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11/17/2022

Health & Wellness

We are constantly bombarded with information on how to eat healthily, exercise correctly, avoid stress, and most importantly defy aging.

We are militantly challenged to “defy aging”, conditioned to “want” health, to seek it, to perfect it
….but what, exactly, is health and what is the nature of wellness?

To read more: https://drzur.com/health/

11/15/2022

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11/10/2022

Being Hysterically Blind in the Face of Torture

Detained, alone, afraid
On lands that were not my own
My face covered in shadows
In a remote prison

To learn more: https://drzur.com/being-hysterically-blind-in-the-face-of-torture/

11/08/2022

Infidelity & Affairs: Myths, Facts & Ways to Respond

Interestingly, infidelity has become an equal opportunity affair. Women, men, gay, straight, young and old, all seem to be somehow engaged in affairs. The Internet or online affairs have become extremely prevalent and, some claim, pose one of the biggest threats to marriage.

To learn more: https://drzur.com/infidelity/

11/03/2022

Invite Dr. Zur to present on THERAPISTS AND THERAPEUTIC ETHICS AS VIEWED IN THE MOVIES.

Dr. Zur will discuss the richness in movies about psychotherapy & counseling. Learn about hot-button ethical topics, such as touch, dual relationships, Googling therapists, gifts, texting, sexting & much more.

To learn more and invite Dr. Zur:https://drzur.com/Therapists-in-Movies.pdf

11/01/2022

The Magic and Curse of the Magnificent Shiva Ngandu Zambian House

I got to visit and stay in what I considered “The last bastion of British Colonialism” in the modern age – At the magnificent and, indeed, magical “Shiwa House” (or ‘Shiwa Ngandu Manor House’ ). The legend of the magical house is accurately told in the movie The Curse of the Africa House.

To learn more and watch the video: https://drzur.com/pictorial-biography/part-3/

10/27/2022

JEALOUSY: The Green-Eyed Monster
That jealous feeling, can exhibit itself as illogical rage, suspicion, the inability to get beyond an infraction, the impulse to hurt the other, or the urge to simply hide.
To learn more: https://drzur.com/clinic.../jealousy-the-green-eyed-monster/

10/25/2022

October Upcoming Webinars & Presentations
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10/20/2022

Psychologists have been inundated with unequivocal messages about the depravity of boundary crossings and dual relationships in clinical practice. From graduate courses and texts on ethics, to continuing education workshops on “Risk Management”, to attorneys’ advice columns, we have been warned never to leave the office with a client, to be very careful about gifts, never to socialize with clients, to avoid bartering and to limit physical contact to a handshake or a pat on the back. We have also been cautioned that boundary crossings are likely to lead us down the slippery slope to exploitive sexual relationships. Boundary crossings and dual relationships have often been labeled unethical and often used synonymously with exploitation and harm.
To learn more about Boundaries in Therapy: https://drzur.com/boundaries-in-therapy/

10/18/2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is experienced by those in every age group, race,
ethnicity, culture, social class and sexual orientation.

To learn more visit: https://drzur.com/clinical-updates/domestic-violence-aware#drzur

Also listen to an interview with Dr. Zur and Nola Nordmarken: https://drzur.com/media/drzur_domesticviolence.mp3

10/13/2022

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10/11/2022

Therapy on the go.

With technology today Apps put the power of mental health into the hands of clients.

To learn more:
https://drzur.com/clinical-updates/mental-health-apps-therapy-on-the-go/
https://drzur.com/clinical-updates/mental-health-apps/

10/06/2022

October Webinars & Presentations

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10/04/2022

Movies affect many of us powerfully because the combined impact of images, music, dialogue, lighting, sound and special effects can elicit deep feelings and help us reflect on our lives.

To learn more about Therapeutic & Psychological Themes in The Movies: https://drzur.com/movie-therapy/

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09/27/2022

Invite Dr. Zur to present a lecture or workshop in your area.

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09/20/2022

Everyone has that special person that they look up to or see as a role model.

Who has had a profound impact on your life
and why?
https://projectinsights.org/role-model/

Share your story: https://projectinsights.org/role-model-share/

09/18/2022

Contact Dr. Zur to present a lecture or workshop on Ethics and Boundaries.

To learn more: https://drzur.com/contact-dr-ofer-zur/

09/13/2022

The Latest Additions by Dr. Zur

Ethics, Su***de Watch, and Expert Witness

https://drzur.com/biography-latest-additions/

09/06/2022

Saturday, September, 24, 2022
1:30 - 3:00pm, Sacramento, CA

1.5 CE CREDITS

26 Ways to Protect Your Psychotherapy License From Licensing Board Investigations and Malpractice Lawsuits

To learn more and see upcoming presentation dates: https://drzur.com/teaching/

Dr. Zur Teaching updated their business hours. 05/22/2022

Dr. Zur Teaching updated their business hours.

Dr. Zur Teaching updated their business hours.

Why are people so mean to each other online? 03/22/2022

Why are people so mean to each other online?

"The problem is that the nature of the internet means that within groups and the wider social networks we are all part of, people are only a few clicks away from being able to annoy frustrate or upset a whole range of people - often strangers."



https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/technology-31749753.amp

Why are people so mean to each other online? Monica Lewinsky has made an impassioned public speech calling for people to be nicer online. So why do we continue to be so mean?

Regular doses of awe can do wonders for emotional health 03/15/2022

Regular doses of awe can do wonders for emotional health

"Even brief experiences of awe yield a host of benefits including an expanded sense of time and enhanced feelings of generosity, well-being, and humility."



https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.popsci.com/story/science/awe-walks-mental-health/%3famp

Regular doses of awe can do wonders for emotional health Awe, the emotional response and feelings of wonder people experience when seeing things that they can’t fully comprehend, has long been associated with better mental and physical health. Taking a simple weekly “awe walk” might help older adults engage more deeply with this positive emotion, ne...

Stop Trying To Be Creative 03/08/2022

Stop Trying To Be Creative

"Most creative geniuses don’t start with a specific goal and follow it through with deliberate practice, said Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Instead, they maintain an openness to discovering whatever arises."



https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/stop-trying-to-be-creative/

Stop Trying To Be Creative I recently finished a story I’d spent several months obsessing over. When I pitched the piece to my editor, I knew that I’d found a worthy subject, but I couldn…

Do Humans Have a "Natural Pace"? 03/02/2022

Do Humans Have a "Natural Pace"?

"Indeed, anthropologist Marshall Sahlins calls hunter-gatherers the “original affluent society,” not because they had a lot of stuff but because they had a lot of leisure (Sahlins, 1974)."



https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolution-in-daily-life/202203/do-humans-have-natural-pace

Do Humans Have a "Natural Pace"? Perhaps there is a "natural pace" of living that our brains are ignoring.

Why Forgiveness Isn’t Required in Trauma Recovery 02/22/2022

Why Forgiveness Isn’t Required in Trauma Recovery

On rethinking forgiveness..



https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/simplifying-complex-trauma/202202/why-forgiveness-isn-t-required-in-trauma-recovery

Why Forgiveness Isn’t Required in Trauma Recovery Imposing forgiveness can be problematic in trauma treatment.

Real Love and Social Media - GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog 02/15/2022

Real Love and Social Media - GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog

"According to a recent report, 71 percent of individuals say they spend more time on their phones than they spend with their love interests, with 52 percent of individuals spending three or four more hours on their phones than with their partners every day."



https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/Real-Love-and-Social-Media

Real Love and Social Media - GoodTherapy.org Therapy Blog Do you show more love to your apps than you do to your spouse, friends, family, partner, or significant other? Learn how love and social media don't mix.

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain 02/08/2022

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

"People who used more positive emotion words and more “we” words in their gratitude letters didn’t necessarily have better mental health later. It was only when people used fewer negative emotion words in their letters that they were significantly more likely to report better mental health."



https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_gratitude_changes_you_and_your_brain

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health.

The Neuroscience of Superfluid Thinking 02/01/2022

The Neuroscience of Superfluid Thinking

"In the late 20th century, Schmahmann noticed that some patients with damage to specific microzones of the cerebellum didn't display physical ataxias but seemed to have trouble coordinating their thoughts."



https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/202201/the-neuroscience-superfluid-thinking

The Neuroscience of Superfluid Thinking The cerebellum may coordinate thoughts much like it coordinates fluid movements.

A Verywell Report: Americans Find Strength in Online Therapy 01/25/2022

A Verywell Report: Americans Find Strength in Online Therapy

"An overwhelming 91% of people currently in online therapy agree that more people should try it."



https://www.verywellmind.com/americans-turn-to-online-therapy-for-strength-5085208

A Verywell Report: Americans Find Strength in Online Therapy According to Verywell’s study of 1,000 Americans in online therapy, 90% agree that seeking out mental health services is a true sign of strength.

The Surprisingly Deep Roots of Mental Immunity Research 01/18/2022

The Surprisingly Deep Roots of Mental Immunity Research

"The mind has infrastructure for filtering information. This infrastructure functions like the body’s immune system: When working properly, it screens out the bad stuff — false, misleading, and dysfunctional ideas — and lets in the good stuff, ideas that are accurate and useful."



https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-immunity/202201/the-surprisingly-deep-roots-mental-immunity-research

The Surprisingly Deep Roots of Mental Immunity Research Evidence of the mind’s immune system goes back seventy years.

01/14/2022

Therapeutic Alliance Ruptures | Psychology Today

"We began to find that alliance ruptures are extremely common in all types of therapy, and that often clients are reluctant to bring up concerns about how the therapy is going with their therapists."



https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/straight-talk/201801/therapeutic-alliance-ruptures?amp

Therapeutic Alliance Ruptures | Psychology Today Research indicates that the therapeutic alliance is more important than the brand of therapy. Skillful therapists can address "alliance ruptures" constructively.

Seminars, Keynotes, Workshops, Lectures, Live Presentations, Webinars, Teleconferences & Radio Interviews offered by Dr. Ofer Zur 12/28/2021

Seminars, Keynotes, Workshops, Lectures, Live Presentations, Webinars, Teleconferences & Radio Interviews offered by Dr. Ofer Zur

For all licensed mental health professionals, the fear of losing their license is a fundamental one, with long lasting repercussions. There are, however, many ways to protect your license.



https://drzur.com/teaching/#1-25-22

Seminars, Keynotes, Workshops, Lectures, Live Presentations, Webinars, Teleconferences & Radio Interviews offered by Dr. Ofer Zur Seminars, Keynotes, Workshops, Lectures, Live Presentations, Webinars, Teleconferences & Radio Interviews offered by Ofer Zur, Ph.D., for Psychologists, MFTs, SWs, Nurses and Counselors

Why overly kind and moral people can rub you up the wrong way 12/21/2021

Why overly kind and moral people can rub you up the wrong way

"We are constantly trying to second-guess the reasons for others’ actions – and we punish people harshly when we suspect that their motives are impure." An insightful look at why we may misread altruism.



https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20211122-why-overly-kind-and-moral-people-can-rub-you-up-the-wrong-way

Why overly kind and moral people can rub you up the wrong way ‘Do-gooders’ are often judged harshly. Why do we resent their acts of altruism or question their motives?

Can Any Good Come of Our COVID Lockdowns? 12/15/2021

Can Any Good Come of Our COVID Lockdowns?

Rethinking the pandemic...



https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_any_good_come_of_our_covid_lockdowns

Can Any Good Come of Our COVID Lockdowns? Having to isolate was hard. But, for some people, it was a chance to discover newfound appreciation for important aspects of their lives.

Embracing the Finish Line: Martin Heidegger’s Guide to an Authentic Life 12/07/2021

Embracing the Finish Line: Martin Heidegger’s Guide to an Authentic Life

"We live our lives trying not to think about death. We view death as the opposite of life, rather than a part of it. Obfuscating the inevitable cessation of our consciousness inhibits us from living authentically as we avoid acknowledging the shortness of life and instead look towards small doses of distraction such as social media or Netflix to satisfy our short-term whims."



https://medium.datadriveninvestor.com/embracing-the-finish-line-martin-heideggers-guide-to-an-authentic-life-242b05695412

Embracing the Finish Line: Martin Heidegger’s Guide to an Authentic Life Have we been wrong about death all along?

Why You Should Prioritize Meaning in Your Everyday Life 11/30/2021

Why You Should Prioritize Meaning in Your Everyday Life

"People who prioritize meaning through their actions do tend to have a greater sense of meaning in life, and in turn they experience less negative emotion and more positive emotion, gratitude, coherence (a sense of optimism and control), happiness, and life satisfaction."



https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_you_should_prioritize_meaning_in_your_everyday_life

Why You Should Prioritize Meaning in Your Everyday Life Can simple, everyday actions make life more meaningful?

A Simple Way to Feel More Connected to Others 11/18/2021

A Simple Way to Feel More Connected to Others

On the power of nature to orient us toward connection.



https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/social-influence/202111/simple-way-feel-more-connected-others

A Simple Way to Feel More Connected to Others Nature orients us toward greater concern for and connection with others.

Love: How the feeling of power determines happy relationships 11/09/2021

Love: How the feeling of power determines happy relationships

A fascinating look at the connection between power and happiness in a relationship.



https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210628132145.htm

Love: How the feeling of power determines happy relationships Want to have a happy relationship? Make sure both partners feel they can decide on issues that are important to them. Objective power measured by income, for example, doesn't seem to play a big role, according to a new study. Instead, how lovers perceive power dynamics in their relationship is most....

Favorite Articles - Dr. Ofer Zur 11/02/2021

Favorite Articles - Dr. Ofer Zur

Are we too focused on problems that we miss the opportunities for growth?



https://drzur.com/favorite-articles/

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