THE POWER OF OUR THOUGHTS
Recently, I have started writing a column "Healthy Mind" to the Brazilian magazine Acontece. The articles are in Portuguese, but below the English translation of my first article. Our mind sometimes seems to have its own life… our thoughts go from one place to another, from one idea to another as if we do not have control of what is going on in our mind. When our mind goes from one worry to another, we become anxious. When our mind goes from one negative thought to another we
How can we help adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse?
I was recently interviewed by a FIU student on the topic of sexual abuse. He was doing a project on victims of sexual abuse and wanted to know more about the symptoms adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse present and how the society can help these survivors. Below some excerpts of the interview: Question: Are there similarities in the behavior of patients who have been abused as children? Are there types of abuse that generally lead to behaviors that are ultimately self-d