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  • Jeb Bush: "I'm Not In Therapy"

    01/14/2017 8:50:09 AM PST · by usafa92 · 85 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/13/2017 | Becca Stanek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's experience in the 2016 Republican presidential primary was apparently enough to make him swear off ever running for political office again. While speaking Thursday at Texas A&M University, where he's spending two weeks teaching a course about governors, Bush admitted that he thinks 2016 was his best — and only — shot at making his presidential dreams a reality. "I unraveled everything I was doing to prepare for this — you don't do that lightly," Bush said. "I just think this was my chance." But Bush swears he's doing okay in spite of his loss....
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Create Hotline For Students Upset About Trump

    12/08/2016 6:45:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has set up a hotline to help out students who are stressed or worried from the election of Donald Trump has president. . . “Although it has been nearly a month since the presidential election, many of our students still have questions and concerns about potential impact on them and their families,” Superintendent Michelle King said in the recorded phone call for parents. . . Seventy-four percent of LAUSD’s 655,000 students are Hispanic, and the district includes thousands of students who are illegal immigrants or the children of illegal immigrants. The district saw...
  • SFO adds therapy pig to greet travelers

    12/05/2016 5:51:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies ^ | 12/5/16 | Beth Spotswood
    Believe it or not, adorable dogs aren't for everyone. That's one of the reasons why the San Francisco International Airport has added a new member to its four-legged "Wag Brigade" - a pig named LiLou. SFO's Wag Brigade allows SPCA animals certified by the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program to greet and comfort hurried travelers as they arrive, depart, or languish through a layover. LiLou is the program's first pig.
  • Distraught students get therapy dogs to cope with Trump’s win

    11/15/2016 12:24:02 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15th, 2016 | Emily Smith
    New York City schoolchildren still unable to process Donald Trump’s victory are getting more help — from therapy dogs.
  • Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomesThe discovery of two amino

    03/31/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by se99tp · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan and methionine are essential amino acids -- the diet must provide them because cells cannot make them. Normally, the lack of an essential amino acid in the diet can lead to serious diseases and even death. Foods rich in tryptophan and methionine include cheese, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, nuts and soybeans.
  • Psychologists and massage therapists are reporting ‘Trump anxiety’ among clients

    03/04/2016 11:55:11 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Paul Schwartzman
    To the catalogue of anxieties her patients explore during therapy — marriage, children, and careers — psychologist Alison Howard is now listening to a new source of stress: the political rise of Donald Trump. In recent days, at least two patients have invoked the Republican front-runner, including one who talked at length about being disturbed that Trump can be so divisive and popular at the same time, said Howard, who practices in the District.
  • Another Group Therapy Session for Students Following Milo’s University of Michigan Visit

    02/24/2016 5:32:10 PM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    The University of Michigan held a group therapy session for students yesterday to coincide with Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos' visit to campus.
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • Obama Gets Serious About ISIS, Sends Terrorists to Therapist

    08/06/2015 3:06:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies ^ | Aug. 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Finally Obama is cracking down on ISIS. No more Mr. Nice Appeaser. You plot to behead Americans. You go right to the therapist's office. The FBI is now referring some potential terror suspects for psychological counseling as part of a new touchy-feely strategy to defeat homegrown Islamic State supporters. Rather than lock up everyone in the U.S. suspected of potential terrorist activity, the FBI will direct up to 10% of the thousands of people under investigation to the shrink’s couch, where they can rehash the indignities of their childhoods that led them to seek retribution by opening fire on crowds...
  • America's First Openly Bisexual Governor Bans Gay Conversion Therapy in Oregon

    05/21/2015 8:07:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Oregon became the third state in the United States to ban gay conversion therapy, a practice that has attracted much debate. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into law earlier this week, though an ex-gay group has protested and called the bill "child abuse." CNN reported on Wednesday that the bill signed by Brown, the first openly bisexual governor in the U.S., will block therapist from offering conversion or reparative therapy on individuals who are younger than 18. Laws against the practice have also been made in California, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. While the American Psychological Association has...
  • Gay-conversion therapy ban to be introduced in House

    05/19/2015 1:34:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/19/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein
    The push to end so-called “conversion therapy” against homosexuality is expected to gear up Tuesday with the introduction of a House bill to ban the therapy nationally. The bill comes a few weeks before a consumer fraud lawsuit described as a “David and Goliath” battle over the therapy begins in New Jersey, and in the wake of a request for a federal probe into whether the therapy’s marketing and practices are “deceptive” and “dangerous.” Opponents of sexual orientation change efforts, such as Reps. Ted W. Lieu and Jackie Speier, both California Democrats, say being homosexual is not a disorder or...
  • Transgender Week at the White House: Gender Neutral Bathrooms and Conversion Therapy Bans

    04/11/2015 5:48:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama symbolically demonstrated support for certain transgender political goals this week by announcing his support for bans on conversion therapy for youth and the addition of a gender neutral bathroom in the White House. In response to a petition posted on a White House website, the Obama administration expressed its support for Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Therapy. Valerie Jarrett, a senior presidential adviser, wrote in the official response to the petition that President Obama supported such a ban. "The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor...
  • Evangelical leader Russell Moore denounces ex-gay therapy

    10/30/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT · by oohebo
    Religion News Service ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks. Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals. These “wolves” have initiated attacks on their own with no planning or coordination with others and without leaving a trail of clues about their intentions. Law enforcement authorities and our government are not well suited to defend against such individual terror strikes. As Israel has learned about such attacks, there are just too many targets to...
  • Parents Fail in NJ ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

    08/02/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    News Room Jersey ^ | 08/02/2014 | Mary Marshall
    A state federal judge has struck down a lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s ban on “sexual orientation change efforts” or SOCE, as they are referred to in court. This is the second time in nine months a judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a practice called conversion therapy. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law that banned the practice in NJ last year, according to the Associated Press.
  • 'Vampire therapy' could reverse ageing, scientists find

    05/05/2014 8:15:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/05/2014 | Sarah Knapton,
    It may seem the stuff of gothic horror novels, but transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and even cure Alzheimer’s Disease, scientists believe. Throughout history, cultures across the globe have extolled the properties of youthful blood, with children sacrificed and the blood of young warriors drunk by the victors. It was even rumoured that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il injected himself with blood from healthy young virgins to slow the ageing process. Now scientists have found that young blood actually ‘recharges’ the brain, forms new blood vessels and improves memory and learning. In parallel research, scientists...
  • Pro-Choice: Defending the Right NOT to be Gay

    04/10/2014 8:02:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2014 | Chad Felix Greene
    In an article I wrote recently, Gay Rights: An Unnecessary Battle, I argued that there are no specifically anti-gay laws, only laws distinguishing between single individuals and married couples. There is one law that I missed.  California law SB-1172 Sexual orientation change efforts actually does intentionally and specifically discriminate against people based solely on their sexual orientation.  The law states: “This bill would prohibit a mental health provider, as defined, from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts, as defined, with a patient under 18 years of age.  The bill would provide that any sexual orientation change efforts attempted on a...
  • Britain's littlest shepherd and a bond between boy and sheep that will melt your heart

    12/26/2013 7:45:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-26-13 | Frances Hardy
    Boxing Day morning is traditionally a time for long sleeps and leisurely breakfasts. But while most of Britain takes it easy after yesterday’s festivities, little Arthur Jones will be out in the Dorset countryside mending fences. Many winter mornings have seen him out in the fields, hammering tacks into a post, wearing his favourite tweed cap. He also feeds the sheep, rattling a tiny pail containing a handful of pellets. ‘Come on Twinkle!’ he calls to a ewe with a dense white fleece and a calm demeanour, who dutifully trots across to him. So far, so ordinary for a hard-working...
  • NIH Stops Therapy Dogs From Visiting Sick Children

    10/08/2013 3:33:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/7/13 | Penny Starr
    ( – The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health has suspended its dog therapy program because of the government shutdown, according to John Burklow, spokesperson for NIH. Burklow said the dogs, which pay visits to patients in the hospital, including children with cancer, have to seen by veterinarians, and a “team” on staff made the decision to suspend program. “A vet needs to evaluate the dogs, and given that there is a 25 percent reduction in staff (furloughed), we focus our activities and staffing on the care of patients already at our hospital,” Burklow said.
  • (Planet of the Apes Goes PC) - 'Sexist' Gorilla Being Kicked Out of Dallas Zoo; Ape To Get Therapy

    09/26/2013 5:04:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Lee Moran
    'Sexist' gorilla being kicked out of Dallas Zoo Patrick, a 23-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was born in the Bronx Zoo in 1990, has nipped at female apes he was to mate with and even bit one, and has belittled others. Patrick will be transferred to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. A "sexist" male gorilla at Dallas Zoo is being evicted and sent for therapy after he bit one female companion and belittled others. Patrick — a 430-pound Western lowland born at New York's Bronx Zoo in 1990 — will be moved to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens...
  • NJ's Gay Therapy Ban Attacks 'Right to Self-Determination,' Argues Lawsuit

    08/26/2013 3:33:33 PM PDT · by Center2Right
    The Christian Post ^ | August 26 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    As lawmakers get ready to head back to Capitol Hill, Tampa Bay Catholics are joining believers across the country to push for immigration reform. "It's really a three-prong approach, through prayer, education and advocacy," said Sabrina Burton Schultz, director of the Diocese of St. Petersburg's life ministry office. The diocese of 321,459 Catholics, which covers Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, is encouraging parishioners to contact politicians about the issue. The diocese also is organizing a candlelight prayer vigil, Hispanic Mass and a pilgrimage of the images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Lujan. Schultz said...
  • Gov. Christie Signs Discrimination Into Law

    08/20/2013 7:54:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2013 | Michael Brown
    Despite his “concerns about [the] government limiting parental choice on the care and treatment of their own children,” Governor Chris Christie signed into law a ban on ex-gay therapy for minors, thereby committing an outrageous act against both the people of New Jersey and his own Catholic faith. Buying into the standard gay activist talking points, Christie explained that “on issues of medical treatment for children we must look to experts in the field to determine the relative risks and rewards,” because of which he felt this government intrusion into doctor-patient relationships was justified. As for Christie’s personal views, he...
  • NJ governor signs ban on gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 12:34:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies ^ | 19 Aug 13 | Associated Press
    Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California. The bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature with bipartisan support in June. Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly gay, described the therapy as "an insidious form of child abuse." In a note accompanying the bill, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual...
  • Yes, Gay is a Choice. Get Over It.

    08/04/2013 9:16:00 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Crystal Dixon of the University of Toledo was fired for writing an editorial in a local newspaper. She referred to Exodus and mentioned people who chose to leave the gay lifestyle. The case against Dixon is based purely on wild assumption that gay men cannot stop themselves from having anal sex or engaging in fellatio. These assumptions bestialize and infantilize gay men. Dixon said that gays had the choice to leave the lifestyle (in other words, stop engaging in anal sex and fellatio). According to her detractors, such was tantamount to being anti-gay. Her detractors are following the lead of...
  • Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

    07/17/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT · by Renfield · 3 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-17-2013 | Ian Sample
    People with Down's syndrome are at greater risk of heart defects, leukaemia and early-onset dementia. Photograph: Getty Images Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome – albeit in isolated cells – raising the prospect of a radical therapy for the disorder. In an elegant series of experiments, US researchers took cells from people with Down's and silenced the extra chromosome that causes the condition. A treatment based on the work remains a distant hope, but scientists in the field said the feat was the first major step towards a "chromosome therapy" for Down's syndrome....
  • 5 Surprising Facts About Gay Conversion Therapy

    06/04/2013 8:15:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 4, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay Therapy Gay conversion therapy, as it is known, supposedly helps gay people overcome same-sex attractions. But mainstream psychologists say the therapy is ineffective, unethical and often harmful, exacerbating anxiety and self-hatred among those treated for what is not a mental disorder. In 2013, two cases involving the therapy to convert gay people into heterosexuals hit the courts, with one seeking to sue counselors who offer the therapy and the other seeking to defend them. Here are five things you need to know about the therapy and the current lawsuits.
  • Congressman's Gay Son Touts Benefit From Reparative Therapy

    04/18/2013 3:14:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/18/2013 | By Michael Gryboski
    The openly gay son of a conservative Republican Congressman has stated that he benefitted from undergoing the controversial practice of reparative therapy as a teenager. Matt R. Salmon, son of Ariz. Rep. Matt Salmon, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that his taking of "ex-gay" conversation therapy helped him be more comfortable around other men. "Looking back, I don't regret it. The goal was to become straight, and it turns out what I took away from it was an increased confidence," said Salmon, who entered therapy at age 18. "A big part of it was really teaching me to make relationships with...
  • Group Sues California Over Bill Banning Reparative Therapy for Gay Teens

    10/02/2012 2:06:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2012 | Michael Gryboski
    A conservative legal group has announced that it will file suit against the State of California over its recent passing of a law banning reparative therapy for homosexual minors. Liberty Counsel announced the suit on Monday, bringing it on behalf of families, counselors, and the National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). "The California governor and legislature are putting their own preconceived notions and political ideology ahead of children and their rights to get access to counseling that meets their needs," said Liberty Counsel in a statement. "This law undermines parental rights. Mental health decisions should be left...
  • Ann Romney on recovering from MS, carrying the olympic torch in 2002

    07/29/2012 7:49:18 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 21 replies
    State-Controlled CNN ^ | July 27th, 2012
    Broadcasting out of his native England, this evening Piers Morgan welcomes Mitt and Ann Romney for a candid and revealing conversation that comes alongside the 2012 Summer Olympic Games from London. A decade since the Romneys helped host the 2002 Olympics in their home state of Utah, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host walks the couple down memory lane: "There was a very poignant moment, when you were asked to allow someone who was your hero, to hold the torch. And you chose your wife," reviewed Morgan. "Tell me about that."
  • California may ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy

    05/21/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 8, 2012 | Hannah Dreier
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight is speeding through the California statehouse. Supporters say the legislation, which passed its final Senate committee Tuesday, is necessary because such treatments are ineffective and harmful.
  • Funeral home mourns therapy dog Oliver

    01/18/2012 10:21:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JS Online ^ | 1-18-12 | Amy Rabideau Silvers
    Oliver's photo still hangs at the Krause Funeral Homes, but he is no longer available to help grieving families. First a Krause family pet, Oliver ended up working most of his life as a therapy dog. "I remember one little boy, maybe about 8 years old, who wouldn't talk after a sibling died," funeral director Mark Krause said. "But he talked and talked to Oliver. "Oliver worked maybe a thousand funerals in his day, maybe more," he said. "What he did was really magical. People in their suits and dresses would get down on the floor to pet him." Oliver...
  • Woman tells how she turned to the sex industry to fund her studies

    12/15/2011 9:07:49 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 15th December 2011 | By Jessica Satherley
    After it was revealed yesterday that an increasing number of women are using the sex industry to pay their way through university, one woman has told her story of stripping while studying. Emma Green, of Glamorgan, Wales, turned to stripping on a webcam for men and earned £200-a-week to fund her studies. The 25-year-old, who studied multi-media design at Glamorgan University before spending another year at a beauty therapy college in 2009, says a normal part-time job was out of the question because of her intense course workload.
  • Anthony Weiner checks into treatment center as Nancy Pelosi, other top Dems call on him to resign

    06/12/2011 7:39:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/11/11 | Alison Gendar, Matthew Lysiak and Jonathan Lemire
    Anthony Weiner checks into treatment center as Nancy Pelosi, other top Dems call on him to resignBY Alison Gendar, Matthew Lysiak and Jonathan Lemire DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Updated: Saturday, June 11th 2011, 10:45 PM Lusty lawmaker Anthony Weiner checked into a treatment center for his randy behavior Saturday - but it may not be enough to save his job. Weiner will be seeking help in the wake of the sexting scandal that put his career on life support, just as several of the country's most powerful Democrats simultaneously called on him to quit. "Congressman Weiner departed this morning to...
  • Therapy to change 'feminine' boy created a troubled man, family says

    06/08/2011 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Kirk Andrew Murphy seemed to have everything to live for. He put himself through school. He had a successful 8-year career in the Air Force. After the service, he landed a high profile position with an American finance company in India. But in 2003 at age 38, Kirk Murphy took his own life. A co-worker found him hanging from the fan of his apartment in New Delhi. His family has struggled for years to understand what happened. "I used to spend so much time thinking, why would he kill himself at the age of 38? It...
  • Gene therapy reverses type 1 diabetes in mice with 78% success rate

    06/06/2011 6:46:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    An experimental cure for Type 1 diabetes has a nearly 80 percent success rate in curing diabetic mice. The results, to be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston, offer possible hope of curing a disease that affects 3 million Americans. "With just one injection of this gene therapy, the mice remain diabetes-free long term and have a return of normal insulin levels in the body," said Vijay Yechoor, MD, the principal investigator and an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Yechoor and his co-workers used their new gene therapy in a nonobese...
  • Need Therapy? A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    05/22/2011 2:22:31 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21st 2011 | Benedict Carey
    Between unresolved family conflicts, relationship struggles and his mixed-race identity, James Puckett had enough on his mind in college that he sought professional help. But after bouncing from one therapist to another, he still felt stuck. “They were all female, and they did give me some comfort,” said Mr. Puckett, 30, who works for a domestic-abuse program in Wisconsin. “But I was getting the same rhetoric about changing my behavior without any challenge to see the bigger picture of what was behind these very male coping reactions, like putting your hand through a wall.” He decided to seek out a...
  • A Late Dose of Thursday Therapy

    05/06/2011 11:05:37 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-05-11 | Regalo Di Spine
    Sometimes we all get stuck in a rut. Events around us seem to be ever-changing but we just can’t seem to motivate ourselves to change with them. We do the same things we have always done and we end up with the same results we always get and there just doesn’t seem to be a way break the routines with which we have saddled ourselves. If this is you, let us provide you with some ideas – gleaned from literally a fraction of an hour of research on the internet – tailored to your specific situation. Let us help you...
  • Homophobic remarks defended after therapist was set up by gays

    01/17/2011 9:16:31 AM PST · by scottjewell · 16 replies
    The Parliament ^ | 17 Jan 2011 | Martin Banks
    UK Conservative party leader David Cameron has been urged to condemn "breathtaking" comments about gay people by Tory MEP Roger Helmer. On Sunday, Helmer tweeted: "Why is it OK for a surgeon to perform a sex-change operation, but not OK for a psychiatrist to try to 'turn' a consenting homosexual?" He was responding to an article at the weekend in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper about how a British psychotherapist who tried to "convert" a gay man to become heterosexual now faces being struck off. Lesley Pilkington, 60, a psychotherapist for 20 years, faces being stripped of her accreditation to the...
  • Stress--Dealing With From a Christian Perspective

    11/19/2010 12:47:44 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 4 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 19, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Today, I want to discuss stress. We live in a time and age where stress is common, rampant, and so intense that it has become a tremendous challenge sometimes to simply maintain composure. Stress is a draining mechanism that can easily take our focus off of the Lord and dwell on our own troubles. Now, to us Christians, there are three major types of stress we should examine....... Work-Related Stress: Back in June, a friend of mine and I went to a restaurant we both like. When the waitress came to our table, she had a “brain freeze” for a...
  • Bizarre: You Can Now See A Therapist Over Your iPhone

    09/14/2010 12:23:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 14, 2010 | Josh Dzieza
    Attention, smartphone addicts: Now you can get treatment for that addiction through the very device that enslaves you. Josh Dzieza on psychology’s new technological frontier. Plenty of people joke about their addictions to their “CrackBerries,” and there’s likely more than a bit of truth to that. (Indeed, the new DSM, the mental health bible for psychologists, may include “Internet addiction” among its many pathologies.) But while smartphones can certainly enable compulsive behavior, surprisingly psychologists are increasingly seeing them as a tool with potential mental health benefits. Capitalizing on the ubiquity of the increasingly powerful mobile devices nearly everyone carries around...
  • My Life in Therapy

    08/05/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | DAPHNE MERKIN
    All those years, all that money, all that unrequited love. It began way back when I was a child, an anxiety-riddled 10-year-old who didn’t want to go to school in the morning and had difficulty falling asleep at night. Even in a family like mine, where there were many siblings (six in all) and little attention paid to dispositional differences, I stood out as a neurotic specimen. And so I was sent to what would prove to be the first of many psychiatrists in the four and a half decades to follow — indeed, I could be said to be...
  • Please Pray for Judy

    06/27/2010 7:29:36 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity Post | 06/26/2010 | \/\/ayne
    I'm asking for prayer from my FRiends. Wednesday my wife Judy and I went to emergency because her left arm and leg were very, very weak. After tests it turns out she has ovarian or uterine cancer which has spread to 5 tumors in the brain and two on her lungs. One of the brain tumors is causing her left arm and leg to be almost completely paralyzed. She is checked into TMC Hospital and has already begun radiation treatment on the brain tumors. She will have two weeks of that. They will most likely also have surgery for...
  • Conference in Italy with Dr. Joseph Nicolosi

    06/24/2010 8:13:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm ^ | JUNE 23, 2010 | By Lucia Braghini
    "'Diversity' also includes those of us with more traditional anthropological viewpoints." On May 21-22, 2010, a conference entitled "Gender Identity and Freedom" was held in Brescia, Italy and attended by 168 people. The first seminar was entitled, "The Approach to Unwanted Homosexuality: Psychological Treatment Tools," and was aimed at psychologists, educators, and professionals, with 99 attendees. The second, "Gender Identity: The Condition and Causes of Homosexuality" was open to the members of the twelve associations that had organized the conference … As soon as news got out that a conference with Dr. Nicolosi would be held in Brescia, interest about...
  • Mute Boy Spoke for First Time After Getting Puppy; Silent Again After Thieves Dognap Pup

    05/19/2010 3:26:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 788+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 19th 2010 | STEPHANIE GASKELL
    He lost his puppy - and his voice. A 4-year-old mute boy who spoke for the first time after getting a dog for his birthday went silent again after the puppy was stolen. Liam Hainsworth, of West Yorkshire, England, is heartbroken over the loss of his best friend, a pug named Milie. "There's no words coming out but you just know he's screaming 'Where is Milie? Where is she?' inside," his worried mother, Aimee Hainsworth, 24, told London's Daily Mail. "Milie really was his best friend. They would play together happily for hours. None of his toys has ever held...
  • Muslims and Westerners: The Psychological Differences

    05/08/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 17 replies · 1,215+ views
    The New English Review ^ | Nicolai Sennels
    When I first read about Nicolai Sennels’ work concerning therapy, which he had conducted with criminal Muslims in Denmark, I knew that it would be groundbreaking. I hope that you the reader will listen closely to what he has to say. I also had the opportunity to conduct prison interviews of Muslim detainees, which were not interrogations. Minneapolis has the largest diaspora of Somali Muslims outside of Mogadishu, and there was an overload in the county jail. I was trying to decide if I wanted to draw up a research project. Pressured for time and with too many other responsibilities...
  • FDA approves immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer

    04/30/2010 6:15:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/30/2010 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    The Food and Drug Administration approved a new immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer on Thursday, the first therapeutic vaccine for cancer ever approved by the agency. The approval opens the door to a whole new approach to cancer therapy, adding a unique weapon to the arsenal of oncologists. The vaccine, Provenge, has been shown to extend survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer by four months, more than twice as long as chemotherapy, and to increase three-year survival by 38%. A lot of people have been working in labs, biotechs and pharma companies looking for a proof of principle" that...
  • Fear & Phobias - an enlightening and compassionate video. (NOT)

    03/27/2010 1:31:09 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Well, I learned a lot from this video... We must be careful around each other. There's just no telling what we might do to cause another person distress. Funny stuff anyway, though. C
  • Gay 'Marriage' Activists Forcing Pro-Family Views out of California Therapist Association

    03/16/2010 10:20:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 366+ views
    Life Site ^ | March 15, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SAN DIEGO, California, March 15, 2010 ( – Abandoning its long-held neutrality on the marriage debate, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has slowly come to disavow pro-family views and sexual orientation therapy as "homophobic." Instead it now warmly supports homosexuality as a "normal and positive" variant of sexuality - all thanks to pressure by gay activists who have openly vowed to transform the organization from within. The disturbing result of the activists' tactics, says one anonymous CAMFT intern, is that pro-family therapists in California are becoming increasingly afraid to speak up in favor of natural marriage...
  • Wounded Warriors, Veterans Find Therapy on Ski Slopes

    03/12/2010 4:19:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 139+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    MERCERSBURG, Pa., March 12, 2010 – Matthew Bilancia addresses the slopes like a man on a mission, cutting and edging his snowboard down the mountain with the confidence and passion of someone who’s been doing it all his life. Army Spc. Tonya Jacobs, injured in an on-the-job accident in Kuwait in 2008, laces up her ski boots for a wounded warrior adaptive sports session March 11, 2010, at Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. The USO of Metropolitan Washington and the Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation sponsored the event. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden  (Click...
  • Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes

    01/17/2010 9:18:53 PM PST · by Saije · 31 replies · 997+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/2010 | Leslie Kaufman
    Gordon Fleming is, by his own account, an environmentally sensitive guy. He bikes 12 1/2 miles to and from his job at a software company outside Santa Barbara, Calif. He recycles as much as possible and takes reusable bags to the grocery store. Still, his girlfriend, Shelly Cobb, feels he has not gone far enough. Ms. Cobb chides him for running the water too long while he shaves or showers. And she finds it “depressing,” she tells him, that he continues to buy a steady stream of items online when her aim is for them to lead a less materialistic...
  • Make Art Not War Doesn't Seem To Work

    12/30/2009 3:03:58 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 6 replies · 316+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 12/30/2009 | Sean Higgins
    An otherwise fine Washington Post column about the attempted Christmas airplane bombing and the al-Qaida ties ended with this baffling passage: One of the top leaders of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is Said al-Shihri, 36, a Saudi national. He was captured in Pakistan in December 2001 and spent six years in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before being transferred to Saudi Arabia in November 2007. In Saudi Arabia, he entered a highly praised rehabilitation program that uses dialogue and art therapy to persuade former militants to renounce extremism. But after graduating, Shihri crossed the border into Yemen...