Monthly Archives: March 2008

Groundedness

The other day I was talking with a young woman who expressed considerable uncertainty about her direction in life. A version of this conversation happens so frequently between people that it becomes unremarkable, and therefore invisible. In some sense, it … Continue reading

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Interpersonal Neurobiology

New technologies in brain studies are increasingly showing the profound significance of relationships in our lives. I am currently reading “Attachment in Psychotherapy,” which has a wonderful overview of developments in brain science as well as a summary of attachment … Continue reading

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Emotional Pain

Vulnerability engenders shame. No matter how many messages we get that we need to honor our emotions as authentic expressions of our unique selves, we try to avoid them. We have techniques and coping mechanisms. We have no patience for … Continue reading

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