Carried feelings that are diagnosed or mis-diagnosed as psychiatric disorders.

By Carrie Willey, PhD, LPC (Clinical Director) Pia Mellody has written extensively about Induced Feelings or Carried Feelings. This is the feeling energy that is absorbed by children in a dysfunctional family. When the parents or the Major Caregivers are unwilling to own or unconscious about their feelings, the children take that energy on. For example, […]

The Six Day Intensive – Day 3

We are getting ready for “Process”. What is Process? Well, I’d tell ya… but I wouldn’t want to scare ya 🙂 I kid, well kinda. I was terrified to go through it. I was ready… but so so scared. Basically,  Tennie and Kim help you process your anger through a guided anger exercise. Up until […]

‘Addicted to Food’ Episode 4: “Shame and Anger”

“I’m giving you your shame back!”,  Elizabeth screamed to the empty chair. It really is a good thing that I don’t drink anymore, again. It’s a very good thing I wasn’t drinking Tuesday night, because there would have been some angry drunk texting. Some people would have woken up confused by the , “I’m giving […]

Resentments Part One

It occurred to me, in between shots, that maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on my parents anymore. I mean, we all make mistakes, right? My friends and I were bar hopping in West Hollywood celebrating my 27th birthday, fun was expected and excessive drinking required.  Ahhh, I still remember that old Irish Gaelic drinking song my friends sang […]