psychiatry

Who's On Your List?

I usually like to keep these emails fun, upbeat, and positive. But sometimes you just have to keep it real, and today is one of those days.

On a very real note, I would like to recognize the life and recent passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams. It's important to recognize that Robin Williams had been reportedly suffering from major despression and bipolar disorder.

We hear about these disorders in the media and from friends and family. Who hasn't made a joke about someone you know being "bipolar"? But these disorders are very real, have major impact, and can afflict anyone. So please take it more seriously.

Have you, or someone you know, struggled with depression or bipolar disorder?

 My guess is that you have.

What did you do? What helped you break through your deepe

st bouts of depression? What helped you turn it around to be in a happier place?

What or who was your motivation?

 What was your vision for yourself? When did you decide that this current state wasn't going to be good enough?

Sometimes in life we feel that we're very alone. That no one else is truly there for us. But every one of us needs supports. 

We need people on 

our sides, on our team, in our black book that we can call when life is overwhelming.

Write those people's names down. Make a list o

f the people who are your best supports. Remind yourself of who really is there for you.

Give them a call today.

 Let them know they're on you list of best supporters. People like knowing that they can be helpful for others.

Who's list do you think you're on? Give that peroson a call today, just to let them know you're there.

Life is hard enough. The best thing we can give to each other is our presence, our love, and our support. So please give this to someone today. 

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Core Energetics

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I am so excited to report that I have started the Core Energetics training! It is a two-year program that will make me a better therapist, better understand my own blocks in achieving my goals, and allow me to be my best self for you clients! Based on the fundamental teachings of Freud, bioenergetics, and body work, Core Energetics was born to marry the concepts of talk therapy and internal conflict resolution using the body. See GoodTherapy.Org definition below:

Core Energetics is a method of therapy that strives to achieve transformation through self-discovery. Developed by John C. Pierrakos, this technique differs from traditional talk therapy in that it engages the body’s energy source through physical activity including kicking, hitting, muscle flexing, extreme posturing, vocalizations and expressions, and joins these outlets to statements. By doing so, the client is provided with a cohesive conversation between body and mind. Core Energetics allows a client to deeply feel his emotions and conflicting feelings, and often times the client discovers the sensations of true healing more rapidly than with traditional talk therapy by itself. Core Energetics can be difficult, but it inspires creativity, surprise, excitement and uniqueness and offers immense physical and emotional healing.

Have you ever experienced an intense emotion in your body? What do you love about your body? What do you wish was different? Core Energetics can help you LOVE your body and better understand your life and shape your future!

Find out more about Core Energetics now:

http://www.goodtherapy.org/core_energetics.html

http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Core_Energetics

http://www.coreenergetics.org/about-core-energetics/what-is-core-energetics/

How are your body and mind connected? In more ways than your thought! Explore your body and deeper consciousness now with Core!

Welcome!!

Welcome to the Center for Integrated Therapies blog! At the Center for Integrated Therapies, we are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and quality mental health services. Mental health, both as a science and practice, is pushing to become more evidenced-based and effective for its clients. That is exactly what the Center for Integrated Therapies is aiming to achieve. The Center for Integrated Therapies believes in utilizing treatments that are as diverse as the people we serve. Individual and group services combine empirical treatments with innovative approaches to enhance self awareness, interpersonal communication, and deeply seated emotional issues. Check out this article from the National Institute of Health to learn more about this method: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1525119/

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