Author Archives: Brett Newcomb

Update on Reflection on a Life Lived Amidst Change

The speech I gave instead of the speech I thought I would give. The Keynote address at the 48th Arkansas Model United Nations.

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Reflection on a Life Lived Amidst Change

My Alma Mater has asked me to come back and give a keynote address to the Arkansas Model United Nations. I was one of a group of students who began the AMUN forty -eight years ago. I am flattered that … Continue reading

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Setting the Clinical Frame: Past Life Regressions and Hypnosis in Therapy

I recently attended a conference in Pasadena where I had an opportunity to see Brain Weiss. Dr. Weiss is an author and a classically trained Psychiatrist. The focus of Dr. Weiss’ work is past life regression. This focus evolved over … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Therapy- My View

I have spent more than thirty years in private practice as a family counselor and therapist. I was in practice almost five years before Missouri passed a licensure law creating a category known as Licensed Professional Counselor. This was a … Continue reading

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Sex and the Mature Single, A Nation in Flux

I have a number of clients who are in their fifties and beyond. Some of these clients are single, either from being divorced or from being widowed. Many of them want to talk about the question of sex and “dating” … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On the Neurotic Defense of Repetition Compulsion

Have you ever spent time watching the same movie over and over? Have you read the same book many times? Do you find that when you are sad, tired, depressed, or anxious, you can feel better by escaping into the … Continue reading

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Transference and Countertransference revisited.

I recently received a complex question in response to my blog on Countertransference. It has gotten me thinking once again about the challenges of countertransference in therapy. For those of you who do not have much experience with this, the … Continue reading

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Life is Difficult, Pain is Inevitable, Misery is Choice

I received a request this week from David in England. He is doing research on music performance anxiety. In the research he has done he describes a common theme of a wounded inner child. As I thought about what he … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Fears of Parenting Teens

One of the chronic worries reported by parents, in general, is their fear of getting it wrong! Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. I can’t tell you how many parents have come to me over the years and identified that … Continue reading

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Emotionally Driven Coping Strategies

We spend a lot of time in our podcasts talking about hormone replacement, making good medical decisions, and preventative medicine. (See biobalancehealth.com podcasts with Dr. Kathy Maupin.) Today, I am going to share some thoughts on coping strategies, and the … Continue reading

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