Thinking versus feeling: Who I am versus what I am experiencing

A key component in finding happiness and health is identifying the difference between our feelings (emotions) and out thoughts (belief, expectations, viewpoints, memories, etc). Very often our thoughts and feelings have become intertwined in way that it is difficult to know where one begins and the other ends. Being able to tell the difference is critical however. As a therapist …

jwalk1162Thinking versus feeling: Who I am versus what I am experiencing

Using meditation and mindfulness skills as a way to manage pain

Meditation as an alternative to medication in treatment of chronic pain.  The mind-body connection is well established in the health field but it is great to see more research highlighting the power of imagery, meditation, and other mindfulness skills for improving our physical health.  Better living WITHOUT chemistry–what a concept 😉 Check out this article! http://onit.msn.com/story?ocid=hpslideonit.msn.com

jwalk1162Using meditation and mindfulness skills as a way to manage pain

Helping grow the brain toward relationships

There has been research that has suggested that while autism is a neurological disorder the effects can be limited and even overcome through the use of intensive treatment. Intensive, structured stimulation and interaction seems to be a key factor in promoting the development of neurological systems associated with autism. Obviously the challenge is finding the funding and supports to provide …

jwalk1162Helping grow the brain toward relationships

What’s Your Type…Baby?

When I was in entering my junior year in college and the placement office had me complete a set of evaluations to help determine my best career options. The guidance counselor advised me, with evident concern, that I had tested as being fairly “introverted”. He indicated that this might mean that I would need to consider jobs that did not …

jwalk1162What’s Your Type…Baby?

Rescuing yourself from anxiety and panic

When you have become isolated and lonely in a relationship you often find that you are thinking and feeling more about those around you rather than less. You may spend may spend many hours alternating between  listing your grievances and hurts and then fantasizing about what you wish it could be, what it should be- if only others would wake up and appreciate …

jwalk1162Rescuing yourself from anxiety and panic

Loneliness: Being authentic and collecting your rewards

In breaking free from shyness and loneliness it is important to consider the divide between “different”  and “unique”.  Different often implies odd or doesn’t fit it in. Unique can be understood as rare and ,often, valuable- to the right person. People are collectors- we collect objects, experiences, and, yes, people that match our interests, that fill an area of our life that is …

jwalk1162Loneliness: Being authentic and collecting your rewards

Finding your place versus creating a place for yourself

In breaking free from shyness and loneliness it is important to consider the divide between “different”  and “unique”.  Different often implies odd or doesn’t fit it in. Unique can be understood as rare and,often, valuable- to the right person. People are are collectors- they collect objects, experiences, and, yes, people that match their interests, that fill an area of their life that is …

jwalk1162Finding your place versus creating a place for yourself