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Synergies #7: Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, And The Brain

Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, And The Brain Part I Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness-based CBT are more familiar psychotherapies that utilize mindfulness training (MFT).  MFT teaches the user to regulate the flow of energy and information in the mind.  This leads to changes in the patterns of activity in the brain. With practice certain patterns and pathways […]

Synergies #6: Changing The Shoulds To Wants

LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT AND SELF-ESTEEM Everybody knows what we “should” be doing to be healthy. This goes for all of us, “patient” or not. Exercise, proper nutrition, healthy sleep habits, pacing ourselves, taking time for relaxation and de-stressing—creativity, working on relationships with family and friends, and working with our spiritual strengths and deficits. There is accumulating […]

Synergies #4: Teaching The Patient To Swim

The goal of psychotherapy is wellness. For some, that includes “fixing a disorder.” For others, perhaps taking a medication for life. Either way wellness is the goal. Wellness practice (WP) is prioritization of behaviors that put the individual’s basic physical and emotional needs first. This includes exercise and healthy nutritional habits, setting up boundaries that […]

National Wellness Proposal

Dear Administration, Congress, Media, and others, My name is Jerry Gelbart M.D., a Psychiatrist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I practice with medication, psychotherapy, and a “wellness model” that focuses on proactive lifestyle modification by helping people change their thinking, priorities, and behaviors.   Additional information and samples of my audio work are available at […]

Recessional Holiday Stress and Blues

PRESENCE FOR THE HOLIDAYS This year’s holiday stress and blues are sure to hit harder for most of us as the economy has tanked and our nation is at a turning point. There are a lot of scary things going on in the world, and I don’t have to name them for you. As a […]

What Is the Potent Mind?

The Potent Mind encompasses the work of Jerry H. Gelbart M.D., a Northern California Psychiatrist and author. His focus is on teaching us how to get more out of life. His approach is a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and Mindfullness, within a model that incorporates Biological, Psychological, Social, and Spiritual health.

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