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Coronavirus Books for Children

Coronavirus Books for Children

Chloe Drulis and Mary Gianatasio are child development specialists who wrote two books to help children understand and cope with the effects of the coronavirus on their lives. The books are as follows: 1. What is the Coronavirus? reframes the international crisis from...

Like Clockwork.

Like Clockwork.

It is no secret that the United States has a drug overdose epidemic. More than 700,000 people have died by overdose in the U.S. since 1999. Much of this problem can be attributed to the rising use of opioids, the diversion of opioids for medical and non-medical pain conditions, and the adulteration of opioids with other potent psychoactive drugs such as fentanyl. This problem continues.

Auto-Immune & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Auto-Immune & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Primary and auto-immune diseases are a great and ongoing epidemic in our Western societies. We often don’t see these illnesses  because the symptoms aren’t always obvious and those affected have learned extraordinary ways to cope and keep going. It is also true that...

What is Freedom?

What is Freedom?

As often happens via social media, a stimulating quote by Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod found its way into my email box. “What is freedom? It is the moment-by-moment experience of not being run by one’s own reactive mechanisms.” This idea immediately caught my fancy. As...

The Foundational Work of John Bowlby

The Foundational Work of John Bowlby

Barely a month ago, I turned 70 years old, and on this first day of a new year and new decade, I want to reflect on milestones of my clinical and academic professional life. So much has happened during my life time; so much has profound impacts on my life now. [avatar...

Embodied Clinical Truths

Embodied Clinical Truths

Within the somatically-oriented healing community, it is well-known that the body “bears the burden” (Scaer, 2001) as well as “keeps the score” (van der Kolk, 2014), especially with respect to trauma. Unprocessed emotions and other residues of traumatic events...

Fear never rests…

Most people’s bogeyman … is the unknown! The unknown is a dark, empty place, like an abyss where one cannot see the end … as the unknown is scary, there are people who prefer to stay in a situation they already know

The Self-Help Addict with Daniel Gefen

The Self-Help Addict with Daniel Gefen

Daniel Gefen was fascinating to speak with.  I knew he was in Israel and I had listened to a bit of one of his podcasts but that was some time back and so I had forgotten that he had a British accent.  Thus, my gaffe in initially calling him an American. I’ve gotten...