Many healing practices treat symptoms without considering the ways in which these secondary problems indirectly solve primary problems. People at their core are adaptable and creative and prove this over and over again. Outside of the human kingdom, even flowers grow in sidewalk cracks and diamonds crystallize under pressure. Initially, when the human psyche hears […]
When I started graduate school for my MSW, I remember thinking that it was time for me to change in myriad ways. The jig was up! I could no longer continue my unhealthy or self-sabotaging behaviors, or else everyone would find out that I was a fraud. The behaviors did not change overnight, so instead […]
It’s a fact. Human beings like habits. We do things, repeatedly—every day, over and over again. We’re used to it. It makes us feel good; it gives us a sense of comfort and control. We have hundreds of habits that help us get through the day that bring a kind of structure into our lives. […]
Clinical hypnotherapy is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice. Simply put, hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. Hypnosis is the original mind/body medicine. (There is proof, from NIH clinical trials, that patients hypnotized before surgery have an easier time […]
Jessica Katzman is a clinical psychologist who focuses on reducing her patients’ dependencies. Here she explores the genealogy of America’s ideology when it comes to addiction. She also suggests that we should stop judging addicts/abusers and demanding abstinence.
Clinical psychologist and harm reduction practitioner Jessica Katzman writes about managing addiction that is grounded in scientific research, human rights, compassion, and common sense. Learn how therapists are working with patients rather than against them.