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Adaptation

By Elisabeth LaMotte | May 30, 2020
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Ten weeks into quarantine, I am thinking a lot about the process of change. How will we get through the quarantine? What will life look like on the other side? Will I ever shake a colleague’s hand or hug a friend? I watch films for brief diversion and notice that scenes in restaurants, at parties…

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO READ RIGHT NOW AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

By Elisabeth LaMotte | May 5, 2020
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Since the stay at home orders began, many of my friends and therapy clients are expressing frustration because they notice difficulty reading literature. Their frustration is fueled by the irony that the quarantine is – in theory — the perfect time to catch up on a pile of bedside books. Unfortunately, concentration is wandering easily…

The Great Believers

By Elisabeth LaMotte | April 30, 2020
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It feels like an appropriate time to read about a pandemic. Many describe how attention can wander during the quarantine, despite circumstances creating an optimal time for reading. Hours and hours of reading. Hours that are better spent reading quality fiction and non-fiction than overdosing on the news. The clever trick is to discover a…

Listen

By Spencer Northey | April 21, 2020
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Listen by Beyonce Listen to the song here in my heart A melody I start but can’t complete Listen to the sound from deep within It’s only beginning to find release Oh, the time has come for my dreams to be heard They will not be pushed aside and turned Into your own All ’cause…

The Dutch House

By Elisabeth LaMotte | April 17, 2020
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Stay at home orders should set the stage for readers to burn through those books that tend to pile up bedside tables. Bibliophiles finally have ample time to devour the literature on our list. Unfortunately, many of my therapy clients lament that reading during a global pandemic feels difficult. Concentration wanders. The news cycle lures…

How Do We Find Meaning During Quarantine?

By Elisabeth LaMotte | April 10, 2020
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During these unprecedented and unsettling times, it feels clear that none of us will come out of this fight against coronavirus the same way we went into it. I found it therapeutic to write about my early experiences as a therapist going into the quarantine and felt honored to have the opportunity to share these…

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Resources, Holding Hands

We suggest resources so that the therapy is happening not just in our office, but outside of the office, in your lives. To this end, we suggest books, films, web sites and articles that are tailored to the needs and interests of each client. Many clients identify with characters in books and films, and describe how their awareness of these resources helps them realize that they are not alone and their problems and are solvable.

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