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September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Immigrant Children: Value of Play Therapy

September 27, 2016 22:02 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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Throughout human history, migration has been a fact of life. However, as a result of globalization, it currently affects more people than ever before. Amnesty International ("People on the move", n.d.) reports that more than 230 million people live outside their country of birth. That is about 3% of the world's global population. And that number grows every day. [More]

November 3, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Jorge Bergoglio aka Pope Francis; A Happy Fellow

November 3, 2015 07:45 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Would you have imagined that a Pope would be celebrated for his relaxed and pleasant demeanor? Crowds would assemble and yearn to connect with this ex-bouncer who sees it as part of his calling to wash the feet of a Muslim female prisoner? Or hang on the words of a newly-elected Pope who stands, in muslin, to greet his cardinals rather than receive them from a throne while draped in furs? Who would have expected this? [More]

February 4, 2015
by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC

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New Ideas on the Link Between the Brain and Perception

February 4, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC  [About the Author]

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When lovers recognize that the perceptions of self and their partners are unconscious representations of their dream love, self, and an idealized relationship being experienced as reality they can recreate the relationship of their dreams. When lovers become consciously aware of their perceptions, the origin of those perceptions, and the meaning of those perceptions, they can move toward the third stage of romantic relationship—The True Love Stage. [More]

January 19, 2014
by bp (bipolar) Magazine

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Accepting my Bipolar Diagnosis

January 19, 2014 04:55 by bp (bipolar) Magazine  [About the Author]

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I will never forget the day I learned I likely had the illness. I went to the doctor on another issue and ended up having a loud, sloppy-wet meltdown, including talking about suicide and tossing things about the room (okay, just gloves). Funny, I don’t recall what set me off. The doctor gently asked if I ever considered that maybe I have bipolar disorder? I melted even more and called my parents, screaming into the phone about how I truly was for-real crazy! Told ya! For years I had been struggling (surviving, at times just barely), not knowing what was wrong. I was sent to a psychiatrist and got the bp II diagnosis. [More]

November 20, 2013
by Lisa Baker, M.A., R.C.C.

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Radical Acceptance

November 20, 2013 04:55 by Lisa Baker, M.A., R.C.C.  [About the Author]

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When used effectively, this difficult concept actually brings the level of suffering we tend to experience when railing against reality, down to a level of pain that we can endure. It is difficult to function, change, move beyond a loss, or find some semblance of peace, without somehow accepting what is and where we are. Resistance to a painful reality often only increases our discomfort and can frequently lead to ways of coping that ultimately bring further suffering and pain. [More]