The Dangers of Psychotropic Drugs

The Dangers of Psychotropic Drugs

Elizabeth Handy

With almost all of my clients,  of the first steps I recommend is that they work with their prescribing physician to wean completely off of psychotropic drugs. Although this is at first daunting and sometimes terrifying to imagine, there are several reasons that this approach is critical to my clients’ success: If you are taking mood-altering drugs such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexipro, …

What are Emotional Personas?

What are Emotional Personas?

Elizabeth Handy

I use the concept of Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, when I explain Emotional Personas (EP). Every one of us is made up of multiple EPs—the smaller, internal dolls, which collectively make up our whole adult self—the big doll. Each EP represents an age or a moment along the timeline of our lives. In a healthy individual with no trauma, the EPs are integrated and …