Practicing Therapy, Practicing Yoga

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By Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC The Practice of Therapy You are already engaged, or are thinking about engaging, in a practice called therapy.  I am impressed and touched by your willingness to do this most difficult thing – to look within yourself in a conscious attempt to face and to release pain.  I never […]

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Reach for the Light: The Care and Treatment of Sad Moods in Winter

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Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC Signs of Fall As early as late August, the light outside looks different – paler and muted with a lessened ability to stimulate the brain and to brighten our surroundings. The sun rises later. The sunset often comes before we have finished our work. Inside and outside, there […]

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“More Focused, More Clear”: A Client’s Therapy Notes

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Written By Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC Directed by Thought Thoughts are key agents in our human process. They channel our energy toward the creation of what we want… or its opposite. Being mindful involves, in part, knowing what our thoughts are and learning to guide them gently in the right direction. Clients who had […]

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All of Me: Balancing the Aspects of Self

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Written By Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC Being Human Many years ago, one of my spiritual teachers told me (simplistically, I thought) that a human being is like a tricycle. The three wheels are the physical, cognitive, and emotional selves. Optimally, according to that teacher, there is also a spiritual self that is the driver […]

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What Does a Man Want?

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Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC The Question Itself It is an interesting question to many people for many different reasons. It is of interest to me because I am a therapist to numerous men. Don’t ask me why. I have no clue. I just am. Everyone is surprised by it. My friends never […]

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