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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 slavery of Egypt. The Hebrew name for Egypt is Mitzraim, meaning “narrow straits”, and the major symbolism of the holiday is escaping from confinement to the open spaces of […]

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 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Days of Awe

Days of Awe

The 10 days between the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Repentance (Yom Kippur) are…

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