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Personal Growth
From 1992 to 2008, I travelled around the world consistently, looking for natural healing. I wanted to know: What really brings health, healing and happiness? Where does the joy of life come from? Well that quest took me around the world – from China, to Thailand, to Malaysia, Singapore, Siberia, Brazil, Peru, Israel, Portugal, across...
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Paris Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson, has openly shared that she has struggled with mental health issues, namely depression. (See the original Rolling Stone article referenced here.) How is it that someone who appears to have it all – wealth, beauty, fame – seems to struggle so much in finding happiness? This leaves the...
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Most of the time, we move through life guided by emotional and mental reactions to input. Anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, and other reactions can start to rule our lives and create stress. MindAlign’s techniques help us get back in control of ourselves by teaching us mindfulness based self-regulation techniques to get out of reactivity and...
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The public has lost faith in the mental health system. People have come to fear psychiatry and medications as oppressors of society. Mental disorders are viewed as incurable diseases. The statistics surrounding the field are anything but reassuring. 8.3 million Americans are living with mental health issues (1), and an estimated 3.5 million of them...
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When you are in a state of self-alignment, you can live in the present moment of your life. What is the Present Moment? The presence moment is the sphere of experience that exists outside of our physical, emotional, and mental reactivity. It exists outside of our minds and outside of reactive doing. The only thing that separates us from Presence...
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I dedicated myself completely to a spiritual journey that took me all over the world. Over a 20-year period, I followed a myriad of teachers and plowed through dozens of books. Yet nothing clicked because no matter how many miles I logged, I had yet to take that first step: Connecting with myself. Everything changed...
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“Dr. Sagan, lately I’ve been feeling so disconnected from the core of who I am. I feel like I’m losing my life’s direction. What can I do?” I’ve heard this from clients many times during our sessions. This sense of feeling lost often happens because the fast pace of life has disconnected us from our...
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As a holistic psychiatrist, I fully believe that every individual has the capacity, given the proper tools and support, to heal themselves. However, this path is different for every individual. Depending on the etiology of their condition and their commitment levels to self-healing, some people will need to stay on psychotropic medication for years to...
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I find that when I believe in my patients, and they find belief in themselves, they can change. As a holistic psychiatrist, I have built a personal philosophy based on these core principles to help others embark on their journey and grow. My Personal Philosophy Every individual needs to be seen as a WHOLE. You...
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Turn your attention inside. Feel into the space inside of you. Feel into the space around you. Notice where you are connected. Notice where you are disconnected. Feel your whole body.   Breathe.   Relax your body with your exhale.   Let yourself be guided by your whole system of intelligence that is here to...
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