Have you or anyone in your family been affected by mental illness? Have you been impacted in anyway by gun violence? I have suffered the consequences of both. Both these tragedies left me reeling with a cascade of grief that continues to haunt me as I write this blog today.
As part of the human species we all have a shadow side. What is the shadow side of our personality? It’s the dark side—that side that we don’t want to own and project it on others in a way to rid ourselves of our unacceptable parts. It is the hidden power of the dark side of human nature and we all have it!
How can you stop your thoughts from controlling your days and nights? It’s not as difficult as you might imagine. It takes a commitment, time and money if you choose to hire a therapist.
Our thoughts can create counterproductive states of well-being and can drive us to depression, anxiety and misery. How can we stop our thoughts from controlling our brains? We have to STOP THINKING!
Reprinted from Huffington Post | May 20, 2014 By Joan E. Childs On July 2, 1998, my beautiful 34-year-old daughter, Pam, a Ph.D. and clinical social worker, leaped to her death from a 15th-story window. Although her death gave every appearance of suicide, her executioner was her Bipolar 1 disorder. By the time she passed, […]
Why do people choose suicide? Is it always a conscious choice? The answer is not simple. When we know that self preservation is the strongest human need, how can we understand and explain the answer to this very complex question?
I am fully aware that many clinicians in my field who use Skype as a medium to do therapy. I have chosen not to use this medium with a few exceptions.
What does it mean to be authentic? How does it feel to be in your true essence? What stops us from walking in our truth? To know the answers, first you must ask the questions. We are born perfect. We had no fears, no inhibitions, anxieties or worries when we arrived on our birth day. […]
Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. This nightmare can happen to anyone. Since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it feels like we are living in a third world country; not the country I grew up in in the 1950’s, perhaps the last age of innocence. The United […]
Sometime during the latter part of August, I will be offering, for the first time, a two day Group Intensive for Couples.