Check out my interview with EHR Everywhere on Mental Health Radio on "Stuttering or Disfluent Speech." They are a great program to talk with, check it out.
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Today I start my journey to Boston. I am honored and excited to attend "Revitalizing our Heritage: A Bridge to the Future" at the 2013 Symposium at the International Association for Social Work and Groups (www.iaswg.org).
I am honored to be a presenter at the Symposium. My workshop is on "Group Work with Men 50+ living with HIV, Mental Illness and Addictions." We will be exploring the experiences that my clients and colleagues have at Harlem United (www.harlemunited.org).
Drop by if you are attending!
Two beautiful pieces in the NY Times about the changes and faces o
Now this group of almost 50,000 men and women moving through middle age is a living science experiment, entering medical and psychological territories that are largely uncharted. What are the consequences of long-term exposure to the virus, or to the medications? How do these interact with the effects of normal aging? And how, after you have braced for death, do you turn around and create a new life, often without the friends and loved ones who gave your life definition?
People Think its Over
The Faces of H.I.V. in New York in 2013
I applaud the New York Times for this piece on BDSM communities. I especially appreciate this quote about communication and and negotiation:
"“In the vanilla world,” Dr. Ferrer said, you wait for your partner to mess up before you set the rules. “In the dominant/submissive relationship, you’re constantly talking, constantly communicating,” she added. “In the D-S community, there is such a high level of communication that the couples last so much longer.”
"A Hush Hush Topic No More" - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/fashion/bondage-domination-and-kink-sex-communities-step-into-view.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
As a practitioner of EMDR, I have found the practice to be healing and gentle experience for my clients. compassionate.
PsychCentral has a great article by Francine Shapiro (EMDR founder) on the Benefits - http://psychcentral.com/lib/2012/can-you-benefit-from-emdr-therapy/
Also, this is good interview from the Twin Cit
Research by the British Stammering Association suggests two thirds of employees with a stammer hold back on sharing ideas in the workplace, and that half of them had not gone for a promotion because of their condition.
Iain Wilkie is a senior partner at Ernst & Young who has set up the Employers Stammering network to try and reverse this trend.
Educating the world and facing fears! Inspired by you @uKnowCujo!
Meditation Techniques for Children: How to Calm Your Kidhttp://t.co/wrfDdWLpK5 via @thedailybeast
It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot
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