Karen Hoving, Ph.D.
Karen Hoving, Ph.D.
Recently I had a patient use a term I had not heard of, “HSP.” The meaning is a HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON. I was humiliated to understand that I had never heard this term! I poked around and found an article on Salon Magazine (OK, not exactly a Psychology Today article but it was originally found… Continue Reading
We have all heard about women having babies and often suffering from Postpartum Depression. Approximately 9 -16% of new moms experience Postpartum depression after the birth of a child.It has been well documented that when mom experiences postpartum depression it impacts the entire family. But what about dads? I’ve recently noticed that some of my… Continue Reading
Many years ago, in the early 1980’s I had never heard of Mindfulness. But I had heard of Meditation and Hypnosis. What I knew about Hypnosis and Mediation were very similar. It was about getting your subconscious mind into a deep level of relaxation. There are four levels of brainwaves: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.… Continue Reading
I recently saw this on an UpWorthy site and was very touched by it. In a narrow sense it is about a woman who is a stand up comedian named Ash Beckham that was in Boulder in October 2013. She begins talking about being gay and the process of coming out of the closet.… Continue Reading
When a new patient arrives in my office by the end of that first session they get a gift. A journal. Now, I wish I could tell you that I gave them a fancy,leather-bound , gold-gilded edge fancy journal that cost almost as much as the session to see me. But alas, I start them with… Continue Reading
In the theme of Throw Back Thursday, I thought I’d try Little Known Wednesday and let’s start looking at some more interesting psychological disorders. Our first is…Coulrophobia….OK now no copy, past, and running off to google! Obviously, breaking down the word, we are looking at a phobia. Could it be fear of colors (or colours if we… Continue Reading
Recently there has been a lot of discussion of Bipolar Disorder since the recent ABC show The Black Box, about a neurosurgeon that struggles with having Bipolar Disorder. Discussions about Bipolar Disorder tend to flare when a famous individual get ‘s diagnosed, or comes out of the closet, such as Catherine Zeta-Jones who was diagnosed… Continue Reading
Photo by Adrein Van Leen Just stare into the flickering candle…or my swinging watch…close your eyes and take a deep breath and begin to focus on… Continue Reading
I know, I know…I haven’t posted in weeks! Don’t feel completely blown out of the water, I am behind on ALL of my social media!. Keeping up with Social Media alone is a full time job. There is Facebook (my business page, I don’t even remember if I HAVE a personal page!), Twitter, 2 Blogs,… Continue Reading
One of the very first posts I wrote for this blog was about going to see Harry Potter with my daughter. This has been a tradition between us for 10 years. We went to the first movie when she was…well I guess 6. And we fell in love. With each passing movie we went on… Continue Reading