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Love as Listening

Love as Listening

Love as Listening The Greeks identified four types of love: Eros: Romantic love. This is the path of passion and sexual excitement. It is often the first “stage of love”, the chemistry that attracts us toward another. The narrative that pairs with such passionate desire is one of possession. Erotic love treats the lover 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 Endless Cycle of Desire

The Endless Cycle of Desire

The Endless Cycle of Desire There is a story about the Dali Llama. He was in New York speaking at a 3-day conference. The driving route to the conference snaked through streets lined with shops fronted by shimmering windows. Behind their store front glass were display groupings of cameras, electronic products, and musical instruments: 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.

Buddha, the First Positive Psychologist

Buddha, the First Positive Psychologist

Buddha, the First Positive Psychologist The psychological approach of Buddhism grows from the Buddha’s initial experience of trauma. The legend goes that as a young man, the Buddha, a prince named Siddhartha Gautama, sought to leave his palace. He had been raised in splendid isolation, shielded from the outside world. But like all young men […]

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.

Misery is Easy. Happiness is hard.

Misery is Easy. Happiness is hard.

Misery is Easy. Happiness is hard. Through the process of evolution man became hardwired for negative emotions, like fear and anger. These afflictive emotions rose to dominance in our life due to their survival benefit. Fear is protective. When we are fearful we are vigilant of danger. The cave man walking down the path, large […]

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 Indecision as a Spiritual Crisis

A friend told me of woman trying to pick a paint color for her bedroom. Two shades of green were appealing. But which one? The home owner spent a month tortured by the decision. She went to the paint store a dozen times, asked her friend’s opinions, and changed her mind as regularly as 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.

Kabbalah Day to Day: ON FORGIVENESS

Kabbalah Day to Day:    ON FORGIVENESS

Kabbalah Day to Day: ON FORGIVENESS Several years ago, a troubled and deranged man killed five Amish girls and seriously wounded five others. Subsequently, the families and community met to pray for forgiveness for the perpetrator and his family. Contrast this with the now familiar sight of aggrieved family members standing in courtrooms, wishing the […]

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.

Kabbalah on Forgivness

Kabbalah on Forgivness

Kabbalah on ForgivnessThe Silver Thread – Several years ago, a troubled and deranged man killed five Amish girls and seriously wounded five others. Subsequently, the families and community met to pray for forgiveness for the perpetrator and his family. Contrast this with the now familiar sight of aggrieved family members standing in courtrooms, wishing the […]

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.