By: PeterForster

Connection and Support
Connection – Gina
June 13, 2017

Support and Connecting I think about the value of human connection a great deal in my work, especially when working with…

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Tools for Change
Tools for Change
June 11, 2017

In my previous post I outlined the idea of “stages of change,” here I want to focus on some of the…

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Ready for Change
Ready for Change?
June 11, 2017

Getting Ready for Change The process of getting ready for change has been the focus of the research of James Prochaska…

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Nature and Wellbeing – Gina
June 5, 2017

Nature and Wellbeing Many patients I work with speak of the value that nature plays in their lives and I can…

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Travel Preparation for Bipolar
June 4, 2017

Travel and mood are very much related. Often a trip is associated with a significant change in mood. This can be…

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Mindfulness for Children
June 2, 2017

Mindfulness for children may be a hard concept to envisage if your family life is something other than the ideal home…

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Mindfulness: No Gain without Pain?
June 1, 2017

Mindfulness is one of those practices that seems to, quite perversely, be most important to practice at times when it is most…

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Treatment Controversies
May 30, 2017

Treatment controversies abound in psychiatry. An earlier post about a conversation I had with a patient’s therapist in which it seemed that…

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Better Sleep with SHUTi – Gina
May 27, 2017

Using Shuti to Get Better Sleep Better sleep is a priority for many of the people I see. Recently I’ve started…

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12 Steps
May 21, 2017

There are a few people in my experience who are as impressive in maturity and integrity as those people we have worked…

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Sadness Benefits
May 16, 2017

Are there sadness benefits? It often seems as though the work I am supposed to do is to eliminate all negative…

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PTSD Prediction
May 14, 2017

For people who have been exposed to violence or trauma, and who naturally experience some symptoms of anxiety, what approaches are…

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Depression Is Often Untreated
May 12, 2017

Depression is often untreated, according to the results from the federal government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination study. The vast majority…

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Shame and Guilt After Mania – Gina
May 10, 2017

Addressing Shame and Guilt After a Manic Episode I have witnessed the immense pain caused by the shame and guilt experienced…

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Bipolar 101 Online
May 9, 2017

We are putting our Bipolar 101 course online. The first portion of that 9 part course is going to be available…

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Circadian Rhythms and Food
May 6, 2017

Scientists are uncovering a fascinating relationship between circadian rhythms and food consumption. It looks as though when you eat can have…

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Boost Creativity by Walking
May 1, 2017

“How can I get my creativity back?” One of my patients, who has been wrestling with depression for quite a…

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Impulsivity – Gina
April 28, 2017

Impulsivity is something everyone has experienced. We have all had moments when we have said something impulsively that we regret or…

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Mood Trends
April 25, 2017

Mood trends are useful to track in order to prevent a full blown episode of depression, hypomania or mania. I…

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Bipolar Type 4
April 23, 2017

We’ve recently been re-reading some of the works of Hagop Akiskal, one of the most important writers about Bipolar of the…

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