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Throw out all your psychic armor.

The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 23. An ongoing survival guide. Throw out all your psychic armor. This entry is partially inspired by this, currently at the Portland Art Museum. It’s pretty easy … Continue reading

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Our Fears are turning us into Assholes.

Let me start with a macro example not in the world of psychology, but has psychological implications all over it. One that even though political, I hope most will consider being nonpartisan in nature. After 9/11, the United States government … Continue reading

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The Wound

The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 20. An ongoing survival guide. In Chapter 19, I brought up the idea of the repair. I feel it needs more discussion. So, here it comes. I’m … Continue reading

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Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy. Part 4.

I love hearing stories about experience with other therapists. I think it is a very important thing to pay attention to. Especially when people make comments or complaints about being confused by what their therapist does or doesn’t do in … Continue reading

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Tales from the Reptile Brain

This isn’t the part of you that wants to share your feelings. This isn’t the part of you that wants to talk, or articulate, or navel gaze, or pontificate on the benefits of home brewed beer. It is about survival. … Continue reading

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Mindfulness or Else.

So you have been reading blogs about therapy, or you have a new book on relationships or PTSD or family of origin concerns, and you are enjoying it for the most part. Then somewhere in the book or blog you … Continue reading

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Lying to avoid Death (and Seinfeld).

So if little white lies are what polite society is based on, and fear keeps us from being brutally honest in relationships, what keeps us lying to ourselves? The answer, in this third of a three part discussion on lying, … Continue reading

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