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Dr. Bob Evans
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Dr. Bob Evans

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Dr. Bob Evans was last seen:
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  • My Story

    I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Englewood, New Jersey. Having trained at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center with Dr. John Sarno, M.D., and Dr. Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D., in the mid 1980's, my main area of specialty remains in treating people with PPD/TMS. I continue to be closely associated with Dr. Sarno, contributing a portion in the 'Psychotherapy Chapter' of his latest book, "The Divided Mind" and working with many of his patients.

    I have many years of experience integrating Eastern approaches to Healing and living, such as Creative Visualization, Yoga, Mindfulness, Shamanism and Taoism with more traditional Western orientations including Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive- Behavioral, Gestalt, Trauma (Somatic Experiencing) and Energetic psychotherapies. As a function of my Clinical experience I have come to focus on and utilize multiple levels of experience (sensation, imagery, behavior, emotion, intuition and insight) in working with people suffering with PPD/TMS. For example, integrated into the traditional psycho-dynamic approach so important in this work, I weave in the use of 'Somatic Experiencing' (SE) and 'Mindfulness' practices. Learning how to 'quietly notice' and comfortably 'discharge' 'activation' (fear, pain, anxious worrisome future and past thoughts, etc.) from the Autonomic Nervous System, 'Mindbody', we become more serenely present in the here and now. We identify and resolve previously repressed emotions, painful PPD/TMS symptoms and bring our Nervous Systems back into healthy regulation.

    Different techniques and focal points may be therapeutic for different people and for the same individual at different times during their therapy treatment. For example, the practice of 'mindfulness' may be very useful at the beginning of treatment for one individual and focusing on 'journaling' may become more effective later on in the same process. Or even more finely tuned, one person may benefit from journaling about the issues leading up to their last PPD/TMS episode whereas another individual may benefit more from writing a 'letter' to their deceased Mother or Father whom they have unresolved and/or repressed emotions with. Often, the very 'Personality Types' (Perfectionist and Goodest) that fuel the PPD/TMS itself can also manifest and thus disrupt the treatment. For example, when an individual believes that he/she 'must' stick to 'journaling', and 'do it right', even when it has become counterproductive and frustrating. Therefore, I help each person create an individualized treatment plan to best suit that person over time while helping them relax into the idea that they can be flexible, and learn to sense and trust the healing wisdom within.

    One of my deep satisfactions in working with people lies in helping to create a safe and comfortable environment in which healing can occur.
    For many people, PPD/TMS paradoxically (or perhaps through synchronicity) puts them on a journey of self discovery. By traveling this path people can get past their PPD/TMS pain symptoms and reclaim the powerful, creative wisdom of the MindBodySpirit, which the stresses, traumas and hurts of life have impacted upon. Ultimately, recapturing that, "Radiance which was once so bright", with a greater sense of gratitude, humor, wonder and joy.


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    1. vanessa
      vanessa
      I lost my husband 10 years ago. I cried and cried, went to bereavement groups, read books on grief. I drank around the clock for a number of years and got sober. 6 months after he died, I had a pinched nerve, and now 10 years later, soboer for quite sometime, I had a hard time walking. I don't know where this grief is coming from, but i can't seem to stop crying. I am spiriling in and out of pain,
    2. Sanghagirl82
      Sanghagirl82
      Hi Dr. Evans. I practice many of the eastern practices. You sound knowledgable and kind
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Englewood, New Jersey
    Occupation:
    Clinical Psychologist
    I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Englewood, New Jersey. Having trained at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center with Dr. John Sarno, M.D., and Dr. Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D., in the mid 1980's, my main area of specialty remains in treating people with PPD/TMS. I continue to be closely associated with Dr. Sarno, contributing a portion in the 'Psychotherapy Chapter' of his latest book, "The Divided Mind" and working with many of his patients.

    I have many years of experience integrating Eastern approaches to Healing and living, such as Creative Visualization, Yoga, Mindfulness, Shamanism and Taoism with more traditional Western orientations including Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive- Behavioral, Gestalt, Trauma (Somatic Experiencing) and Energetic psychotherapies. As a function of my Clinical experience I have come to focus on and utilize multiple levels of experience (sensation, imagery, behavior, emotion, intuition and insight) in working with people suffering with PPD/TMS. For example, integrated into the traditional psycho-dynamic approach so important in this work, I weave in the use of 'Somatic Experiencing' (SE) and 'Mindfulness' practices. Learning how to 'quietly notice' and comfortably 'discharge' 'activation' (fear, pain, anxious worrisome future and past thoughts, etc.) from the Autonomic Nervous System, 'Mindbody', we become more serenely present in the here and now. We identify and resolve previously repressed emotions, painful PPD/TMS symptoms and bring our Nervous Systems back into healthy regulation.

    Different techniques and focal points may be therapeutic for different people and for the same individual at different times during their therapy treatment. For example, the practice of 'mindfulness' may be very useful at the beginning of treatment for one individual and focusing on 'journaling' may become more effective later on in the same process. Or even more finely tuned, one person may benefit from journaling about the issues leading up to their last PPD/TMS episode whereas another individual may benefit more from writing a 'letter' to their deceased Mother or Father whom they have unresolved and/or repressed emotions with. Often, the very 'Personality Types' (Perfectionist and Goodest) that fuel the PPD/TMS itself can also manifest and thus disrupt the treatment. For example, when an individual believes that he/she 'must' stick to 'journaling', and 'do it right', even when it has become counterproductive and frustrating. Therefore, I help each person create an individualized treatment plan to best suit that person over time while helping them relax into the idea that they can be flexible, and learn to sense and trust the healing wisdom within.

    One of my deep satisfactions in working with people lies in helping to create a safe and comfortable environment in which healing can occur.
    For many people, PPD/TMS paradoxically (or perhaps through synchronicity) puts them on a journey of self discovery. By traveling this path people can get past their PPD/TMS pain symptoms and reclaim the powerful, creative wisdom of the MindBodySpirit, which the stresses, traumas and hurts of life have impacted upon. Ultimately, recapturing that, "Radiance which was once so bright", with a greater sense of gratitude, humor, wonder and joy.


    ~ Namaste

    SAY HELLO!
    Leave me a comment where it says "Start a New Thread,"
    below, or send me a private message or compliment!