Archive for April, 2009

Therapist Interview: Felix Treitler Leaves the Couch Behind

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Midweek Mental Greening

You might remember my post about Felix Treitler’s new spin on therapy a few weeks ago.

If not, here’s a little refresher course: Felix Treitler is a Boston-based Certified Tennis Professional and Licensed Therapist who has combined his love of physical activity and helping others to create an interesting kind of therapy.

This week, I was able to email with Treitler about this new kind of “sports therapy” (for which I learned there is a more appropriate name), how he came to combine his two passions to provide this therapy to clients, and the positive responses he’s received from both clients and mental health professionals thus far.

Read on!

Why Does Pain Get Worse When a Storm Is Coming?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The next time you watch the weather forecast, notice the barometric pressure, measured in inches. Numbers such as 30.04 will be followed by “rising,” …

Silencing Groupthink in Your Organization

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Groupthink is a term describing the idea that people in a group or meeting will stay quiet out of fear of the disagreement of others. …

Worrying About The Swine Flu? Some Pesky Questions

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Another blogger here wrote a great piece on reducing your anxiety about the swine flu outbreak. My post …

12 Steps to Sanity

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

People often ask me what I did to get better. To tell you the truth, I’m not all that sure. I spent much of my …

When You Disclose Too Much in Therapy

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

When You Disclose Too Much in TherapyA normal part of the psychotherapy process is something therapists call “disclosure.” This …

What, Me Worry? Swine Flu

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Picture the little kid crying in front of Mom. She’s wagging a finger at him saying, “I’ll give you something …

Chocolate and Mood Disorders

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Isn’t it great that we can have something that is not only good for us, but fun to use? I’m talking about chocolate! Yes sir, …

Is Exhibitionism the New Modesty?

Monday, April 27th, 2009

With the prevalence and popularity of social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, one can’t help but ask, Is the new modesty simply exhibitionism? …

You Really Hate Me? On Taking Criticism (Real or Imaginary)

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I guess we depressives are a tad sensitive. On the comment box of my post, “Brain Changes After Depression,” many readers confessed that they …

90210’s Portrayal of Bipolar Disorder

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Whenever TV and movies portray a person with mental illness, it’s usually a “crazy schizophrenic,” an ax-wielding sociopath, a violent, drug-addicted mental patient or an …

Video: Sticky Thoughts

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

I am at war against my thoughts most of the day. “I stink at this. She hates me. I’m a bad mom.” Blah. Blah. Blah. So, much of my therapy involves finding tools to help me filter and let go of negative thoughts so that my day isn’t ruined by them. A visualization to the rescue yet again! Actually two. I hope these help you as much as they have helped me in the last few weeks.

Summary 1: Don’t be a sucker.
Summary 2: Let it go.

You’ll see what I mean. Click through to view the video…

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