Submitted by Admin on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 01:23
Results from a new study of over 40,000 people suggest that the worries about side effects of Chantix may be greatly exaggerated. (Remember the debunking of concerns about MSG, that turned out to be mostly manufactured by the media and rumors?) I'm not thrilled with the idea of an antidepressant for quitting smoking, but many people have used it successfully, despite the millions that drug manufacturer Pfizer has paid out over claims against Chantix.
If you prefer an alternative, and just deciding to quit is not enough, I write about them below.
Submitted by Admin on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 14:45
One of the most important principles of science is to consider all sorts of possibilities and build upon prior knowledge. Consider borderline personality disorder
(BPD), which is a real roller coaster ride of emotions, insecurity, anger, and self-destructive behavior affecting many people. There was a tremendous breakthrough in psychotherapy called dialectical behavior therapy. This required some truly out-of-the-box thinking to create a dynamic, relevant approach to therapy for this population.
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 12:34
Have you ever pointed out a problem or encouraged finding a solution, only to be called negative? I'd like to point out the value of that "negativity." It can be the first step to vision. Every parent knows that you develop a sixth sense, becoming aware of anything that might be harmful to your child, starting with child-proofing your home.
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:00
Confluence refers to technologies merging into a new combination. Consider dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), in which psychosocial education looms larger than perhaps any other therapy. Especially at the outset, DBT relies on education because it is for people that do not do well with talk therapy or somatic therapy. This is a big step up from bibliotherapy, in which the therapist recommends a book that will help with therapy in some way.
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 16:03
The next Rosarito Shimmering Workshop is coming up. Full details are here
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 15:52
Hi, It's for people that are concerned about a friend or family member with addictive behavior, or for people that are concerned about their own use of alcohol, drugs, or other possible addictions. I attached the flyer in case you or someone you know is interested. David and Bunny Torrez are the presenters, and I'll be the guest speaker. Dave and Bunny have extensive experience in the recovery community in roles such as sponsor. My addictions work includes clinical coordination of drug treatment programs and direct treatment.
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:06
My experiences in Mexico, including counseling bi-cultural couples, has taught me some interesting lessons. People that adjust to a new culture succeed by being open and flexible. In this post, I'd like to share what I learned about something I call "The Ándale Release."
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 20:08
Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 01:50
A couple Darwin Days ago, I was playing hookey and colorized an old portrait of Darwin while chatting with friends. It's nice how you can split between verbal and non-verbal behavior, isn't it? It just occurred to me that I should post it for anyone to use, say, to spruce up a blog post or evolution website. It's up to you.
Colorizing photos is therapy! I don't do it much, because so many things are even more therapeutic. I didn't try to be realistic with the background or coat color; I just went with how I felt. Nice skin tone though, eh?
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 16:37