Author Archives: Dr. Bob

Group Psychotherapy to Learn Essential Skills of Emotional Intimacy

My comment on a useful post on the Strong couples therapy site Gottman.com  – Another equally important variable in closer communication with anyone is being open – revealing your own imperfections, uncertainties and unsuccessful attempts at whatever, especially in intra- … Continue reading

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Weekly Group Therapy – Client Prep and My Background

In full time private practice with HRC I led and co-led 5 weekly adult [and child therapy groups my first 10 years in practice] for about 40 years, and led regular weekend and All Day adult Groups. I’ve co-trained Professionals … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions – Family Style

I’m re-posting this 5 minute-read on New Years Resolutions from the Gottman relationship blog. To get it free weekly, you can sign up at the end of the post or go to their site  Gottman.com and click the blog. “It’s … Continue reading

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Unconscious Learning & Memory Outside Conscious Awareness Currently Widely Accepted & Researched

Research supported Implicit Memory & Learning Abstract In the 1970s, memory researchers converged on interesting phenomena observed in Korsakoff-syndrome amnesic patients. These patients’ performances on difficult tasks were reliably improved by practice sessions from which they could recall nothing. Related … Continue reading

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Occasional Openings in My 3 Weekly Therapy Groups

I posted this at the Carolinas Group Psychotherapy forum: Seeing Joan Seifert’s email about Group openings, I remember warmly what a super-competent and compassionate therapist and trainer she is. So I’ll join her in reminding folks of an opening in … Continue reading

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All Day Hypnosis Group Friday 10-27 – possibly the last

I’ll be leading my usual All Day Hypnotically Enhanced Intimacy Group next Friday at my cabin in rural Chatham County. Despite the background theme, people come and work on whatever their personal stuck places might be, in a supportive, safe … Continue reading

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Peggy’s View of Our Seattle Weekend with the Gottmans

Peggy’s personal perspective on our 2 day workshop last week with John and Julie Gottman, the definitive marriage gurus. Our Better Marriage Weekend: The Art and Science of Love Please share your experience/response to this Post. I’d sure like to … Continue reading

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Death of a Dear Friend

Hard to believe he’s dead, and I’m getting used to he’s not coming back. The full experience of life includes death, and the older I get, the closer it steals. I’m so sad he’s dead, and so grateful I’m alive. … Continue reading

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A Good Relationship Primer

Mark Manson’s writing is usually quite useful 1,500 People Give All the Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need Please share your experience/response to this Post. I’d sure like to know, and it could be useful to someone else. You can click … Continue reading

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Kaya the Kangal – the Passing of a Livestock Guardian Dog

My wife Peggy Payne wrote a pretty personal post about the passing of our dog today. The Long Eventful Life of a Serenely High-Spirited Handsome Dog Thanks for this post Peggy, Kaya was all I could ask of a companion, … Continue reading

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