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Anxiety

Winter-over Syndrome & 9 Other Psychological Phenomenona

Winter-over Syndrome No, just because you’re in New England doesn’t mean you have winter-over syndrome.  Winter-over syndrome occurs for some who live in the Arctic, ...
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Anxiety

Men with Sex Anxiety: 3 Reasons Why

Stresses of Modern Day Life Father, provider, business man, friend, coach, emotional partner, and sex god.  How many roles are you expected to fulfill as ...
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Emotional Regulation

Wired for Inattention

We are wired for inattention, yet expected to hold our focus for long periods of time.  Our brains can only focus in ninety minute increments, ...
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GOOD Counseling

Trauma Informed Therapy & Therapists: It Matters.

Trauma informed care isn’t a specific therapy technique, it’s a philosophy, or a way of practice.  I’ve noticed the words “trauma informed” being thrown around ...
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Anxiety

Fear: 5 Reasons It’s a Gift

Fear, when experienced constantly and in the form of true danger, abuse, or hypervigilant anxiety, can incapacitate us.  Even if not at this extreme, many ...
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Emotional Regulation

Polyvagal Therapy: Trauma Healing Beyond Glimmers

Polyvagal theory is applied to the world of therapy by Maine’s own, Deb Dana.  I’ll do my best to offer a brief summary here, but ...
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GOOD Counseling

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Framework for a Meaningful Life – Copy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), may continue to be my favorite therapeutic modality for the remainder of my career.  ACT intuitively makes sense to me.  ...
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GOOD Counseling

25 Journal Prompts that Compliment Therapy

Why Journal? Journaling has been around for centuries.  If you’ve been to historic museum exhibitions, you’ve seen early diaries in which great adventurers note their ...
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Emotional Regulation

Books that Heal: 16 of my Favorites

Cross Cultural Ikagai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles Loosely translated, ikagai means “a reason for ...
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Emotional Regulation

Intimacy in your Relationship: How to Get Closer

Intimacy, in general terms, means closeness.  When I reference intimacy building in therapy, however, most people seem to brace themselves for a conversation about sex, ...
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