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"John" came to psychotherapy complaining of anxiety, dark moods, and difficulty connecting with others. A slight man, John wore glasses and made little eye contact with me in our our first meeting; when he did make eye contact though, I could not help but notice that he squinted, as if straining to see me. He quickly detailed a laundry...
Poster against homophobia
 Even 35 years after the American Psychiatric Association declared that homosexuality was not a mental disorder it seems that there is still some idea that being attracted to the same sex is a sickness. Dr. Marcus Bachman, husband of Representative Michelle Bachman and president of Bachmann and Associations, a mental health clinic based in...
Buddhist monk
“Yogaḥ citta vṛtti nirodhaḥ.” (Pantañjali, Pada I, Sutra 2, in Iyengar, 1993, p. 45) These mysterious Sanskrit words are actually very familiar to many long-time yoga practitioners. They constitute the second line of the Yoga Sutras of Pantañjali and explain the ultimate purpose of yoga: to cease, or at least control, the...
Immortality
America’s obsession with health can easily be seen as a fear of death – but is also a sign that we’re forgetting how to live? The intriguing premise of an essay by English professor Mark Edmundson is that health consciousness can be the flip side of nihilism – what one does when nothing matters.  Because, Edmundson...
Pages from Jung's Red Book
One doubts that the Collected Works of Carl Jung have ever been on display at a book exhibit during the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, while Freud’s books have always and still continue to appear all over the place in that venue. We may attribute this to the failure of reductionistic laboratory empiricism in its...

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