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Becoming a Psychotherapist: A History of Person and Profession (Video)
by Joseph Eliezer on October 25th, 2022
Have you ever wondered how a person transforms into a psychotherapist? Are you interested in how the counselling psychology movement got its start?In this interview, Joseph describes his process of becoming a Vancouver Registered Psychotherapist and shares some insights and challenges his therapeutic ancestors also faced while learning how to best facilitate emotional and psychological growth in o...  Read More
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What Would You Say to Freud on His Birthday? (Video)
by Joseph Eliezer on September 30th, 2022
Did you know that May 6, 2022, marked Sigmund Freud's 166th birthday?Would we have psychotherapy as we know it today if it weren't for Sigmund Freud?Imagine if he came back for a day. What would you say to him?Here are four mental health professionals talking to Freud on his 166th birthday as if he were alive today. ...  Read More
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How Psychotherapy Helps (Video)
by Joseph Eliezer on August 26th, 2022
In this video, Joseph talks about how psychotherapy works, touches on understanding of the unconscious and intuition and explains the value of counselling and psychotherapy for dealing with everyday challenges. ...  Read More
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What is Intuition-Enhanced Psychotherapy? (Video)
by Joseph Eliezer on March 25th, 2022
In this 2-minute interview, Vancouver Counsellor and Psychotherapist Joseph Eliezer talks about the benefits of Intuition-Enhanced Psychotherapy, his book Simply Spirit and well-being. ...  Read More
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Intuition for Personal and Business Decision-Making (Video)
by Joseph Eliezer on January 28th, 2022
Talking to a business group, Joseph approaches the subject of intuition from a neuro-scientific point of view and offers practical advice on how to implement intuition into our daily lives and careers. ...  Read More
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ADVICE: I Have a Crush on My Doctor
by Joseph Eliezer on December 17th, 2021
If you developed feelings for your doctor or another health practitioner, read this article before you decide to take any action:Asking For A Friend: I have a crush on my doctor ...  Read More
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ADVICE: I Hate Family Gatherings
by Joseph Eliezer on November 26th, 2021
With the holiday season upon us, you might be dreading family gatherings. Old wounds might be open again, and you might feel you are being bruised again. If you feel that way, this article might give you some ideas for how to approach your next family gathering:https://www.healthing.ca/advice/advice-i-hate-family-gatherings/ ...  Read More
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ADVICE: Is it gross to use your phone in the bathroom?
by Joseph Eliezer on October 22nd, 2021
Taking your phone to the bathroom? Don't be embarrassed. You are not alone. A better question is, what are the consequences of that action? Find out what mental health professionals think about the subject in this post:https://www.healthing.ca/advice/phone-bathroom-germs ...  Read More
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ADVICE: My daughter bites her nails
by Joseph Eliezer on September 24th, 2021
If you or your family member has a problem biting their nails, the advice in this article might help:https://www.healthing.ca/advice/1629068 ...  Read More
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How to Take the BITE out of Panic Attacks
by Joseph Eliezer on August 26th, 2021
Panic attacks can feel incredibly scary, but they can be managed. Here are a few tips on how to help you deal with your panic attacks:https://www.healthing.ca/wellness/mental-health/advice-help-i-keep-waking-up-in-a-panic ...  Read More
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Is it OCD, or a way of coping?
by Joseph Eliezer on January 25th, 2021
If you are wondering whether your, or somebody else's, repetitive behaviour is a sign of OCD, this article might help shed some light:https://healthing.prod.postmedia.digital/opinion/advice/advice-my-sister-in-law-wont-stop-taking-showers/wcm/a8a95c5c-d079-4675-84ec-91cb95589ef7...  Read More
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Everyone Has an UNPAST
by Joseph Eliezer on August 17th, 2016
Every time you start a conversation with someone, they're asking you to listen to them. A therapist not only listens carefully to what a person says but also pays close attention to communication that may be surfacing from a person's UNPAST.  What's UNPAST? The UNPAST is a blend of unresolved conflicts and emotions that occurred in the past but still influence how a person feels, thinks and beh...  Read More
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Therapy: What You Can Expect
by Joseph Eliezer on August 1st, 2016
​People often come to therapy thinking the therapist will solve their problems for them. Truth is, therapists don't do that.  Therapists help people to see their problems differently, enabling them to make better choices and experience different outcomes.  Photo credit: Nanagyei via Visual Hunt / CC BY   ...  Read More
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Why contacting a counsellor can give you the jitters
by Joseph Eliezer on September 4th, 2013
Taking yourself to see a counsellor can be an extremely frightening ordeal.  Aside from what you may actually experience in session with your counsellor, just making the initial phone call or sending that first email can make you feel anxious, afraid or inadequate. A colleague of mine once told me that the average person makes contact with her office seven times before booking his or her first co...  Read More
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Do Guys Have Intuition?
by Joseph Eliezer on June 25th, 2013
When it comes to intuition in the North American culture, female intuition seems  to dominate the conversation. Is it fair? What about men? Is male intuition the same as female intuition? How does it work? As a guest blogger for the Love Engineer website, I explore the reasons for the cultural preference for female intuition and talk about whether guys have intuition and why. What do you think? Ha...  Read More
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The Wife Always Knows: Myth or Truth? The Work of Intuition in Relationships
by Joseph Eliezer on June 17th, 2013
The power of female intuition has reached an axiomatic status in our culture. Is there any truth behind the assertion that "the wife always knows"? As a guest blogger for the Love Engineer website, I explore whether female intuition exists, how it works, what role the brain plays and how we can improve our relationship to our intuition. What about you? Have you seen intuition ruin or save marriage...  Read More
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Reflections on Children and Intuition
by Joseph Eliezer on December 11th, 2011
Sometimes, inspiration arrives at odd times and under peculiar circumstances. Watching a disagreeable movie that featured a kid with an imaginary friend the other night, as an example, directed the flow of my thoughts towards the topic of children and intuition. It got me out of the movie theatre and inspired me to write this exploratory article.Intuition has long been a subject of a particular in...  Read More
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Readers' Messages: Submitted Reviews
by Joseph Eliezer on November 1st, 2011
In many ways, [Simply Spirit] reminded me of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet ... Its message too is both timely and timeless and befits an age where spiritual clarity is beckoned for. — Robert Pereira, MD________________________________________________________________________________ Just when I thought I had seen it all, read it all and heard it all in the realm of spiritual literature, I came across...  Read More
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Readers' Messages: Web Reviews
by Joseph Eliezer on November 1st, 2011
Fresh spring of warm supportAs an avid, "omnivorous" reader, I was thrilled to be given a copy of a newly released book Simply Spirit by Joseph Eliezer. At first blush, this small book did not appear to be an attention-getter, but rather, a softly presented collection of insights, as offered by a warm, intentional writer. I soon realized that every page was an invitation to sink into thoughtful re...  Read More
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Readers' Messages: Personal Communication
by Joseph Eliezer on November 1st, 2011
These are just some of the stories, reviews and messages that I received from my readers. If you have read the book, you are invited to share yours here. ________________________________________________________________________________ Hi Joseph,I just wanted to thank you for sharing with me your very thoughtful words in your new book. I've always valued a piece of work that inspires others to loo...  Read More
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One thing I want to do before I die...
by Joseph Eliezer on September 2nd, 2011
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