Posts Tagged ‘psychotherapy’

Quote of the day: PSYCHOTHERAPY

November 23, 2012


My mind drifts to a conversation I had years ago with a clinical supervisor who said, “Ninety percent of this work is having the guts to show up and look at what’s happening without changing the subject.”

— J. Scott Janssen

Quote of the day: THERAPY

February 24, 2010


We now know from neuroscience and attachment research that interpersonal relationships profoundly affect the physical structures and processes of the brain. Indeed, neuroscience tells us that our brains are exquisitely social in nature—as a species, we’re constantly getting into each other’s heads, affecting each other’s moods and emotions, rewiring each other’s neural networks. Therapy works primarily as a nervous-system-to-nervous-system regulator (like mother to child, mate to mate, friend to friend) that helps clients ramp down their own brains’ arousal levels and reactivity, as well as activate their neural capacity for regulating their own emotions.

— John Arden and Lloyd Linford, “The Rise and Fall of Pax Medica,” Psychotherapy Networker

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