New Study Shows Talk Therapy Can Change Brain Function of Schizophrenics

Talk therapy can be best understood as physical therapy for the brain.  Many previous studies have been shown to have a positive impact on the brain functioning of depressed and anxious patients, changing the way clients’ brains process, feel, and respond to stress.  Exciting new research shows that even patients who suffer from psychosis (e.g., intrusive auditory and visual hallucinations) and schizophrenia can experience significant improvements in brain function as the result of talk therapy. … [Read more...]

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Faith on the Couch–Already Courting Controversy

Over at our More2Life Radio facebook page, a correspondent has issues with this whole enterprise of mixing faith and psychology.He writes, "Not sure why one would take our faith and enter a belief system that does not accept the tenets of the faith - the mental health profession.This seems extremely dangerous. A system that is based on the belief that man is solely a biological entity; based on the belief that thoughts and emotions are the product of brain chemicals; based on a denial of the … [Read more...]

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Catholicism and Psychology–Perfect Together?

Welcome Readers!In preparing to write the inaugural post for this blog, a re-imagined version of an old,  popular candy commercial popped into my mind…SCENE: A shrink and a Catholic priest are walking around a grocery store. They absentmindedly bump into each other and their purchases fall on the floor, getting all mixed together.SHRINK: You’ve got your chocolate in my mayo!PASTOR: You’ve got your mayo in my chocolate!TOGETHER: Hey! THAT’S…. DISGUSTING!!!There are any num … [Read more...]

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