Author Archives: RichardB

About RichardB

I am trained and work as a Creative Arts Therapist. I have passionately studied, worked, and taught as a hands-on practitioner of the Creative/Expressive and Healing Arts since 1983. I have integrated trainings in modalities which include Swedish Massage, Jin Shin Do, Trager Work, Hatha Yoga, Gestalt Therapy, Halprin Method, Group Creative Arts Therapy, Tai Chi, Meditation, Motional Processing, Rituals, Interfaith Celebrations, Progressive Early Childhood and Adult Education, Addiction and Recovery Services, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Dance/Movement Therapy. I currently provide Creative Arts and Counseling services to a local nonprofit agency as well as teaching local classes and workshops. I use compassion and acceptance to create an environment that is safe and nurturing for individual clients and/or groups.


How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity. William S. Burroughs

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Emotional Self-Control and the Brain

Different brain areas are activated when we choose to suppress an emotion, compared to when we are instructed to inhibit an emotion, according a new study from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Ghent University. In this study, published … Continue reading

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Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore

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Big Five Crazy Beliefs

When we think (and strongly believe!) crazy stuff, really irrational stuff, we are most likely thinking one or more of the following: “Things should (ought, must, have to) be different than they are!” “It’s awful (horrible, terrible, catastrophic) that they … Continue reading

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The Holy Land is everywhere. Black Elk

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Opioid Addiction – Brain Functions

Substance addiction is a perplexing phenomenon for those who fortunately do not suffer from it. Although it is incredible to believe that people would willfully engage in behaviors that create problems with their lives on so many levels, substance addiction … Continue reading

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Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings. – Marianne Williamson

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