Identifying Our Emotions

"How are you?" This question has turned into a simple greeting that usually receives an automatic response of, “I’m good, how are you?” Although this may be the appropriate response for the setting, let’s try asking ourselves how we are really feeling. https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/jul/23/inside-out-most-on-trend-emotion CHECKING IN Take a few deep breaths. Ask, how do I feel … Continue reading Identifying Our Emotions

Women’s History Month: A Discovery That Changed Trauma Treatment

Like the rest of us, Dr. Francine Shapiro had problematic experiences.  Yet, her troubles led to a discovery that could treat trauma.   As many of us have done, Dr. Francine Shapiro went on a walk to think about something troubling her.  She had been darting her eyes back and forth when she realized she was … Continue reading Women’s History Month: A Discovery That Changed Trauma Treatment

Celebrating Women Pioneers in Mental Health: Dr. Marsha Linehan

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, has become the go-to therapy for a multitude of mental health concerns, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, substance dependence, PTSD, and eating disorders. Dr. Marsha Linehan, a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, developed DBT. Dr. Marsha Linehan When … Continue reading Celebrating Women Pioneers in Mental Health: Dr. Marsha Linehan