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So, what if I were to tell you that there's an exercise class designed to improve your emotional life and your relationships? Well, there is one, and it's called Building Elan, which is a Bioenergetic Exercise class. Want to stop feeling stressed out, depressed and lifeless? Sick of...

I want to address a couple of questions I often get regarding medications. The first question is, “Do I need to take medication?” The second question is, “I’ve been taking medication and I don’t think it’s helping me. So, do you think I should take it?” First...

Remember A Good Moment and Hold it Close To Your Heart When bad stuff is happening in your world, it's good to have something positive to hang on to. Lovers used to wear tiny lockets with photos of their sweethearts. Soldiers carried photos of their children. Just...

Be kind to yourself. I often say "be kind to yourself" when people are walking out of my office. And the reason I do that is because earlier in the session, or at that moment, I have felt how awful the person is feeling about themselves....

You know when you need a cute fix. You know need a cute fix when too much has gone wrong all around you. You're on overload. Things you care about are being destroyed. You feel helpless to do anything about the mayhem around you. The world...

Relationships are a fundamental and necessary condition for the existence of the contemporary human brain. You are a social animal, like it or not. You cannot survive your infancy and childhood without other people. And according to research, you will have poorer heath and die at...

To tell you why you are depressed, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. First off, in the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous system as “fight or flight,” or “rest and...

Supercharge your confidence and overall self-improvement goals through Group Therapy When most people think of therapy, they don’t generally think of group therapy, which is unfortunate because group therapy is a powerful and effective way to reach your self-improvement goals. Group therapy also has a number of...

  What The Vagus Nerve Is And Why You Should Know About It Simply put, the Vagus nerve is your 10th cranial nerve. You have 12 cranial nerves in all, and the 10th one is super special. It’s called the Vagus nerve because it comes from a Latin...

Whether you have decided to go “the medication route” or not, the last piece of advice you will generally find online about how to relieve depression when you can't beat it on your own is to “know when to seek professional help,” or to “know...

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