Masks and Mirrors

The most important mirrors for you are your parents. But only too often, parents are unable to mirror you accurately Because of their own difficulties, they can only mirror themselves, so it’s like seeing yourself in one of those not-so-fun funfair distorting mirrors....

Your Trigger Finger

Your Trigger Finger In the May/June 2013 issue of the University of Chicago Magazine, Emma Childs, an assistant professor and research associate of the Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory says “Drug users often form a very strong positive associations with places...

Basic Badness

Hal Sampson and Joe Weis, founders of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group, created a method of psychology called Control Mastery to help clients control their dysfunctional patterns. Control Mastery has a theory about the nature of guilt which ties in...

Is Your Anger Eating You?

Imagine the last time you went on a binge. What did biting into that cream-filled doughnut do for you? Or a hit of pot, yet another beer, an all-night craps game, secret and illicit sex? Or even depression, exhaustion, or anxiety? Just maybe you were angry, and your...