripping, soul-changing, ground-shifting, 21st century therapy.

The Whale of Attachment Distress

Small events create huge disturbances in our relationships. “Old wounds, usually from before we ever met our partner, are like whales that are waiting in the deep to be triggered by events on the surface of life.”

Things in Therapy: Garlic Pickle

Imagine what would happen if a garlic pickle went to therapy ...

This Printer May Not Exist: From Believing to Knowing

Does God exist? There are other questions that are even more important, such as “How can I live as a light in a world struggling with darkness?”

Three Therapies for Wine and Water Lovers

HARBIN HOT SPRINGS: By far the greenest, least expensive, and most profound personal water experience happens at the Harbin Hot Springs, tucked into a valley about an hour north of…

Thwack!

The Surprise that Heals Trauma It started as an upset whisper that turned into a rant that’s become a roar during the last decade or so. You can hear it in professional circles o…

Understanding the Healing Power of Rolfing

Rolfing often gets confused with deep tissue massage, but the therapy is far from it.

What Nightcrawler Picking Taught Me About the Pursuit of Happiness

“Don’t put finding your happiness at the center of your searchlight. Center your life on giving people your best energy. Happiness will appear on the edge of the circle of your focus on bringing light to others.”

When One Spouse Wants Out of the Marriage But the Other Doesn’t

What happens when divorce isn't a unanimous decision? Discernment counseling isn't like regular couples therapy.

Wizard of Paws’ Derrick Campana on Saving Our Pets

Wizard of Paws' Derrick Campana “is proving a healthy and happy life is possible through creatively engineered orthotics and custom prosthetics.” And, beyond bionics, here are three ways we can support injured and suffering animals.

Your Assignment: Heal a Parent/Child Relationship with Good Storytelling

We tried talk therapy and it didn’t work. Our attempts at reconciliation always ended in recrimination and competition. The guilt of a father for deserting the family and the pain …

Your Prescription: Look at Art

“Meditation on the 16th century Isenheim Altarpiece was prescribed to the sick. ... Could art still accomplish a miracle of comfort and consolation today ... and remind people of their mortality while also mitigating fear ... and instilling hope? ... Maybe it’s time to bring this practice of the past into the present—as a way to move into the future.”