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The Silver Thread: Drugs, and the Escape from Suffering

The Silver Thread: Drugs, and the Escape from Suffering

I began my career as a psychologist, helping to found and run the first substance abuse unit in a general hospital in the state of Michigan. We treated mostly alcoholics, but many also utilized street drugs as well, such as cocaine and heroin. A hat I wear today is that of a Forensic Psychologist. In […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

Arjuna and The Akedah

Arjuna and The Akedah

Arjuna is one of the hero’s of the Hindu classic the “Bhagavad Gita”. Abraham is the foundational patriarch of the three great Western Religions: Judaism,…

The Silver Thread:  Navigating the Narrows

The Silver Thread: Navigating the Narrows

The Hebrew month of Nissan is dominated by the imagery of Passover. Passover’s overarching theme is the escape of the Jews, led by Moses, from…

The Silver Thread – The Bardo

The Silver Thread – The Bardo

Bardo is a Tibetan word for “intermediate state”. It refers to transitions in our lives. In Sanskrit the name is, antarabhva. The term arose after…

The Silver Thread Trauma: Part III: Facing Our Demons

The Silver Thread Trauma: Part III: Facing Our Demons

Traumas, conceptualized by western medicine-psychology, is a syndrome or collection of symptoms. Like medical symptoms, we seek to reduce or eliminate them. Psychiatry will use…

About Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

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The Silver Thread: Trauma: Part II

The Silver Thread: Trauma: Part II

Trauma is encoded first in the body, as sensations or raw emotions. Over time, and with the acquisition…

The Silver Thread: The Beginnings of Trauma: Part One

The Silver Thread: The Beginnings of Trauma: Part One

I have a 15–month-old grandson. I design my schedule so I can see him most days. One day…

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