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Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program Launches at Omega

Posted on July 3, 2012

Are you a yoga instructor looking for a deeper connection to your students as well as your personal practice?  Are you a healthcare professional challenged by the demands, both physical and emotional, of your caregiving as well as those of your patients?  This 300-hour advanced training at Omega is a special opportunity for yoga teachers, nurses, doctors, and allied  health-care workers to experience the cutting edge of medicine led by some of the nation’s leading instructors. I’m excited to share with you the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, New York Masters Program, which I’ve been honored to participate in as a student/practitioner/mentor.  Continue Reading »

Take Control of Anxiety

Posted on April 22, 2012

Millions of adults suffer from anxiety disorders, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Some individuals will begin anti-anxiety medications for the first time while many sufferers are now dependent on anxiolytics, like Xanax, to fall asleep and manage anxiety throughout the day. As a therapist who treats anxiety and mood disorders, I know how helpful antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can be. Without these pharmacological interventions, many would suffer serious and disabling symptoms. One problem I’ve observed, is that because of the ease of medication, anxiety sufferers fail to learn the skills that can help them take control of their symptoms, leaving them unprepared down the road. For those willing to make some lifestyle changes,  I offer these helpful tips.  Continue Reading »

CBT Therapy: Behavior and Thought Changing Therapies That Work

Posted on October 4, 2011

Gaining insight and self-awareness does not always lead to change, therefore cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a useful technique. therapist and psychotherapist in New York City 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of treatment that involves evaluating the way a client thinks and feels from situation to situation, with the goal of helping him/her identify faulty thinking patterns that were learned earlier in life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy includes assignments, tasks and strategies designed to help the client re-evaluate his/her core beliefs and thought patterns, allowing for a more informed decision as to whether these beliefs are accurate.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy also includes specific elements aimed at changing behavioral responses. CBT incorporates  Continue Reading »

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Past And Present

Posted on October 4, 2011

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Psychodynamic psychotherapy, often called “psychoanalytic” or “dynamic” therapy is based on the premise that past experiences shape the present. According to the psychodynamic therapy model, the way in which an individual solves relationship issues early on can profoundly influence the formation of that individual’s adult personality.

At any early life stage, a person may have become “stuck” in a way of reacting or problem solving that is maladaptive in the present. As an adult, these same limiting patterns and dynamics often play out, getting repeated reflexively and automatically. These patterns interfere with the client’s ability to Continue Reading »