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Health and Spirituality

Richard B. Patterson, Ph.D.

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yellow arrow button 7 year old daughter from a previous relationship.
yellow arrow button 15 years old and interested in Ouija boards.
yellow arrow button A co-worker suggested that it is the devil giving me colds..
yellow arrow button Anger and hostility due to depression?
yellow arrow button Any connection between bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia?
yellow arrow button Any value in New Age approach to medicine?
yellow arrow button Are dreams of any use in helping me stay healthy?
yellow arrow button Are there different ways that rituals might help us?
yellow arrow button Are hives stress-related or an allergic reaction?
yellow arrow button A therapist links my pelvic pain to childhood sexual abuse...
yellow arrow button A Woman with Fibromyalgia recently committed suicide, What is in store for me?
yellow arrow button Become more Spiritual while struggling with a difficult person.
yellow arrow button Can hypnosis be utilized to increase breast size?
yellow arrow button Concern about God-talk at 12-Step meetings
yellow arrow button Different religion
yellow arrow button Do you have any suggestions for coping with an unpleasant person on a power trip?
yellow arrow button Do you have any suggestions for medications to relieve the discomfort of fibromyalgia?
yellow arrow button Do you have any tips for falling out of love?
yellow arrow button Does anxiety have anything spiritual about it?
yellow arrow button Dreams that my boyfriend is going to die.
yellow arrow button Fiance does not want to take on my name.
yellow arrow button Fibromyalgia and Suicide
yellow arrow button Health and spirituality  - is it self-centered?
yellow arrow button How can I make someone forgive me?
yellow arrow button How can I tell if someone I care for is manipulating me?
yellow arrow button How can keeping a journal be of benefit?
yellow arrow button How can pain make us strong?
yellow arrow button How to convey a healthy attitude about sexuality?
yellow arrow button Hypnosis for chronic pain?
yellow arrow button I am 16 and no longer believe in my religion...
yellow arrow button I am a very insecure person.
yellow arrow button I am always putting off things to do and can't figure out what to do with my life. Am I lazy?
yellow arrow button I am bothered by a crippling phobia and would like to be free of it. Can you help?
yellow arrow button I am dealing with a friend who is suffering from PTSD as well as other problems. What kind of treatment helps?
yellow arrow button I am finding myself torn up with anger toward my ex-spouse.
yellow arrow button I am having trouble with hives. Please help!
yellow arrow button I am in my first serious relationship. To be with him, I moved away from my home.
yellow arrow button I am involved in a long-distance relationship.
yellow arrow button I am terrified of death. What can I do?
yellow arrow button I believe I am badly burned out in my work.
yellow arrow button I developed Fibromyalgia after an accident and several operations.
yellow arrow button I grew up in an alcoholic home but my father is sober thanks to AA.
yellow arrow button I am engaged and have doubts about the relationship.
yellow arrow button I am in a relationship. Early on, my boyfriend was unfaithful...
yellow arrow button I am in the process of a divorce. My soon to be ex seems obsessed with me.
yellow arrow button I'm out of touch with my emotions...
yellow arrow button I find that I am extremely irritable toward my spouse and children.
yellow arrow button I have a question about memories.
yellow arrow button I have a relative in prison who has a history of explosiveness. Could this be a psychiatric problem and what can I do to help?
yellow arrow button I have been advised to learn how to relax.
yellow arrow button I have been diagnosed HIV Positive.
yellow arrow button I have great trouble using public urinals, any suggestions? NEW!
yellow arrow button I have very low self-esteem, would psychotherapy help?
yellow arrow button I repress my feelings to the point where I often feel emotionally numb.
yellow arrow button Incest survivors have spiritual issues?
yellow arrow button Is God punishing me by giving me HIV?
yellow arrow button Is guilt always bad?
yellow arrow button Is this abuse?
yellow arrow button I talk to myself a lot, is this a problem?
yellow arrow button I think about death a lot and am afraid of dying.
yellow arrow button I was sexually molested by a parish priest...
yellow arrow button I was standing in line and suddenly I felt dizzy and short of breath.
yellow arrow button Looking for online resources on fibromyalgia
yellow arrow button Loss of Self Esteem with Loss of Weight
yellow arrow button Making holiday season more meaningful
yellow arrow button My adult son is having trouble getting started on a future...
yellow arrow button My doctor thinks I may have fibromyalgia.
yellow arrow button My girlfriend does not routinely have medical check-ups, how can I persuade her otherwise?
yellow arrow button My spouse suffers from a chronic disease which includes chronic pain.
yellow arrow button My two teenagers are refusing to attend church.
yellow arrow button New Year's resolutions
yellow arrow button Of what use is counseling in dealing with an illness?
yellow arrow button On my own spiritual path I often come under attack
yellow arrow button Ouija board, devil and special prayer...
yellow arrow button Raising spiritually healthy children
yellow arrow button Recovering alcoholic with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder
yellow arrow button Religious cults prey upon young adults
yellow arrow button Religions view the body as separate from the spirit.
yellow arrow button Research on Athletic Superiority of African Americans?
yellow arrow button Resentment toward the religion of youth.
yellow arrow button Speaking up when disagree with a doctor?
yellow arrow button Staying healthy spiritually during holiday season
yellow arrow button "The dark night of the soul"- what is it?
yellow arrow button Trying to develop a healthy spiritual life
yellow arrow button Upset at the thought of therapy ending
yellow arrow button What can you tell me about self-inflicted mental abuse where a person takes on other people's pain?
yellow arrow button What is ethical contact during counselling?
yellow arrow button What issues do I need to be aware of in a relationship with an older man?
yellow arrow button What should I know of my elderly parents spiritual needs?
yellow arrow button Why are programs like AA viewed as spiritual?
yellow arrow button Would something like Zoloft for depression or panic make me a weaker or stronger person?
yellow arrow button Will believing in God help me recover from my addictions?
yellow arrow button Will my health improve if I learn to love myself?
yellow arrow button Wounded Healer is more emotionally intelligent...
yellow arrow button Young relative has a problem with stealing.

Richard B. Patterson is a clinical psychologist in private practice in El Paso, TX. He is the author of three books on psychology and spirituality.

 

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