Archive | December, 2009

Sitting with Yourself (and Someone Else)

Often people come into therapy in a lot emotional distress and having great difficulty being with those upsetting feelings. So it might sound paradoxical, perhaps a little strange, that often our focus in psychotherapy is just that: to be with and feel that pain. The aim of therapy is relief from that suffering, which starts […]

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The Science of Gratitude

Recently a friend sent me a copy of a blog that she found on SF Gate about research into the act of giving thanks. Just before Thanksgiving, I had written on the subject. So I’m excited to report what science has found. The article by Doc Gurley, entitled “How Giving Thanks Improves Your Health,” reports […]

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