Michael DeSanctis, PhD, LP, “Embracing Sleep: Giving Nature a Chance”

Michael DeSanctis, PhD, LP, “Embracing Sleep: Giving Nature a Chance”

My prior blog discussed the insidious but solvable problem of chronic sleep loss. Now we look at how to establish a rapport with our sleep nature. First, we need to examine our attitude about sleep. Are we guided by prevailing Western cultural signals that sleep is down, unproductive time? Do we fret over losing our advantage or position? Our material, consumptive society bombards us with messages to excel in school, establish a profession, find that perfect employment, toil longer hours, or seek new horizons or challenges. Constant performance pressure and dodging threats activate the fight, flight or freeze responses and

“Patient” or “Client”? – the American Psychological Association takes a stand, passes a resolution.

Do psychologists (and other behavioral professionals) have “patients” or “clients”? The American Psychological Association passed a resolution recommending that the answer depend upon the type of services provided.  If a psychologist is providing health services, such as psychotherapy, it’s best to use “patients,” according to a resolution passed by APA. However, if a psychologist works in an industrial/organizational, human resources, or other applied role, it makes more sense to say “clients.”