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Video Playlist: Dr. Lisa Firestone

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Creating Thriving Relationships: Free Webinar with Drs. Daniel Siegel and Lisa Firestone

…ure a lively discussion between friends and colleagues Drs. Dan Siegel and Lisa Firestone on the essential elements to create thriving relationships. Siegel and Firestone will draw on the latest wisdom from the fields of neuroscience and attachment, as well as their own combined six decades of working with couples to offer insight into the power of love and connection. In addition, they will offer mindful strategies for creating more closeness, pr…

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Eight Ways to Actively Fight Depression

…it creates can discourage you from completing the very actions or seeking the help that would get rid of the affliction once and for all. Lack of energy, low self-esteem and dwindling excitement are some of the symptoms that make it hard to get out of a depressed state. For anyone experiencing this stuckness, it’s important to remember that depression is a very common and highly treatable disorder. By treating it like any other physical disease a…

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Defense Mechanisms

…sm? All children experience hurt and frustration. No parent is perfect nor can they attune to their child’s needs 100 percent of the time. Whether we experienced neglect, rejection, intrusion, or anger directed toward us, we all made adaptations to handle unfavorable circumstances in our childhood. Early mis-attunements, as well as both large and small instances of trauma, can cause us to form self-protective defense mechanisms in order to comfort…

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How to Be Confident

…ns to feel more comfortable in our skin. Here are some powerful tools that can help us all feel more self-possessed. How to be Confident: Practice Self-Compassion It’s valuable to move through life with what mindfulness expert and interpersonal neurobiologist Dr. Daniel Siegel calls a COAL attitude, in which we are Curious, Open, Accepting, and Loving toward ourselves no matter what we’re going through. That way, even if we feel humiliated and def…

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7 Tips for Parent’s to Help Their Teen Create a Strong Sense of Self

…ng year. A fresh start. As parents, it might be a great time to reflect on how you are supporting your kids in building a stronger sense of self. Sometimes as parents we can get a bit over excited about what our kids could have interests in— wouldn’t it be great if they just popped out with all of our passions and wanted to do them with us from day one?! But as you probably have found this is not usually the case. As much as you would like your ki…

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Understanding and Preventing Suicide: Free Webinar

…Join Dr. Lisa Firestone September 10th for a free Webinar on ‘Understanding and Preventing Suicide’ Sign Up Here ! In this Webinar, Dr. Firestone will educate the public about the warning signs and risk factors for suicide as well as the helper tasks that can save a life….

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Rebuilding Intimacy after Tragedy: How to Help Your Partner Cope

…ed from the person you know and love. How do you reach out to this person? How can you understand what they are going through? How can you help them get through this experience? There are some “do’s and don’ts” that will help you help your partner. These are derived from a training manual used by counselors treating rape survivors, but they are equally relevant in caring for other sufferers of tragedy. When reaching out to someone who is suffering…

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VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on the Role of Shame in Suicide

…lt to regulate a baby who has dropped down into this depressed …. Well now you can see this implosion is a parasympathetic state and again, this is again a dorsal motivatal state. It’s the same collapse of the right brain as they move into the hypo-arousal of depression — excuse me, of the suicidal depression. You know, the analytic aspect of that. So again, we’re agreed on that…I think this is understudied. I think it’s understudied partly due to…

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VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on Inter-Generational Transmission of Trauma and Suicide

…working in the heart of the inter-generational transmission of trauma and suicide. Dr. Allan Schore: There is now pretty good evidence that the attachment mechanism cuts across all species, all mammals. So we’re looking at the same mechanism here. But, essentially what we are now thinking of is that a female learns how to be a mother to her infant through her own early experiences of being an infant to her own mother. Because when she was an infa…

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