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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 of language, those sensations attach themselves to a narrative. Narratives are stories that explain the emotions. Common narratives are variations of fears of, anger toward, sadness about, and desire for. For example, a common narrative might be, […]

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.

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 as I was playing with him in…

The Illusion of Closure

The Illusion of Closure

A patient of mine had experienced a dramatic change in his behavior, and hence, his self-perception. His refrain was always, “I never was like this…

Days of Awe

Days of Awe

The 10 days between the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Repentance (Yom Kippur) are called the Days of Awe. According to…

The Silver Thread: The Benefit of Passivity

The Silver Thread: The Benefit of Passivity

The Silver Thread: The Benefit of Passivity By Dr. Michael Abramsky I was working with two young men. One of them had a bad breakup…

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; Principles of Karma

The Silver Thread; Principles of Karma

The Silver Thread; Principles of Karma By Dr. Michael Abramsky In Buddhism, Karma is labeled “dependent origination”. Simply…

The Silver Thread: Speaking with Satan

The Silver Thread: Speaking with Satan

The Silver Thread: Speaking with Satan By Dr. Michael Abramsky Satan is a Hebrew word which means “the…

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