June 27, 2019 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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When We Hurt Others

Taking responsibility for harm we have caused others is essential to living an authentic life. We’ve all been there: a dispute between yourself and a grade school classmate. Next, the teacher intervenes, forces you both to “say you are sorry” and sometimes with the added “and say it like you mean

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December 06, 2018 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized

The Key to Student Success? Relationships

In November of 2018, a guest commentary I authored was published in the Philadelphia Citizen. We must leverage what we already know to be true about how humans bond and learn in order to see students thrive.      

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July 13, 2016 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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Curiosity: An Essential Part of Love

I first saw this YouTube Clip of the Still Face Experiment when I attended the Emotionally Focused Therapy Summit in NYC in 2013:   I couldn’t get it out of my mind.  I ended up watching it maybe 15 times and sharing it with friends and colleagues. In the clip

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May 20, 2016 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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Therapy as Slowing Down

Have you ever tried to slow down your activity level so much so that you became aware of every micro-movement you are making? This was a mindfulness exercise I participated in with a group. One group member commented that the experience was “destabilizing but informative.” That description stuck with me.

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April 20, 2016 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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Managing Anxiety When the Bear is Us (and our emotions)

I often tell individuals I am working with that if their goal is to completely obliterate any anxiety they are experiencing, they will fail. Of course, this is not meant to be discouraging or to deny their feelings or experience. I too know the discomfort and sometimes agony of anxiety,

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January 09, 2016 by Dr. Keren in Event
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Bereavement Group

The pain, confusion, sadness, anger, and loneliness that may accompany the death of a loved one can feel overwhelming and interminable at times. This group offers adults who have lost someone they love a safe space to connect with others, to get support in exploring the grief process and to

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August 03, 2015 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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Family Building

There is a lot of information out there about third-party reproduction and infertility, and it is not easy to sift through it all – all the while determining what is accurate or not. The resources below are vetted websites that provide accurate and up-to-date information. American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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August 03, 2015 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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Navigating Grief

Words cannot adequately capture the experience of the death of a loved one. This may be why so many experiencing grief have told me they long to connect with others who have also lost a loved one, with the hope that they can feel less alone and afraid. While of

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August 03, 2015 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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Parenting: Resources to Support You

It’s one of the hardest jobs in the world. Parenting trips up even the calmest and most self-assured among us. The good news is we don’t have to figure it out from scratch or alone. These resources illuminate a variety of approaches, ideas, and strategies to help you expand your

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August 03, 2015 by Dr. Keren in Uncategorized
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Mindfulness: What is it and how it can help you

Mindfulness is another complementary element that I have integrated into my approach.  By mindfulness, I am referring to the active process of noticing and attending to one’s experience, suspending critique and judgment, and learning to relax into the moment. I have completed the 8-week Penn Program for Mindfulness-Based Stress Management and

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