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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The Spirit of Passover and the Healing of Trauma

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Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC “Why Is It Different?” Each year in early spring, many people of the Jewish and Christian traditions join together to commemorate the Israelites’ escape from the Babylonian Captivity and the miracles of their long and perilous journey to the Promised Land. Passover, or Pesach, is the yearly remembering […]

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