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Addictive Internet Games
 

Addictive Internet Games

The Washington Post online had an interesting piece today about teens addicted to or obsessed with onliine games — and the havoc such an addiction or obsession can cause the teen and their families.  The story describes one particular teen boy and his rising addiction/obsession and falling grades and social...
Our Mission – Evolving
 

Our Mission – Evolving

Our current presidential election has been the catalyst for thought – and for clarification of the position I take as the founder of and impetus behind Illuminated Education.  One result of this thinking is an expanded mission statement which follows: Illuminated Education provides educational activities designed for people who are...
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Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy & Connection
 

Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy & Connection

This is a special workshop for couples who have previously participated in the Hold Me Tight® couples workshops or EFT therapy. Dates:  Feb 3-5, 2017 Location:  Pepper Tree Retreat, 1130 McAndrew Road, Ojai, CA. Join Dr. Blum and Dr. Irwin in an enriching weekend experience. In Hold Me Tight®/EFT Therapy...
Stand Up, Speak Out! (TM) – online
 

Stand Up, Speak Out! (TM) – online

EMPOWERING SKILLS FOR GIRLS’ FRIENDSHIPS! Author:  Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D. This is one of our newest online course offerings! This curriculum provides information and activities to help elementary-aged girls build skills to navigate the complexities of their social world.  When we talk to educators and program leaders, we hear about...
Regarding the Horrible Orlando Attack
 

Regarding the Horrible Orlando Attack

By Dr. Melissa Johnson — Can you name the feelings you experienced and continue to feel in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre? Shock, fear, anger, sadness, grief, confusion, disbelief, broken-heartedness, compassion are a short list of emotions that I’ve heard friends and colleagues describe over the past 2 days....
On Connection
 

On Connection

The following passage from the Dalai Lama is one that struck me as unusually beautiful.  (The book it is taken from is the basis for one of our online CE courses.) In this passage, the Dalai Lama is explaining some of the text of an ancient text named the Flower...
Hardiness Zones for Girls:  Best Practices for Helping Girls Thrive at School and After School
 

Hardiness Zones for Girls: Best Practices for Helping Girls Thrive at School and After School

Presenters:  Melissa J. Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD Date:  Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Professionals who work with teen girls in mental health, education and after-school programs often ask how they can help girls thrive in today’s complex world. This course is designed to provide attendees with current information on...
Hyperbolic Geometry, Politics and Therapy
 

Hyperbolic Geometry, Politics and Therapy

by Chris D. Cooper, PhD — This story begins with an almost unbearable 10th grade Geometry class— unbearable because of the attitude of the teacher.  He shall remain nameless, but if he reads this (unlikely to say the least) I’m hoping he will recognize his part.  It was 1963 and...
A Different Kind of Tale about Frogs and Hot Water
 

A Different Kind of Tale about Frogs and Hot Water

There is an old adage that if you put a live frog in a pot of water and heat it very gradually, that frog would just sit in the water and not jump away (even though it could) until the water boils and it is thoroughly cooked.  It may or...
On Playing Well with Others…
 

On Playing Well with Others…

Ask mathematicians about their experience of the craft, and most will talk about an intense feeling of intellectual camaraderie. “A very central part of any mathematician’s life is this sense of connection to other minds, alive today and going back to Pythagoras,” said Steven Strogatz, a professor of mathematics at...
Better Ways to Regulation:  Beyond the Marshmallow Test…
 

Better Ways to Regulation: Beyond the Marshmallow Test…

I was reminded recently of the “marshmallow test.”  You may remember that old (1960s and 1970s) experimental work done by Walter Mischel at Stanford University.  You sit a 4-year-old  down with a plate containing a marshmallow and tell him or her that if she/he waits and doesn’t eat it right...

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Illuminated Education provides educational activities designed for people who are interested in issues related to psychology, healing, and other aspects of human thought, feeling and behavior. The goal is to present up-to-date, thought provoking material integrating material from psychology and other fields including (but not limited to) mind-body medicine, mindfulness practice, and eastern approaches to health and healing