The (Positive) Power of Shadow

Dr. Keith WittPsychotherapy

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” – Carl Jung   In a U.N. study, people rated happiness as more important … Read More

Natural and Unnatural Selection

Dr. Keith WittNeurobiology

For three and a half billion years on earth, the development of all living creatures, plant or animal, happened more or less randomly in response to environmental changes and mutation … Read More

The Neurobiology of Willpower

Dr. Keith WittNeurobiology

There’s been a lot of research done in the past fifty years on willpower. Willpower is our ability to decide on a course of action and stick to it, and it’s associated with lots of positives like success, self-esteem, and high SAT scores.

But how does willpower play out in the brain? As it turns out, willpower involves a complicated arrangement between our left and right frontal lobes.

Intimacy and Evolution Are Relational

Dr. Keith WittPsychotherapy

I believe that humans—using conscious focus and intent—extend energetically even farther into direct communion with fields of subtle energies that comprise all knowledge and form in multiple dimensions. It’s all relational, it’s all evolution constantly progressing, and it all leads to human self-aware consciousness joyfully expanding.

The Physics of Mood

Dr. Keith WittPsychotherapy

We all want to feel better. Sometimes, this can happen instantly with insight, attention, loving acceptance, or shared understanding. But more often than not, feeling better takes time.

I call this the “physics of mood,” because our feeling states are based, to a significant degree, on our hormonal systems. Rage, shame, terror, and high anxiety create endocrine baths in our bloodstreams that often don’t instantly disappear when we address them.

Dealing With Panic Attacks

Dr. Keith WittPsychotherapy

Panic attacks are not much fun. Hearts race, hands sweat, you feel like everything is going to hell, and you believe you are powerless, worthless and alone. Many people mistake … Read More