Are you worth the money for therapy?

  There is this man who claims he has no money for therapy. He owns a car and condominium unit, smokes 3 packs of cigarettes a day, and dines out in expensive restaurants. If he sets aside funds even just by stopping smoking, he could afford to pay for his weekly personal therapy.Doctors ...

Apr 29

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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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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The Brain and Emotions

  I’m reminded of one of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s psychodynamic concepts, “ego defenses.” Ego defenses are inhibiting internal mechanisms that prevent us from “knowing” early emotional pain through rationalizing, analyzing, explaining away, minimizing, ...

Apr 23

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Intelligence

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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How does Climate Change affect Obsessive Complusions?

This new century has brought with it the topic of climate change as a constant in the news media. A controversial and complex topic, it involves discerning the potential contributions of solar radiation, continental drift, and greenhouse gas concentrations to the changing levels of vegetation, ...

Apr 23

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

Written By:
Tony Brown

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What It Takes To Heal

Healing can happen only in a climate of openness and truth.This is the tragedy of Mina. Mina was caught in adultery, one which traumatized her husband. Her need to deny or "stonewall" her wrongdoing prevented her personal, marital, and family healing. What's her primary wound? I ...

Apr 22

Categories: Addictions, Attachment Issues, Couple Counseling

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Who Is A Psychotherapist?

Who is a Psychotherapist? You may be unfamiliar with the term or who he or she is. In fact, lots have misconceptions about it. Two basic words: healer, helper. A psychotherapist is one who helps people heal and resolve their emotional, mental, behavioral, or relational problems that cause ...

Apr 20

Categories: Mental Health Professions

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Recovering from Trauma

In Connecticut USA, a few months ago, about 20 children from an elementary school was massacred by a 20-year-old Adam who also killed his mother and himself.You know, I have a daughter - Angel - who is still in the elementary school. I've held her closer and tighter than before after knowing of ...

Apr 10

Categories: Bereavement

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Laughter Therapy

Do you know that an average toddler laughs about 200 times each day? And according to researchers of laughter, the toddler registers only 6 laughs a day by the time he reaches average adulthood. Tell me, where did the toddler lose 194 laughs?I have a theory. At least, for my self. I think I start ...

Apr 7

Categories: Adult psychological development

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Helping you reconnect when your relationship is floundering

With the stress of everyday life, it's not unusual for a couple to lose their emotional connection. Our relationship therapists cite a number of reasons why a couple loses connection and ends up hardy talking to ...

Apr 4

Categories: Couple Counseling, Empathy, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, ...

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Why it is hard to measure Emotional Intelligence?

“The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.” This quote by the 20th century writer Marya Mannes sums up has Western thought has subordinated emotion to intelligence since just after the time of Charles Darwin. Darwin ...

Mar 22

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

Written By:
Tony Brown

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Can your relationship survive an affair?

One of the most frequent questions to arise in couples counselling is: can my relationship surive an affair? If you've just found out your partner has had an affair, you're probably devastated. Infidelity can have a major impact on the survival of your relationship and also your emotional ...

Mar 8

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Infidelity, Marital Counseling, ...

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Australian women talk about their experience with depression

Depression is a common illness, affecting people with very different lifestyles and backgrounds. Yet there are varying degrees of depression. Some kinds are much more incapacitating than others. Some people experience mild depression, ...

Mar 8

Categories: Depression, Emptiness, Women's Issues

Written By:
Joanna Fishman

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Am I Doing what I Really, Really, Want to Do?

With clients who are dissatisfied with their lives and feel it is “all meaningless”, I have found it useful to ask “Are you doing what you really, really, want to do?” Initially many clients are a bit stunned by this question but then after a moment of reflection many reply ...

Feb 25

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Career Development and ...

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Attachment: The Importance of First Relationships

If you are interested in relationships, you will be interested in learning about attachment theory. This theory highlights the importance of the relationship between infants and their caregivers. Our relationships in adult life are affected by the quality of this first emotional bond. Indeed, much of what couple counselling ...

Feb 15

Categories: Adult psychological development, Attachment Issues, Child ...

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Is Emotional Intelligence an intrinsic Trait or an Ability to be ...

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to appreciate one’s own emotions while maintaining awareness of others’. There are different components of the EI process to consider. First, the emotional intelligence of perception concerns the ability to recognize emotion cues in their ...

Feb 13

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Emotional Intelligence

Written By:
Tony Brown

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