Latest talk: “Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs” ~ www.tarabrach.com. “My prayer to god every day is ‘Remove the veils so I might see what is really happening here and not be intoxicated by my stories and my fears.’” – Elizabeth ...

“The way to heal pain, the only way, is to feel and release it.  Your pain is your pain. Your fear, desperation, and resentments are yours, too.  All these emotions belong to you.  Feel them, learn from them, and let them go” (Melody Beattie, ...

Listen as Dr. Amen and Tana Amen describe how you can change your brain to change your life.

Clinical experience has shown that, ironically, it is often the patient’s very attempt to solve the problem that, in fact, maintains it.  The attempted solution becomes the true problem.  -Giorgio Nardone & Paul Watzlawick

Exposure to Unrealistic Figures is Driving Eating Disorders in Young People Although it is often said that eating disorders typically begin during the teenage years and early adulthood, an increasing number of under 12s are now receiving treatment for ...

I’m always looking for informative and thought provoking articles on diet and cravings, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you an article by Dr. Daniel Amen.  If you want more information from him, visit his website cited at the end of...

During the holiday season it is important to take a moment and remember what you are grateful for..."

Dear Friends, We’d like to take a moment to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you have a wonderful holiday season. It’s been another great year for mysantabarbaratherapy.com, and we are so grateful for the response that we’ve had as of late. ...

This notable article on self-compassion and self-esteem is a must read, as it highlights the importance of self-compassion as a protective factor against experiencing impaired mental health.  The article cites literature which has found that low self-esteem ...

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Depression is a pervasive mental illness that can occur for many reasons. The recent suicide of Robin Williams has catapulted discussions of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses back to the forefront of people’s minds. Of course, it is preferable ...