Harper West is a licensed psychotherapist and expert in improving relationships with yourself and others through self-acceptance. She is an expert in recovery from relationships with narcissistic or abusive partners or parents. Providing relationship therapy using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and attachment-focused child and family therapy. Trained in both Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
Peter Mayer’s song Japanese Bowl (on YouTube) explains this philosophy beautifully.
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The ability to handle shame, imperfection and failure
is self-actualization and enlightenment.
Do you want to feel more calm, contented and fulfilled? Be truly self-confident? Learn how achieving self-acceptance permanently frees the mind from low self-worth and self-blaming thoughts that lie at the heart of many experiences with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and other struggles.
What emotion is most harmful to relationships? The answer may surprise you. Read a real life example of a rocky marriage and learn the root cause of most relationship difficulties, including high-conflict marriages and family relationships, domestic violence, abusive parenting, substance abuse and more.
Why are normal human reactions — fear, shame, self-criticism — incorrectly labeled as “mental disorders?” The “disease” model promoted by pharmaceutical manufacturers and our mental health system discourages people from seeking therapy that can lead to solutions to anxiety, depression and more.
Oops! I did it again! “Don’t touch your face” is one of the important public health advisements provided to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Germs on the hands can easily be transmitted to the internal body through contact with the more permeable mucous membranes of...read more
A psychologist from Northwestern University, Dan P. McAdams, has written a book called ‘The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning’, which was reviewed by the university’s website. McAdams is an advocate of what he calls a “narrative approach to...read more
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Every incident involving Trump reveals yet again aspects of his pathological personality and provides examples of his dangerous sociopathic and narcissistic traits. An excerpt from the new book “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,” by...read more