Switch Off the Autopilot and Fly Free!

Humans are creatures of habit. Habits are either good or bad. They can be constructive or destructive, nurturing or not, of your personal growth.Once your habits have been developed, they naturally turn autopilot. You just think, feel, or do them even without noticing or being aware of them.

Oct 18

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Emotional Abuse

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A Secret to Personal Power and Peace

 When I was a teenager, I learned the game of chess. An uncle who used to stay in a place near us taught me the fundamentals.

Sep 29

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Attachment Issues, Depression

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What Is Your Anger Hiding?

 Pamela said that she didn’t want to lose her husband and hurt their children. And so she found her self getting too angry.

Sep 20

Categories: Anger Management, Attachment Issues, Emotional Abuse

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Processing Failure Effectively

 Much deterioration in therapy happens when failure is not processed effectively.

Sep 1

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adult psychological development, ...

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Dealing with Self-Centeredness

 I met Donna, a woman in her 70s. She was Mom to one of my clients, Tess, who suffered from severe depression and alcoholism.

Aug 21

Categories: Emotional Abuse, Family Problems, Personality problems

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Understanding Narcissism

 In a certain sense, all of us are born "narcissists." We each carry remnants of our infancy or childhood narcissism. Nothing is as real to us as we feel like the center of the world.

Aug 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Emotional Abuse, Family Problems

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Who Wants Temporary Friendships?

​I enjoy watching the sun when it rises. It’s beautiful. But I get to savor it only for awhile because it sets.One way or another, every thing or experience must end. There’s no such thing as a lifetime insurance or guarantee. That includes relationships.Psychotherapist Dr. Irvin ...

Jul 24

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Relationships & Marriage, ...

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The Financially-Dependent Wife and Tough Love

 ”Straighten up or leave,” says Mary to her husband Don. He left. And things still worked out beautifully for her.

Jul 13

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Infidelity, Marital Counseling

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A Father’s Story

 It’s Father’s Day yesterday. And countless fathers, like me, out there were in my thoughts.

Jun 17

Categories: Attachment Issues, Parenting, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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From Old Wounds You’re Not Healing

 At 3 a.m., in a city bar, Lorena was drunk and starving for attention. It's hot, drippy, delicious, and she couldn't get enough of it from her flirting.

May 10

Categories: Addictions, Codependency / Dependency, Love addiction

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One Psychotherapy Moment Stands Out

 One moment in psychotherapy stands out for me: when tears fall from the eyes of a wounded patient.

Mar 30

Categories: Addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Could You Be Imagining Your Illness?

 A psychologist reveals a striking fact in modern medicine. He tells us that modern medicine estimates  a very high 70 to 90% of all the sicknesses doctors treat are psychosomatic rather than physiological in origin.

Feb 16

Categories: Chronic Pain, Coping with Medical Problems, Pain management

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Defeating Negative Emotions

Ordinarily, people get upset when faced with unpleasant or disturbing situations. It’s a common source for bad choices and moods in the game of life. I remember playing as a varsity chess player representing my university in national competitions. There were times when I’d sink ...

Jan 29

Categories: Anger Management, Communication Disorders Problems, Marital Counseling

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Understanding Addiction

 A 30-year-old man is addicted to pornography and alcohol. For over 10 years of his young life, he has become progressively addicted to his chosen “drugs.”

Jan 22

Categories: Addictions, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues / Codependency

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Christmas Bibliotherapy

 It’s Christmas season again.

Dec 26

Categories: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Blog Writer:

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

Dr. Angelo Subida is a clinical psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He is author of books "Inner Healing," "Secrets Of Your Self," "Chess and Life," among others, blogs, and articles. He has appeared frequently as an expert on psychotherapy/life recovery issues on national television, radio broadcasts, print media, and webcasts, including GMA 7, TV 5, ABS CBN 2, Q-11, 700 Club, Radyo Veritas, Inquirer Radio, Smart Parenting Magazine, Business Mirror, among others, and has served as resident therapist/counselor for parents and kid-artists in the highly popular ABS-CBN 2 Voice Kids TV singing reality show. Dr. Subida is an eclectic, multidisciplinary therapist and originator of his own revolutionary high-tech, high-touch counseling plus model. His areas of specialization include parent-child therapy, clinical infidelity treatment, relationship/marital counseling, separation/divorce therapy, anger management, depression, addictions, psychotherapy-spirituality integration, and innovative chess therapy. For more of Dr. Subida, you can find him at www.drsubida.com.

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist belongs to Dr. Angelo Subida Psychotherapy Clinic in Philippines