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So far DR. RICHARD DREW has created 39 blog entries.

Depersonalization: A neglected syndrome

The book Depersonalization A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome by Mauricio Sierra is a scholarly review of this syndrome with an extensive listing of relevant research studies. Depersonalization can occur as a fleeting experience in adolescents as well as people facing life-threatening situations where its occurrence can be considered to be normal. People can […]

By |April 20th, 2018|anxiety, Anxiety Disorder, Psychotherapy|0 Comments

Public Speaking

Even though you, me and most other people will never give a TED talk, the book TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson, the curator of TED, has been a New York Times bestseller. This is because the book offers advice usable by any public speaker to become a […]

By |April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The book Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, The Process and Practice of Mindful Change, Second Edition, by Stephen Hayes, Kirk Strosahl and Kelly Wilson, is a good introduction to a type of therapy developed in the 1980s, which while the authors identified it as a form of behavior therapy, is different from other types of behavior […]

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Life is all about doing. Our brains evolved to reflect this and our minds appear to have a special aptitude and liking for the construction and interpretation of stories about active agents, someone doing something meaningful.  Thus Daniel Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, in his bestselling book Thinking, Fast and Slow, […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Mindset – a book about why a growth mindset is better than a fixed mindset

The book Mindset The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck, differentiates between two mindsets. It shows us how this matters in our own individual lives as well as in sports, business, and relationships. She explains that the view that you maintain profoundly affects the way that you lead your life. People with a fixed […]


The quote on the cover of the book entitled Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, published in 2011, indicates that this book is a “transformative read”.  I doubted the accuracy of this quote but by the end of the book I had to agree with the truthfulness of it. Most people are too hard on themselves, especially […]

By |December 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Answer is ‘No’

“The Answer is No”, subtitled “Saying it and sticking to it” by Cynthia Whitman, MSW, was published in 1994 but is still available at online booksellers. Is the book out-of-date? Well, it doesn’t have anything to say about iPhones, but if you have a child from two to twelve years old and need inspiration and […]

The Distracted Mind

The book entitled The Distracted Mind, subtitled Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Adam Gazzaley, MD Ph.D. and Larry Rosen, Ph.D., both of whom have videos to check out on YouTube, was published in the Fall of 2016. Thus it’s an up-to-date look at how our brains have a limited capacity for managing information, […]

By |November 17th, 2017|back to school, School|0 Comments

Climbing Advice

There are many books with metaphors from various sports giving advice about how to live a better life. One such book with valuable lessons is Learning to Climb Indoors by Eric Hörst. This is a book for those interested in this sport of ever-increasing popularity. (You get that ‘o’ with the two dots over it […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Restorative Yoga: How to Reduce Anxiety

Everyone knows about doing yoga to increase flexibility, balance, and strength, but what about doing yoga to reduce anxiety and/or depression? In her book Yoga for Emotional Balance, Bo Forbes, PsyD, discusses how with as little as fifteen to thirty minutes of twice-weekly breathing exercises and Restorative Yoga, people’s thinking can become less emotionally reactive. […]