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The Silver Thread: Spontaneous Contemplative Experience

Recently I was with some friends, all long-term meditators. We were discussing the number of times we had had transformative experiences while meditating, or while on retreats. All of us had meditated for over 20 years; none of us had had more than two such experiences in so many years of practice. I recently have […]

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 Tread: Who is the Devil?

The Silver Tread: Who is the Devil?

Satan makes his first appearance in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word satan means the “adversary”. In several instances in the Bible, God sends a Satan to interfere with a character who is involved in activities in which God disapproves. Satan is an earthly extension of God. In the Book of Job a distinct figure […]

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: Buddhism in Bhutan

The Silver Thread: Buddhism in Bhutan

The Silver Thread: Buddhism in Bhutan I am in the process of traveling to Bhutan. I began researching their particular form of Buddhism. Bhutan became Buddhist in 600 AD, one-thousand years after their neighbors in the south. As such, their native traditions and customs survived more intact than their southern neighbors. However, like the Buddhism […]

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: On Anger

The Silver Thread: On Anger

The Silver Thread: On Anger In the past, I have discussed afflictive emotions. These are sadness, anxiety, compulsion, and anger. All of us suffer from all of these afflictive emotions, but, usually, one is most characteristic of our personality. Mine is anger. Anger is an extremely destructive feeling. I got so upset one time that […]

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: 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.

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