The Human Magnet Song. By Joanna Sternberg

The Human Magnet Song.  By Joanna Sternberg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoOk3MrlHPA The Human Magnet Song.  By Joanna Sternberg I felt your magnet pull me near as my whole body quaked with fear the minute I met you. Your human magnet had a force that I was blinded by. Of course now I must forget you. Chorus: This moment […]

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Covert Narcissists: Wolves in Sheep Clothing ( Closet Narcissists). Ross Rosenberg

 Covert narcissists are masters of disguise – successful actors, humanitarians, politicians, clergy members, and even psychotherapists who are beloved and appreciated, but are secretly selfish, calculating, controlling, angry and vindictive. Covert narcissists create an illusion of selflessness while gaining from their elevated status. Although they share similar basic traits with the overt narcissist, i.e., the […]

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The History of the Term, “Codependency”

The History of the Term, “Codependency” Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC To quote William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name?”  Well, Mr. Shakespeare, in the mental health field, quite a bit!  Correctly labeling mental health disorders is powerfully important to the person in their pursuit of seeking help to overcome their problems. Even with the potential […]

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Codependents Can be Manipulators. Categorizing Codependency – Active vs. Passive. Expert

A New Codependency Category: Active versus Passive Codependents. Codependency Sub-types Codependency is a problematic relationship orientation which involves the relinquishing of power and control to individuals who are either addicted or who have one of the three emotional manipulation personality disorders. In other words, codependents habitually find themselves in relationships with egotistic, self-centered, selfish, and/or […]

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Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame

Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC “Like moss, shames grows in the dark. Vanquish it by bringing it into the light” Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves, “Are we a human doing or a human being?” In other words, is our value […]

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Your Halloween Costume May Reveal Your Shadow Side

This is a timely article by a Joyce Marter, a relationship expert.  Spoiler Alert: I am the “friend/ colleague”   Thanks Joyce for the unsolicited analysis.  Beware, I might return the favor:)  Your Halloween Costume May Reveal Your Shadow Side By JOYCE MARTER, LCPC  “A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself.” […]

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