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The Handmaid's Tale: Transforming Sadness, Rage & Righteous Anger

Have you been watching The Handmaid's Tale? If you're like most of us who have been quarantining at home, it means you've been all over TV and movie streaming services. While the p...
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Self-Kindness is Healthier than Self-Criticism

Self-Care: How to Be Kind to Yourself for a Healthier and Happier Life Self-criticsim is an abrasive demon that can wear away the shine from your “being”. The simple solution i...
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Finding Your Purpose in Life for Better Mental Health

A Sense of Purpose Improves Health If you want to keep depression and anxiety out of your life, find your purpose. Research shows that having a purpose in life will also help you b...
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Creating a Solid Foundation to Your Relationship

John Gottman, a researcher who studies marital stability, found that in order to create happiness with an intimate partner, it is not enough to simply get rid of negative behaviors...
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Increase Your Emotional Resilience

How to Be More Resilient Life is full of challenging and sometimes traumatic circumstances that arise whether you are young or old, rich or poor, urban or rural. The psychological ...
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Positive Psychology: Increasing the 5 Elements of True Happiness

The Secrets of True Happiness The secret to being truly happy in life comes from five basic elements. That’s the view of Martin Seligman, a leading expert in “Positive Psycholo...
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Think Like An Old Person To Be Happy

Tips on Happiness From People Over 85 Everyone wants to be happy. It’s only natural. After all, it’s in America’s Declaration of Independence. “...life, liberty and the pur...
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What is Attachment Disorder in Adults?

Attachment Disorders Part 1: Demystifying Diagnoses: Beyond The Definition What is Attachment Disorder in adults and how does it affect their daily lives? How is attachment disorde...
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Different Types of Psychologists

When seeking mental healthcare for yourself or a loved one, the first question you may ask is -- what are the different types of psychologists? One source stated there are as many ...
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Expressive Therapies

Everyone is creative and has the ability to access their creative self.  People are creative in different ways, which can include cooking, redesigning your home or making crafts....
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The Mind Body Connection
Identifying And Addressing Medical Trauma

Given the ongoing global pandemic, I believe it is crucial for health care providers, mental health counselors, and the general population to be aware of medical trauma. Unlike oth...
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Music: A Gateway to Mindfulness & Meditation

One effective practice to help with stress is to engage in an activity that helps clear the mind and be in the present moment. Often people engage in mindfulness and meditation but...
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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

ACT (pronounced “act”) is one of the therapeutic approaches which has developed as a “third wave” of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). CBT works to support people in chan...
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June 27: PTSD Awareness Day
Loss of Community Intensifies PTSD

PTSD Intensified by Loss of Community Community - it’s a foundation of human connection repeated as a mantra over decades in simple and profound phrases like, "No man is an islan...
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Where has the community gone?  How do we reshape it?

In our current climate of coronavirus lockdown and racial disparity in the forefront of our minds there remains a lingering question as to what will our lives look like when we com...
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June 21: International Day of Yoga
Yoga & Bipolar Disorder: Risks & Rewards

Yoga can be helpful for people with bipolar disorder, but there are also risks to be considered, according to a new study done by researchers at Brown University in Providence. “...
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LGBTQA+ Pride Month Self-Acceptance:
A Message from Boston Evening Therapy Associates

We Support You. We Stand With You. June is LGBTQA+ Pride month, and the team at Boston Evening Therapy Associates stands in solidarity with our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...
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June: Men’s Health Month The Current Epidemic (And It’s Not COVID-19)

While the majority of Americans have recently experienced the difficult and stressful effects of isolation due to quarantine, there is one group of experts when it comes to lonelin...
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Ten Tips for Couples in Quarantine: The 24/7 Relationship

 A healthy partnership in a COVID-19 world presents real challenges that can disrupt even the most stable relationship. But adversity of this scale and even catastrophe can pres...
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Brookline Couple Honors the Memory of their Son

We received a newsletter from Brookline Community Foundation. David's story is profound and moving. We have donated to Brookline Community Foundation to support their meaningful wo...
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Social Distancing and Emotional Hygiene Guidance Tips for Well Being

While there is no hand sanitizer for your emotional condition, do not ignore your mental and emotional well-being in these scary and uncertain times. We do not know where this Covi...
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How to take care of your mental health amidst the coronavirus crisis?

Stuck at Home? Here’s How to Spend Less Time Wallowing in Existential Dread. Our director Aaron Gilbert got interviewed by Boston MAGAZINE editor Tessa Yannone last week. Aaron s...
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Mindfulness-based stress reduction: Is it right for me?

Need to De-Stress? It’s no secret that stress is at epidemic proportions in our world. The hustle, the commitments, the commute, the phones, the texts. It’s all a bit much, isn...
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The Devastating Potential of Divorce Know your Coping Strategies

Don’t go Through this Alone While divorce is common and most of us have either experienced it or know someone close to us who has, it is far from a “normal” life experience. ...
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Horse Sense: Horses and Psychotherapy

Use Your Horse Sense We want to feel better. We want to experience peace and positive self regard. We have hope for developing an accepting and kind internal voice instead of a bit...
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Breaking the Love Code

While meaningful understanding of love has eluded the grasp of towering giants of art, science and philosophy for millennia, some of my brilliant clients on the autistic spectrum a...
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Couples Therapy vs Individual Therapy for Relationship Problems

Can You Do Your Best Couples Therapy Solo? You don't need me to tell you that relationships are hard. You’ve heard the time worn (and not necessarily accurate) statistic that “...
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Effects of Multitasking on Mental Health

Multitasking Can be Bad for Your Mental Health For a while, it was considered positive to be able to multitask. The idea was that people could take on our 24/7 society and be more ...
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The Mind at Rest: Freedom from Thought

The Survival Advantage of Big Brains From an evolutionary perspective it makes sense that your mind races. You are one of the survivors. How did you come to be so lucky while comin...
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Review of The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us about Ourselves

The Disordered Mind Sheds Light on Brain Research, Disease and Creativity The complexity and mystery of the human brain continues to fascinate and mystify us. That complexity entic...
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Mental Health May Be Declining in US

Is the U.S. Making Enough Progress in Treating Mental Health Disorders? Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and researchers have developed many therapies and medications t...
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Optimism May Lead to A Longer Life

The Glass Half-Full Approach to a Longer Life If you’re a person who thinks a rainy day is good for the flowers, instead of dreary, you could be adding years to your life. If you...
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Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Chronic Illness

Many of the clients I have seen over the years have a diagnosed chronic illness, including Crohn’s/IBS, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, Lyme Disease, and many othe...
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African Americans & Psychotherapy

As an African American therapist who spent my childhood being raised in the Baptist church, never once was engaging in therapy mentioned... But why? Reticence to Seek Mental Health...
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Rewiring the Anxious Mind

Learning to Change the Anxious Mind When I walked into yoga class that night, it was wall-to-wall mats. Each person had a journal, a packet of handouts, and a pen. Not common mater...
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Going Off Bipolar Drugs

The Fragile Path of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs Thousands of people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, social anxiety and other mental health conditions hav...
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Changes in Empathy in Bipolar Disorder

The Relationship between Bipolar Disorder and Empathy Some people who live with the depression and mania of bipolar disorder report feeling extreme empathy. On the other hand, rese...
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The Bipolar Experience

How Bipolar Disorder Feels: Normal Feelings Become Extreme and Unmanageable Everyone has days when they feel energetic and the world seems to be smiling upon them. We all have the ...
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The Complex Line between Sadness and Depression

When Does Sadness Qualify as Depression The questions about the causes of depression and how to treat this common and disabling mental health disorder continue. When does sadness l...
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What does Spirituality mean in Psychotherapy?

What does Spirituality mean in Psychotherapy? Kenneth Bitner, LICSW Spirituality is a loaded word for many people. When engaging in therapy, spirituality often is the one topic ind...
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