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You Can Learn to Love Yourself by Dr. Tamara Sofair-Fisch

You Can Learn to Love Yourself by Dr. Tamara Sofair-Fisch

This article is the second in a series, “Mapping and Mastery of the Inner World: An Innovative Guide to Self-Empowerment” by Dr. Tamara Sofair-Fisch, and addresses a technique used to help individuals learn to truly love and nurture themselves as a way to get through emotionally challenging times.

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Assertiveness in 4 Steps by Dr. Lorraine M. Dorfman

Assertiveness in 4 Steps by Dr. Lorraine M. Dorfman

The basic assertiveness formula has four steps: (1) the situation, (2) the feeling, (3) the explanation, and (4) the request. Another way of stating the formula is (1) here’s what happened, (2) here’s how I feel about it, (3) here’s why I feel that way, so (4) here’s what I want. Occasionally there is a fifth element, the consequence.

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Patients as Self-Advocates by Dr. Julie Radico

Patients as Self-Advocates by Dr. Julie Radico

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a great time to encourage all individuals to be their own advocate when meeting with their medical providers. Individuals with mental health concerns often present them in primary care and this can be an important first step in receiving the right treatment.

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