1. Dr. DePompo

    Surfing The Sunday Scaries

    The Sunday Scaries often means you work, work work and when Sunday rolls around you get yourself axious about life and the week ahead! You feel out of balance in your life like you may be heading into a crisis. During the week and weekend, there is likely not enough pleasure or sense...
  2. Dr. DePompo

    Why Do We ‘Blank Out’ in Conversation?-

    Your talking to you friends, boos, or children. It is a simple fact you are trying to recall and you go blank! “My goodness is this Alzheimer’s? Am I going losing my mind? Though frustrating, often this is a quite normal human experience and we will tell you WHY this...
  3. Dr. DePompo

    How to Beat Panic Attacks! – without going crazy!

    Panic attacks can be treated very quickly with good treatment. Panic attacks often start with physiological symptoms such as being sweaty, shortness of breath, dizziness, flushed face, pain in chest, trouble swallowing, etc. Everyday events like a hot day, physical exertion, a nightmare, anger or excitement can bring these symptoms...
  4. Misa Butsuhara

    Rigid Thinking & How it Can Make You Cheat

    When it comes down to it, it’s rigid thinking that gets us into trouble. It makes us believe all sorts of things that simply aren’t true. Things like, “My spouse should automatically know how to make me happy,” “I put up with a lot, so I deserve to have an affair,”...
  5. Dr. DePompo

    Independence or Autonomous Day?

    Well it is July 4th and here in the US we are celebrating our independence. Independence Our culture as a whole promotes this idea of the “Strong man” or the “Strong woman” that can do it all! How healthy is “independence?” When one is independent there is an inference that...
  6. Dr. DePompo

    Is “self-esteem” killing us?

    Therapists who think and work with their clients in terms of “achieving a higher measure of self-esteem” or a higher conditional positive self-image may be misguided.  It is not more realistic and helpful to teach them how to attain self-acceptance (or unconditional positive regard)? For example, a “good person” is one that is...
  7. Dr. DePompo

    How to Quiet Your Inner Mother

    The following is an interview with Dr. Paul DePompo on Mother’s Day. What do you mean by quieting your “inner mother”? As a child we are helpless– the Mother is often the first protector. Her voice was the loudest and it kept us safe – as adults the voice becomes part...
  8. Dr. DePompo

    What to Do When the Love of your Life is Unavailable!

    It’s been hard to find love, but you believe you’ve finally found it. He’s charming, fun, and intelligent. He’s really pursuing you, telling you that you are the only one who “gets” him. Just as you are feeling confident about the relationship and settling in … he suddenly starts becoming...
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