The Effects of Gratitude

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D In this article comments on  “The effects of gratitude expression on Neural Activity written by Kini Wong and a group of authors, it was published on March 1, 2016 in Neuroimage . Interpretation of the findings Gratitude correlates with activity in specific set of brain regions; and a simple gratitude…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Depression

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D This author explores the life of Aaron Beck, a well-known Cognitive Behavioral psychologist, and his contributions to the Cognitive Behavioral school of thought.  First, she will define and give a general introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and then narrow to focus on Beck’s work, the supporting research findings and the…

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PTSD and Complimentary Treatments

PTSD and Complimentary Treatments Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D In this article, this author will consider the implications of the work of Dr. Shauna Shapiro and an article published in the International Journal of Stress Management, about trauma sensitive yoga (West, Liang, & Spinazzola, 2016).  Next, this writer continues on to  outline the significance of…

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Research on Love and Happy Couples

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D This author summarizes the psychological research on love between romantic partners.  The author’s point of view regarding the most vital factors needed to sustain romantic intimacy is discussed, along with the impact of culture differences on this relationship.  Furthermore, the importance of emotional well-being for physical health and the most…

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ADHD and HRV: Non-Medication Management

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D, LPC In this article, this author explores ADHD and the brain and body connection, and the implications this has in the treatment of ADHD with Heart Rate Variability.  HRV biofeedback or training is a a non-medication treatment approach in the management of ADHD symptoms using heart rate variability, HRV. Brain…

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Managing Anxiety and Fears without Medication

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D. LPC In this article, the author comments on the work of Dr. Sharprio and the implications it has in the therapeutic treatment of anxiety and fear. She defines meditation and contrasts it with mindfulness, and elaborates on incorporating mindfulness into the present medical model. Thus, she concludes with challenges individuals…

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Heart Rate Variability, A Non-Invasive Treatment (HRV)

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D, LPC There has been increasingly widespread interest in the study of the variations of the beat to beat timing of the heart, known as heart rate variability (HRV). Fluctuations in heart rate have predictive importance (Kleiger, 2005), as they can be used to assess various pathological states or affirm wellness…

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Hope for High Conflict Couples and Families

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D –  a trained New Ways for Families Provider Many relationships result in high conflict separations or divorces that can be very damaging to the children. New Ways for Family is an approach that this author uses to teach and train both sets of parents and their children how to navigate…

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Unjustified Parental Alienation

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D – Trained in Family Bridges Educational Program What is unjustified parental alienation? It is child abuse.  Parental alienation is when one child becomes estranged from one parent due to the psychological manipulation of the other favored parent. The child’s estrangement may be displayed through fear, hostility, and disrespect for the…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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