We can invite another person to change in two ways. One is to offer a straightforward invitation. “You are currently X, might you prefer Y?” We can, for instance, inviteContinue Reading: Paradoxical Invitations: To Change Or Not To Change
If you or a loved one are suffering the physical and emotional distress of anxiety, depression, or PTSD, my heart goes out to you. These illnesses represent some of the most intense forms of anguish any human being can experience. I also have some wonderful news: over the last 30 years my colleagues and I have been assembling a suite of integrative approaches that target the very roots of these disorders. We're now regularly seeing complete recoveries from them all - often in much less time than we once thought such healing would take. Please avail yourself of the resources on my site, and reach out to me should you wish to connect in person.
Forthcoming January, 2021 My Tropic of Cancer: Living & Dying With a Dread Disease
My Tropic of Cancer: Living & Dying With a Dread Disease tells the story of cancer’s passage through three generations of the Mintie family. Where Albert Camus used the magnifying glass of plague to examine the human condition, Tropic uses the lens of cancer. While life-threatening disease is always life changing, it changes nothing essential. It is, in fact, always an opportunity to see more deeply into the way things really are. Tropic does this, in part, by laying out the environmental, social and political milieus of cancer's appearance. It also shares the author and his family’s psychological and spiritual responses to cancer, inviting the reader along on a deeply personal, inter-generational awakening to both the perils and possibilities that travel with this extraordinary disease. Tropic tells, finally, an exuberantly hopeful story, one likely to encourage any family touched by cancer to find its own authentic, life-affirming and human response.
Poets and cognitive-behavioral therapists are fellow travelers, both very much in the business of words. The American poet Wallace Stevens is an especially close fellow traveler. His poems work theContinue Reading: Pure Poetry Of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
At least 14 million people have now contracted COVID-19 and 600,000 of them have died. This combination of physical, emotional, social and financial challenges has never been faced by anyoneContinue Reading: The Yoga Vaccine: A CBT Response To COVID-19