The Therapy of Kindness

I’m reminded of Aldous Huxley, a noted writer-philosopher. He was dying. At his deathbed, he was asked what words and wisdom he would like to tell and leave to the world. He replied, “I wish people would be kinder to each other.”What does “kindness” mean? Here’s ...

Sep 27

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

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Can I Be Cured?

"There is no incurable illness, only incurable people.” That’s Dr. Bernie Siegel in his book “Love, Medicine, & Miracles,” with a subtitle “lessons learned about self-healing from a surgeon’s experience with exceptional patients.”That statement ...

Jun 1

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Relationships & ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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The Compulsion To Repeat

As I write this, I'm in a fitness first gym taking drinks in the lounge area. The place is so pleasant with lots of wonderful facilities and staff. Yet when I'm on the treadmill or walking around thinking of seeking assistance, I'd sort of catastrophize: "What if the treadmill ...

Feb 10

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Alienated Parents, Alienated Children

Professionally and personally, my heart goes out to parents and children who have become heartbroken and "alienated" in their relationship. I am grateful to families - both parents and children - who have shared with me their painful experiences in our sessions together. They are just too ...

Aug 19

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Society and Psychopathology

Let me tell you something that might sound radical to you: we all live in an "addicted society." Society contributes a huge part into the corruption, dysfunction, or breakdown of individuals and families in our world. Would that be so difficult for you to grasp?One time, I was speaking to ...

Jul 14

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Spirituality

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Are You A Victim Of A Jerk?

It took a while. But Helen was finally able to let go of her sexually addicted, unfaithful, and abusive boyfriend. To help Helen with her growing depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, I got her in touch with reality and to see what really is. She finally realized that she was victimized by a ...

Jun 12

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Emotional Abuse, Personality problems

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Abused, Hurting Parents

Again this afternoon, like in many of my counseling sessions, a hurting Mom cried. She said, "My husband and I have invested much time and money on our son, and he's still violent and in alcoholism and drug addiction." This Mom's energy and hope are progressively being siphoned to ...

May 22

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Parenting, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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An Introduction To Art Therapy: A Brief Guide to Art Therapy as an ...

An Introduction to Art Therapy: A Brief Guide to Art Therapy by Andrew Wright, Clinical Director and Art Psychotherapist, ATIC (1ST Art Therapy Centre in Dubai, UAE.) Art Therapy is a well developed profession in the US and the UK and is an approach that is used to help people of all ages.

Feb 20

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Adjusting to ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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Anger: You don't have buttons

Many people struggle with what they call an “anger management problem.” What people really mean is that they do not know how to choose differently, in a moment. They are struggling with solving what they ideally want or think should be with what is not happening in reality, and they ...

Feb 16

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anger Management, Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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The Abandoned Baby

Yesterday, an 8-year-old child, Gabrielle, was brought to me. When she was born, her biological father gave her away to a relative. From birth, her biological mother completely abandoned her and never appeared to her up to this day.A number of weeks ago, when Gabrielle found out that her caretakers ...

Jan 30

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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A First Step In Healing From Affairs

When I saw Tonton, a British doing business in the Philippines, he was severely hurt and depressed. He was in much tears. He had caught his wife cheating again over the internet and seeing the OP (other person). Along the way, he had somehow able to acknowledge to himself that his wife remained ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Infidelity

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Solving Problems Creatively Part 2: Art Therapy with young people

Art Therapy with young people In Solving Problems Creatively Part 1, I explored how the creative process can solve problems. In Part 2, I will illustrate how symbols, depicted in art therapy, can be metaphors to express feelings and difficult experiences.Art Therapy in practice: Children and ...

Sep 19

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

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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Solving Problems Creatively: Part 1 Image, Symbol and Metaphor

Image, Symbol and MetaphorImagine you have a problem that you cannot solve. You feel like you have a mental block. Your brain is tying itself in knots, it’s frustrating as you feel stuck. You cannot stand it no longer so you go for a walk. As your mind wanders you start to relax. Suddenly a ...

Sep 18

Categories: Career Development and Change, Creative Blocks, Emotional ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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Demystifying the process of change in Counselling- How you get better

Counselling seems to be a pretty mysterious process for most people.  Unless things are REALLY bad, most people don’t think about counselling or think it’s too expensive or are just not sure how it works. Usually counselling is a last resort rather than a first stop for getting ...

Aug 25

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

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Working Through Damaged Emotions

Feelings are a crucial part of the inner life. When one is psychologically disturbed or traumatized, feelings become vulnerable. A person may lose touch of the reality of his feelings. He can be alienated from his feelings.Yet these feelings don't go away. They continue to appear or surface. ...

Apr 27

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Emotional Abuse

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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