Author: Robert Smith

Peak Inside a Chicago Psychotherapy Session

One of the biggest questions many of my Chicago psychotherapy clients ask when they first consider using my services is ‘what happens during a typical therapy session.’ They have heard so much about what psychotherapy is and is not that they are just not sure how it works. That is why today we want to…
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May 7, 2015 0

Become a non-smoker with clinical hypnosis

Have you ever tried to quit smoking, only to light up within a few days, weeks, or months later? You think to yourself that one puff won’t hurt. Then you are okay with one cigarette a day, then a pack a day. Finally, you see that you are a full-blown smoker again. What if there…
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April 22, 2015 0

Emotional Freedom Technique EFT to treat Trauma

What if a simple technique could help you reduce the stress from trauma? Would you do it every day? If so, then you it is time to discover the emotional freedom technique, otherwise known as EFT. EFT became popular in the United States in 1996 when Gary Craig released his seminal book on the topic.…
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April 15, 2015 0

Mindfulness and Guided Imagery for Anxiety and Depression

Your mind is one of the most powerful tools in the world. It has the ability to help you see what is in front of you and provides a better understanding of who you are. This is also the spot where you begin to feel thoughts of depression, anxiety, and fear. To help you redirect these thoughts,…
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April 9, 2015 0

Modern Marriage Counseling Methods

The modern marriage faces a number of challenges that marriages did not face in the past. Perhaps that is why it is so important that you have a number of modern marriage methods for ensuring that your modern marriage is strong. The methods we discuss below have been refined over the past few decades to…
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April 3, 2015 0

 Helping Skokie Seniors with Aging Gracefully

Recently, I was speaking to some of Skokie seniors about how they aged gracefully. While many look at age as a just a number, these senior had the right attitude and outlook on aging that I believe many in our community can benefit learning more. Here is what they believe. Be active every day. One…
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March 28, 2015 0

Treating the emotional side of gastrointestinal disorders

One of the founding fathers of our country wrote a book that would make anyone with a gastrointestinal twitch giddy with excitement. It was called Fart Proudly. While not as widely known as some of Benjamin Franklins’ other works, it showed that humans need to fart for health reasons. Franklin was not just blowing steam…
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March 19, 2015 0

Post-Partum College Years

College depression is increasing. According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program annual survey, The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014, 9.5% of the 150,000 students polled frequently felt depressed during the past year. This is up from 6.1% in 2009. Additionally, 34.6% “felt overwhelmed” school and other commitments. This compares to 27.1% in 2009. It…
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March 13, 2015 0

Successfully work through the emotional side of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is not the end, and can be the impetus to positive change in your life. While it is a tough, debilitating disease, recent advancements in medicine and psychology have shown vastly improved methods to conquer multiple sclerosis. I have known individuals who had MS for over 30 years, and the quality of their life…
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March 1, 2015 0

3 Approaches to Work through Post-Traumatic Stress

At one time in the mid-1960’s a mystery started happening with returning Vietnam veterans. Unlike veterans of previous wars-World War II and Korean War- these veterans seemed to be suffering emotional trauma. The question was why they were suffering this way when previous generations did not have this emotional damage. At the heart of this…
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February 16, 2015 0

4 Keys to Helping You Mentally Overcome Cancer

“You have cancer,” might be the worst three word sentences in the English language. After all, this potentially crippling disease is only part of the problem. The greater problem for those who survive their cancer treatments is how they will live their lives during and after treatment. From telling friends and family to putting your…
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February 10, 2015 0

5 Steps to Help You Transition from College to Career  

A recent phenomenon has occurred with recent college graduates. Unlike previous generations, they are having trouble adjusting to the transition between college and independence. Why is that? While a number of factors come into play, add in modern stressors like a shaky job market where 36% of graduates will not use their college degree for…
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January 27, 2015 0