Four Reasons We Need Self-Awareness

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“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln I don’t think people value self-awareness nearly enough. In fact, I think that we spend the majority of our […]

What is Bodynamic Psychology?

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Bodynamic Psychology is a body psychotherapy grounded in the idea of mutual connection and dignity. The goal of this therapy is for a person to feel connected to others and themselves without disowning any portion of their experience. When a […]

Sexting Affects Us All

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Sexting wasn’t an open problem when I was in high school. I got my first iPhone towards the end of my three years there. Phones had terrible cameras if they even had cameras, and sharing things on the internet and […]

Demystifying Psychotherapy

Drop the word psychotherapy in a conversation, and everyone is bound to have an association with it. The problem, however, is that everyone’s association will vary and in some cases, it will vary widely. Reactions range from wildly positive to […]

The Urgency of Meeting You

Another disappointment. Another argument. Another burnout. I know I’m not the only one. Everyone I talk to these days is busy. Everyone has a list of things that needs to get done. I’m right there too. I’ve got a list […]

That Man of Galilee

On the day that hope died before our eyes, we stood there broken, confused, and out of control. Our efforts and strengths lay before us as lies, the mightiest among us had nothing to show.   For three days we […]

The Other Side of the Cross

The Other Side of the Cross | northbyseven.com | Is forgiveness of guilt enough?

In churches around the world this Easter, we Christians will be remembering Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross. We will sing praise, and have our moments of silence for remembrance. We will be thankful for forgiveness for the guilt […]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Depression

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Sometimes you need more than one tool to get the job done. Sometimes these tools go together so well, that they become inseparable. Think of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Think of cognitive and behavioral therapies. It’s […]

Gestalt Therapy and Depression

Gestalt Therapy Trained in Psychoanalysis, Fritz Perls broke away from the tradition and moved to the United States in the 1940s, setting up shop in the fabled Esalen Institute on the west coast in Big Sur, California. Dynamic, charismatic, and […]

Psychodynamic Therapy and Depression

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A Brief History of Psychodynamic Therapy Started by Sigmund Freud in the late 1800’s, Psychoanalysis is regarded as the original theory of psychology. Freud wrote an impressive number of books in his life, and devoted much of his energies to […]