• In the previous piece, I gave an example of a client (Jane) whose emotional hunger contributed to her poor eating habits and weight gain. This time, I provide an even more extreme case study. Sexual Abuse and Obesity Anna was a 30-year-old woman whose significant obesity since age 18 was clearly rooted in emotional trauma. […]

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  • Hungry for Love You may have heard the phrase, “It’s not what you’re eating, but what’s eating you.” I could recount numerous such client examples. A few years ago, a physician I know referred Jane, a 60-year-old woman who had been overweight for years and was in an unfulfilling marriage of 30 years. She had […]

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  • In the previous post, I dismissed a long-held myth that events cause trauma when it’s the perception of those events that is ultimately responsible. Memories are the Key to Unlocking Trauma In recent years, neuroscience research has confirmed what skilled practitioners of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) have known for decades, which is that memories are imperfect […]

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  • In the previous post, I provided a useful metaphor for understanding the personal problems many of us have and why talk therapy often fails to get rid of the mental, emotional, or behavioral weeds that grow in the garden of our lives. Discovering the Underlying Roots In recent years, I have become thoroughly convinced that […]

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  • Last time, I discussed the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Once you understand that relationship, it’s important to realize that merely analyzing and talking about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors rarely change them. Why Conventional Therapy Falls Short Most of the clients I’ve seen over the years who had endured long-term therapy were not told […]

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  • In my last article, I introduced the fundamental problem with treating symptoms, rather than resolving the underlying causes. Most health care professionals, especially physicians, are either unaware or willfully ignorant of three key insights that – once understood – make treating health conditions much easier. The Emotion-Behavior Connection First, it is the irrational, short-term-oriented, subconscious […]

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