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The Silver Thread: Loss

The Silver Thread: Loss

The Silver Thread: Loss Soon after I began practicing, I noticed a common thread for patients coming to see me. Most of them had suffered or were anticipating suffering a loss. They had been fired from a job, a divorce was imminent, or a relative had died. Last month I discussed some of the research […]

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:Patterns of Attachment

The Silver Thread:Patterns of Attachment

The Silver Thread:Patterns of Attachment During the birth phase of Psychology, investigators began to study patterns of attachment. Attachment is the initial bonding between parent and child. That pattern of attachment later manifests itself in adult relationships, where an attachment pattern characterizes conflicts or harmony in the relationship. That is the basic bond between a […]

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 Spiritual Path of Mussar

The Silver Thread – The Spiritual Path of Mussar

The Silver Thread – The Spiritual Path of Mussar In the second half of the 19th century, under the leadership of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter, a spiritual movement called Mussar developed. The word Mussar has been translated as “correction” or “instruction”, but as it evolved it began to be referred to as “ethics”. In Judaism, as […]

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 Five Koshas

Last month we discussed Koshas one (Annamaya Kosha/Physical Sheath) and two (Pranayama Kosha/Vital Energy Sheath). Here we will continue with Koshas three, four and five. According to yoga tradition, each of us houses five different bodies, each made of finer gradations of energy. Rather than these bodies being separated by physical space, energetic levels separate […]

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 Five Koshas

The Five Koshas

The Five Koshas According to yoga tradition, each of us houses five different bodies, each made of finer gradations of energy. Think of them like those Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka), with a smaller one inside of a larger one, and that larger one is inside one that is a bit larger, and so on. Rather […]

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.

Breath and Spirit

Breath and Spirit

Breath and Spirit In practicing yoga, we are always reminded to concentrate on our breath while we are performing asanas. I have studied meditative traditions linked to the world’s great religions, and most of them include ‘breathwork’ as part of the discipline. Why the focus on breathing as a necessary component of contemplative traditions? 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.

The Silver Thread: Samadhi and Levels of Consciousness

The Silver Thread: Samadhi and Levels of Consciousness

79141278 – sitting buddha over sacred geometry background. vector illustration. psychedelic neon composition. indian, buddhism, spiritual tattoo, yoga, spirituality. sticker, patch, poster graphic design. Samadhi refers to a non-dualistic state of consciousness. This contrasts with our ordinary states of mind which are fundamentally dualistic. Dualism is inherent in ordinary consciousness. Yoga philosophy recognizes three basic […]

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.