My Mental Health: An Affirmation

tian dayton PhD
Posted: October 6, 2020
“I have always believed, and I still believe that whatever good fortune or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something else.” -Hermann Hesse Just...
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A Return to Uncertainty: Tips for Staying Safe and Sane During COVID’s Second Round

tian dayton PhD
Posted: September 21, 2020
Summer has been a welcome reprieve for many. We’ve had a moment to catch our breath, enjoy the soothing world of nature, and have some socially distanced fun. But as businesses and institutions ope...
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Leaning into Program Wisdom During COVID-19: How the Slogans Shape our Thinking, Feeling, Actions, and Day

tian dayton PhD
Posted: September 9, 2020
When COVID began, I had a strange déjà vu feeling. I have been here before, but how exactly? I wondered. Then I remembered. All the days of uncertainty, all the mornings waking up afraid of what th...
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When Hidden Grief Gets Triggered During COVID-19 Confinement

tian dayton PhD
Posted: April 10, 2020
How to Use These Days to Heal Old Wounds Rather than Reenact Them Our sense of loss during the current COVID-19 crisis can trigger hidden emotions from when we experienced a sense of loss before. Wha...
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A Day at a Time: How to Apply 12-Step Principles During COVID-19 Times

tian dayton PhD
Posted: March 30, 2020
By Dr. Tian Dayton, Meadows Senior Fellow, Clinical psychologist, psychodramatist, author Messages in a Bottle We are not strangers to unusual challenges in the addictions world. We have lived with...
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Maintaining Your Emotional Immunity During COVID-19: How to Create a Sense of Calm in Uncertain Times

tian dayton PhD
Posted: March 17, 2020
By Dr. Tian Dayton, Meadows Senior Fellow, Clinical psychologist, psychodramatist, author Uncertainty is one of our most difficult feelings to manage. We humans like to wrap our minds around things...
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Why Loving What You Have Can Feel Scary for Those Who’ve Had Adverse Childhood Experiences

tian dayton PhD
Posted: January 2, 2020
To ring in the New Year, I could quote statistics of how certain feelings benefit your cholesterol levels and pump up your immune system and extend your life by 2.3 years. We could discuss that scien...
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The Many Faces of Grief

tian dayton PhD
Posted: December 5, 2019
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding…. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than yo...
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How Psychodrama Heals Trauma

tian dayton PhD
Posted: September 24, 2019
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, touted by Oprah Winfrey as one of the most important studies of our time, has successfully made the connection between emotional and psychological traum...
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ACoA’s and Children of Trauma: 7 Things You Can Be Grateful For

tian dayton PhD
Posted: April 12, 2019
How many times have I heard people share that they “do not regret the past”? “Whatever brought me into recovery,” says Sharon M., “has helped me to make such positive life changes that I tr...
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