All posts by Rev. Daniel Gowan

Do you find yourself stuck in cycles of anxiety, shame, and guilt?

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) categorizes emotions into two groups: core emotions and inhibitory emotions. According to this approach, humans are hard-wired to experience core emotions, such as fear, anger, sadness, disgust, joy, and excitement, which are triggered in the middle part of the brain and are not subject to our conscious control. Core emotions […]

Read More

There Is A Solution

Mental health and addiction treatment options are often difficult to find and are within a system that is difficult to navigate. The pendulum of excess for treatment options peaked in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. The swing cannot rebound much more to the other extreme. As a society we desperately need to move back towards a […]

Read More

The Price Parents Pay

With two kids that graduated Plano West, I was not surprised at the stories of excess that were constantly paraded in front of us as parents (often by my kids who wanted us to keep up!). As a parent, I too readily recognize the pressures that my kids faced to “keep up” as well as […]

Read More