This post covers what grief is like both in situations where the bereaved is grieving effectively and when this is not the case. While this post refers to grief as a response to the death of a loved one, there
Grief is a normal reaction to any significant loss. Anyone including children can experience grief at any point in their lifetime. The feelings associated with grief can include sorrow, numbness, pining, rage, lethargy, guilt, sadness, depression, frustration, anger, loneliness, helplessness,
The term dissociation has been part of the psychological lexicon for over a century. Pierre Janet could be considered the father of the phenomenon of dissociation. His work, beginning in 1887, laid the foundation for our present day understanding of
The Neurobiology of Anxiety This post explains the neurobiology of anxiety in very simple terms. It covers some of the basic brain structures and functions as well as the neurotransmitters involved in the experience of anxiety. Just understanding how anxiety
Approaches and Techniques In this post I will cover several approaches to help you manage anxiety. As discussed in the previous post, the first step to managing anxiety is to simply notice and name it. You cannot address that which
Managing Anxiety in Three Steps In this post I will discuss a three step approach to managing anxiety. The three steps taken together describe a process in which you will take control of your anxiety and your life. In addition
Are You Suffering From Anxiety? Of all the disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), anxiety disorders are the most common. Almost everyone either knows someone who suffers from anxiety or has suffered from it themselves at some
When clients have had insecure childhoods, healing and growth can be facilitated by thinking of therapy as a reparative attachment relationship in which the therapist deliberately tunes into the non-verbal interactive dynamics at play. The following post explores this idea.