Beyond Talk Therapy

Rethinking Your Stress

Rethinking Your Stress

Everyone’s has some stress, but when you can say “I’ve got this!” you’re on your way to the UPSIDE of stress.  If you think having a lot of stress will damage your health, that belief can actually make you sick.  Instead, if you believe that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going,” stress can actually make you smarter and stronger.

A recent New York Times article “How to be Better at Stress” by Tara Parker-Pope underscores the ...

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Understanding Energy Work and the Mind-Body Connection

Understanding Energy Work and the Mind-Body Connection

Why does psychotherapy combined with energy work result in therapeutic change more efficiently and effectively than traditional talk therapy?

In this radio interview, I share my experience as a holistic psychotherapist.  With a variety of energy psychology modalities, I can access unresolved emotions that are stored in the body.  Simply put, it’s hard to talk about what’s inaccessible to our conscious mind.  With energy work, we can quickly identify where emotion is stuck in the energy system and release the associated ...

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Science Validates NET’s Positive Benefits

Science Validates NET’s Positive Benefits

I’m excited to share some good news!!!  Although many of my clients exclaim about the “miracle” results they’ve had from NeuroEmotional Technique in therapy, until now, their testimonials amounted to nothing more than “anecdotal” evidence.  Well, the good news is that the long-awaited NET study has finally been published.  We now have quantifiable evidence as to why clients feel so much better with NET.  Pre-and post- treatment changes can be seen on fMRI brain images.

These pictures are worth a 1,000 ...

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Welcome Autumn

Welcome Autumn

Dear Friends, Clients, and Serenity Seekers,

As we start a new season – Welcome Autumn! – new behaviors become possible.

What better time than NOW to begin or deepen the simple practice of meditation?

The benefits of meditation are many.
Even a few minutes a day can help:

  • improve sleep
  • relieve stress
  • lower blood pressure
  • increase compassion
  • shift attitude
  • and more…

Because I love to share information of value, I’m passing along this detailed guide on How to Meditate recently published by the New York Times.  Use it to ...

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Towards Emotional Self-Regulation

Towards Emotional Self-Regulation

Ideally, each of us can regulate our emotions, even under stress.  At times though, any of us can simply “lose it.”  Emotional breakdowns can be as varied as we are.  Some of us yell, some sulk, some drink to excess, some punch walls, some cry.  Terrible as the emotional mayhem may be and much as we may hate ourselves for it, chances are there will be a repeat performance unless we learn to self-regulate.

It may help to know that there ...

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When Words Aren’t Enough: Beyond Talk Therapy

When Words Aren’t Enough: Beyond Talk Therapy

by Laya Seghi, LCSW

Did you ever wonder why people who spent years in traditional therapy often remain as insecure and neurotic as ever?  Woody Allen comes to mind as a prime example.  No matter how much rational understanding there may be about the issues they face, their emotional reactions seem to remain out of their control.

The latest research in brain science helps to explain why that is so. Since the 1990’s, brain imaging technology such as PET scans and fMRI’s ...

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