ATTACK OF THE THERAPY APPS

Michael HoffmanConsciousness, Counseling, Humor, Meditation, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement, Therapy

I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked into Starbucks yesterday. There were three old men sitting on tall cafe stools in a middle table, surrounded by a crowd of teens, soccer moms, retirees from Leisure World and dapper young Turks in Armani suits. Usually people sit in anonymous pairs or just small groups and talk quietly, but this was a big event because the three white-haired men in the middle of the frenzy were Socrates, the father of question and answer therapy; Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis and Dr. Carl Jung, the father of depth psychology. They ... Read More

KINDERGARTENERS TALK ABOUT MINDFULNESS IN “JUST BREATHE” SHORT FILM

Michael HoffmanMeditation

Call and write your Congressmen demanding legislation requiring all schools K-12 to teach meditative breathing. In this four-minute film, kindergarteners talk about coping with emotions and using meditation and breathing techniques. About Michael HoffmanMichael Hoffman Facebook Twitter Google+Professional counselor Michael Hoffman motivates clients to overcome anxiety, depression and addiction by transforming self-limiting beliefs. His mindfulness meditation techniques help them discover new meaning in life as they grow more conscious of their psychological and spiritual potential. He is a Doctor of Addictive Disorders (Dr.AD) and a certified hypnotherapist (CHt).Share this Post

TIMBERRR! PSYCHIATRY’S EVIDENCE BASE FOR ANTIPSYCHOTICS COMES CRASHING TO THE GROUND

Michael HoffmanMedication, Psychiatry

If this is true, how many other ineffective or even harmful diagnoses and treatments get recommended to mental health patients every day? By ROBERT WHITAKER Featured Blogs | December 29, 2015 from Mad in America When I wrote Anatomy of an Epidemic, one of my foremost hopes was that it would prompt mainstream researchers to revisit the scientific literature. Was there evidence that any class of psychiatric medications—antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants, benzodiazepines, and so forth—provided a long-term benefit? Now epidemiologists at Columbia University and City College of New York have reported that they have done such an investigation about antipsychotics, and ... Read More

PTSD-RELATED MDMA STUDY CLAIMS TO HEAL FEARS AND HEARTBREAKS

Michael HoffmanLove Issues, Self-Improvement

Don't rush out and buy Ecstasy to heal your old fears and heartbreaks. This is new research on mice -- not people. From PsyPost.org: Researchers have discovered that MDMA — commonly known as ecstasy or molly — speeds up the extinction of the conditioned fear response in mice. The findings help explain why the psychedelic drug is of benefit to people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Clinical studies have found that using MDMA as an aid during psychotherapy resulted in long-lasting improvements in PTSD symptoms. But Matthew Young of Emory University and his colleagues wanted to understand the psychological mechanism ... Read More

SOBER BUDDHA’S MINDFUL DIAGNOSIS BLENDS EASTERN AND WESTERN PSYCHOLOGY

Michael HoffmanConsciousness, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement, Spirituality, Therapy

Monarch Beach, CA — January 4, 2016 — The Mindful Diagnosis tool from Sober Buddha Counseling helps mental health professionals and clients engage in meaningful psycho-spiritual dialog. The format identifies aptitude for Eastern mindfulness practices and the Western psychology of the unconscious mind. It does not use mental illness labels to diagnose clients. The Mindful Diagnosis format is offered free by download here for the convenience of both counselors and clients. Caring For The Soul “In original Greek, ‘therapy’ translates as ‘to care for the soul.’ The Mindful Diagnosis format begins a healing journey beyond self-limiting beliefs and social conditioning into mental ... Read More

NEWSFLASH!!! Meditation Is the New SuperPower

Michael HoffmanHumor, Meditation, Mindfulness

NEWSFLASH!!! Meditation Is the New SuperPower You can be a SuperHero.  You can gain the amazing SuperPower called mindfulness by learning the skill of meditation. Say hello to peace of mind and say goodbye to anxiety, depression and addiction. Watch this animated short, then call Michael Hoffman (949-212-4149) to learn how. Skype, FaceTime, website and phone learning available.     About Michael HoffmanMichael Hoffman Facebook Twitter Google+Professional counselor Michael Hoffman motivates clients to overcome anxiety, depression and addiction by transforming self-limiting beliefs. His mindfulness meditation techniques help them discover new meaning in life as they grow more conscious of their ... Read More

HELP END WORLD HUNGER WHILE YOU MEDITATE

Michael HoffmanMeditation, Self-Improvement, Spirituality

Meditation can be a very beneficial practice even if you do it for just two minutes a day. Now you can help end world hunger while you meditate, through the Satorio website. The webapp is a simple online timer. You can set a time between 2 and 100 minutes for your meditation session. When you click start, a bell will chime, and when time’s up it chimes again to bring you back into non-meditating mode. Satorio’s creators donate 10 grains of rice to a starving person through Oxfam for every minute you meditate with the timer. 10 grams of rice ... Read More

LIFE AFTER REHAB BOOK INTERVIEW

Michael HoffmanAddiction, Alcoholism, Self-Improvement

You'll enjoy Michael Hoffman's candid discussion about depth psychology, spiritual growth and why physical sobriety is just the beginning of your journey. About Michael HoffmanMichael Hoffman Facebook Twitter Google+Professional counselor Michael Hoffman motivates clients to overcome anxiety, depression and addiction by transforming self-limiting beliefs. His mindfulness meditation techniques help them discover new meaning in life as they grow more conscious of their psychological and spiritual potential. He is a Doctor of Addictive Disorders (Dr.AD) and a certified hypnotherapist (CHt).Share this Post