Category Archives: Previous Blogs

A Retreat Exercise

A Primal Exercise – As most of you know at each retreat we participate in a variety of “exercises” designed to not only trigger specific feelings but to help activate our childhood memories. Over the years we have not only … Continue reading

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The Stealth Group

It occurred to me recently that I probably get ten questions about group therapy for every one about anything else we do at the Institute. Many of us feel some confusion about the group process and I would guess that … Continue reading

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Coffee At Figaro’s

  Recently I received an email from a young woman interested in beginning therapy at the Institute. She explained that she had been given my name by someone who had worked with me several years ago and who believed I … Continue reading

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Generosity

If you have ever asked yourself where exactly you stand on the mental health food chain, consider the following; what, if anything, do you truly do for other people? We all know that pain and suffering constrict our consciousness, and that pain … Continue reading

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Simplicity

Recently an old friend asked me if I had to name one feature about Primal Therapy that distinguishes it from other therapies what would it be? After some thought and of course explaining that there are numerous differences between Primal … Continue reading

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Paper Tigers

The Time magazine cover story for January 31, 2011 has sparked a heated national debate on how best to raise children. Amy Chua, a Yale law professor and mother of two, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, her … Continue reading

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Forgetting What You Know!

I don’t know about you, but it seems like some lessons in life reintroduce themselves to me every few years. Sometimes they are hard, unpleasant truths, but not always. Sometimes, they are joyful, uplifting truths that renew your spirit. Lately, … Continue reading

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