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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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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Living Your Life Again

We live in a fast-paced age. The world is a smaller place because of technology, internet, and airplanes through our skies.This advancement has lots of pluses. The speed, the technology, helps. Speaking for myself, I can conduct sessions anywhere I am to attend to those from varied places or ...

Mar 26

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

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Patience Amid Process

A new year slogan says, “The best is yet to come!”I like that. In my experience, and in the experience of a great many people, it can be true or inspiring a lot of times.

Jan 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Depression, Family Problems

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Christmas Materialism and Mental Health

This morning, as I was sipping my brewed coffee, I read a Christmas comment of Pope Francis (a psychologist himself) of the world's 1.2  billion Catholics. He remarked and decried that Christmas has always been "taken hostage" by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows. ...

Dec 27

Categories: Abortion, Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, ...

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Healing Your Holidays

“How do I emotionally survive the ‘merry’ holidays?,” consciously or unconsciously you ask your self.Perhaps you’re going through separation, wounds from infidelity, divorce, failure, severe trauma or tension. You fear the fact that you might not enjoy the holidays. ...

Dec 23

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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How Can I Be Responsible When I'm One Abused?

You may ask, “How can I be responsible when I’m the one abused, hurt, or ‘sinned against’?”

Dec 3

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

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How Values Heal Addiction

Contrary to claims of traditional treatment centers, simply admitting addiction and abstaining do little in themselves. It’s crucial that you know your values, what’s really important to you, for significant life change to happen.A 50-year-old married patient, Orlando, for example, was ...

Jul 16

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Values ...

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Healing Your Self With Reality

British poet Thomas Eliot once wrote in 1935, “Human kind can not bear very much reality.” 30 years later, he as well as his loved ones were forced to bear reality. Thomas stopped writing – and breathing. It’s painful but it’s fact.

Jan 9

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Healing In Routine

When recovering from illness or breakdown, it can be easy to feel bored by routine. Since one is developing new healthy habits to heal, one may feel trapped at a certain point. This is especially so when healing gets routine and a voice within protests against changing.Professionally and ...

Aug 30

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Life Purpose / ...

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Growing Old Without Getting Too Anxious

On Sunday afternoons, in a Thai restaurant, I normally take time to sit down with and talk to this group of aging men about life. It's interesting that they listen a lot to me even when I'm not yet a "senior citizen!" Growing older fills their minds. Yet they seem to feel ...

Apr 10

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Handling Holiday Age Regression

During Christmas and New Year holidays, countless people go to family gatherings. Many travel back to their family-of-origin homes. If you were able to remain a serene, emotionally mature adult during those visits or dinners, you just demonstrated "mindfulness training!" You've ...

Dec 20

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Family of Origin Issues / ...

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The Psychological Crisis of Middle Age

As people reach middle years, there appears to be a developmental or psychological crisis common to all men and women. Psychologist Dr. Eric Erikson defines middle adulthood as between 40 and 65. These are the years when people are faced more closely with the inevitable aspect of the aging ...

Oct 26

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Solitude Therapy

Each of us is alone. In our human existence, aloneness is an inevitable fact of life. We entered this world alone. We will exit this world alone.I've discovered in my life and in the life of others that how we embrace our aloneness determines whether it will be toxic or nourishing.Toxic ...

May 1

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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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