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Weekly Theme: Anxiety is a Teacher

Weekly Theme: Anxiety is a Teacher

Don’t Shoot the Messenger!!  Extreme and constant emotional states (i.e. mania, anger, fear, sorrow, grief, and worry) lead to serious mental health disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc). Anxiety, for example, is a normal reaction to stress and certain life...

Weekly Theme: You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Weekly Theme: You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Navigating the Sea of Modern Mental Health Diagnosis Our themes from this week forward are going to be a general overview of mental health diagnosis. However, we want to do it in a systematic order week by week. We will start with the root and move outward towards the...

Weekly Theme: Transformation

Weekly Theme: Transformation

Manifesting Real Transformation Have you ever thought, I would like to be a little less crazy? Or, I would like to be a little more tolerant of ignorance, or I would like to stop drinking so much. Or, I would like to begin learning Aikido. Get into better physical and...

Weekly Theme: Poseidon

Weekly Theme: Poseidon

The Unpredictable Waters Within In my years as a clinical therapist and program director, I have encountered many Poseidon problems. Clients express that they feel over-possessed by the unpredictable waters within them, overcome by the surfacing and powerful waves of...

Weekly Theme: Intro to Parent Models

Weekly Theme: Intro to Parent Models

Images of Healthy Parent Models Today we begin a new series on images of healthy parent models. It’s no real stretch to suggest that how we were parented influences who we become. From Freud to now, psychology has been dominated in large part by the reconciliation of...

Weekly Theme: the Heart Chakra

Weekly Theme: the Heart Chakra

Song of a man who has come through Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me! A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time. If only I let it bear me, carry me, if only it carry me! [...] If only I am keen and hard like the sheer tip of a wedge Driven by...

Weekly Theme: the Sacral Chakra

Weekly Theme: the Sacral Chakra

“Ultimately, to acknowledge the life of the body, and to affirm our solidarity with this physical form, is to acknowledge our existence as one of the earth's animals” – David Abram Vegetal, Instinctual, and Rational Aristotle once wrote that the human soul is a...

Weekly Theme: The Root Chakra

Weekly Theme: The Root Chakra

How will you hold the rare and perilous given you? Dawn begins in the bones – Risa Kaparo The Connection Between the Psyche and the Soma We are not just physical bodies, nor are we the untouchable substance of our thoughts and feelings. Somewhere in the...

Introduction to Dream Work

Introduction to Dream Work

Personal and Reflective of the Collective Unconscious This week we will be starting a 4-week series on dream work and dream tending. Freud and Jung both played a significant role in the depth psychological emphasis on the importance of dreams and dream work. However,...

Weekly Theme: the 21 Day Challenge

Weekly Theme: the 21 Day Challenge

This week's theme is going to focus on two things. First, we are going to piggyback on our recent “Future Selves” blog and focus on how to create what each of us wants in our future lives. In short, how we create good habits. We want to encourage everyone to take a 21...

Weekly Theme: Our Future Selves

Weekly Theme: Our Future Selves

The Closest of Strangers As we speak, at this very moment, there is someone very close to you whom you will never meet. You might feel this nearness at all times. You may catch the essence of this person as a scent in the wind. Perhaps, if you look hard enough, you...