Learning to Feel and Accept Emotions

Emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant, are part of our humanness. In some cases, we don’t want to feel unpleasant emotions. It’s just too painful. However, there are times when we don’t want to feel pleasant emotions either. Sometimes we don’t think we deserve to feel good. All Emotions have Value For some, their challenge is […]

Take Our “Tech Cleanse” Challenge

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain

Dr. Mark Chamberlain’s Taping on KSL Studio 5 When does Social Media Savvy Cross the Line into Obsession? Cathy remembers the moment she woke up to the downside of her Instagram immersion. It was at her nine year-old daughter, Megan’s, soccer game. When everyone else cheered, Cathy looked up from her phone to see Megan […]

Emotionally Safe Sex: Ensuring Sex is About Connection and Healing

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain

Presented by Mark Chamberlain, PhD at the “Togetherness Conference” on October 17, 2015. The following content is his PowerPoint presentation. Emotionally Safe Sex “I feel messed up emotionally” “I’m not crazy!” Attachment System: • I still want to be with my husband physically • I want to know he’s near me Avoidance System: • I […]

The Fear Comes Back Full Force: How to Handle Panic and Trauma Flashbacks

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain

Presented by Mark Chamberlain, PhD at the “Togetherness Conference” on October 17, 2015. The following content is his PowerPoint presentation. Trauma Response … • Nervous system recognizes danger quickly, safety more slowly. • What you’re doing may be working, just takes longer than expected Physically Calm Your Aroused Nervous System • Breathe – Phone App: […]

Cut the Access to the Drug!

Trying to change our behavior isn’t a simple task. Many times it’s just easier to admit that we have a problem and then not do anything about it. Often we can get loved ones, friends and even society off our backs by simply admitting, “I’m addicted.” Unfortunately, simply admitting that we are addicted seldom results […]

10 Life-Saving Signs That You May Be Suffering From Depression

by Allie Shapiro, MD

How can you best determine if you or someone you know is suffering from depression rather than just ordinary sadness? It’s not easy to see the difference. One short answer is that sadness is a temporary emotion typically caused by a tragic or tumultuous life event, or some other more recognizable cause. Depression is different […]

Plan for But Do Not Plan to Have a Lapse

Lapses are Painful It is so very painful when our loved ones lapse. Such lapses bring back all of the emotional baggage once again—the mistrust, resentment, hurt, fear, self-blame, bitterness, betrayal, inferiority, anger, hopelessness, and more. One wife said, “Here we go again, I’m being dragged through this mess one more time. I just can’t do it anymore.” Although […]

Grief / Loss of a Loved One

by Corey Christensen, ACMHC

Grief and Loss If you have experienced a significant loss, you quickly realize that there is typically nothing people can say that will make you feel better.  The loss of a loved one can consume nearly every thought and feeling that you experience making it seem impossible to ever be yourself again. Mixed Emotions Painful […]

To My Porn-Watching Dad

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Dear Dad, I want to let you know first of all that I love you and forgive you for what this has done in my life. I also wanted to let you know exactly what your porn use has done to my life. You may think that this effects only you, or even your and […]

I Couldn’t Reach Him and the Fear Came Back

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain

She tried to call him on his cell phone, but he didn’t answer. It was 4:30 Friday afternoon. She tried again, no answer. An old familiar sick feeling swept over her. Emily pinched her eyes closed, trying to ignore the tidal wave that had just crashed down on top of her. She dialed the number […]

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