On this page you will find articles, free audio and video, and other resources that may give you tips on working toward healing and growth. Whether you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, or addictive behaviors, no matter the struggles you come here with, this is a place for you to get some tips to support you.
Listen to The NOW Effect with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.: An Audio Interview by David Van Nuys, Ph.D. of Shrink Rap Radio Psychology on Friday, May 25, 2012.
Listen to The NOW Effect with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.: An Interview by L. Greg Voisen of Inside Personal Growth on Monday, May 14, 2012.
Listen to The NOW Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life: An Interview with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D by Michael Dresser at Dresser After Dark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
“The great lesson from the true mystics, from the Zen Monks, and now also from the Humanistic and Transpersonal psychologists – that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends, and family, in one’s back yard, and that travel may be a flight from confronting the sacred – this lesson can be easily lost. To be looking elsewhere for miracles is to me a sure sign of ignorance that everything is miraculous.” Abraham Maslow
More and more it seems like life can be so hectic. It’s as if we purposely overload ourselves with more things than we could possibly ever accomplish. Sometimes as I’m going to sleep I think about all the things I need to get done and when I’m awake during the day I think about all the things that need to get done. Take a shower, make coffee, eat breakfast, brush my teeth, go to work, etc… It’s almost as if at the end of the day I can truly ask myself, “where did the day go?” Enough of these and I can ask myself the same questions in weeks, months, or even years!
There is no doubt about it, today’s business is a round-the-clock atmosphere. We are hounded with external pressures, overwhelmed with information overload, asked to deliver more with less, work longer hours, and have less personal time for renewal activities. What is the result? Self-inflicted attention deficit disorder, exhaustion, lack of focus, reduced health, and burnout. This leads to lower job satisfaction, morale, and productivity. Hardly the results we want.
Often times we believe our thoughts are facts when they are really just thoughts that come and go in our minds. When we’re feeling worse, these tend to visit us more often. Don’t take my word for it, look over the phrases below with the questions at the bottom in mind.