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Dr. Margie Gayle’s Blog

Welcome! I created this blog to be a positive place to share insight and helpful solutions for common issues. In some blogs, I create a fictional character to help humanize these experiences. These characters are drawn from a combination of the many different psychological dynamics I observe in my work. Any similarity to actual persons is purely coincidental.

 

Dan’s Search for Energetic Wholeness and Love

Dan’s Search for Energetic Wholeness and Love

Like all the characters I write about, Dan is fictional. I created him to illustrate a common dilemma many high functioning men and women I see in my private Integrative Body Psychotherapy practice have: finding energetic wholeness. Any similarities to a real person...

How to Set Boundaries: For Breathing Room and Space

How to Set Boundaries: For Breathing Room and Space

In my first Boundaries blog “How to Set Boundaries: Connect Inside First”, I ended with Lisa feeling an odd pressure inside to sometimes push her partner, Sean, away. These feelings came as a surprise. Lisa originally came in for therapy longing for more connection...

How to Set Boundaries: Connect Inside First

How to Set Boundaries: Connect Inside First

You have a boundary. We all do. Unlike a fence between neighbors that visually defines a boundary, your boundary is energetic. You feel it when someone stands too close to you and you feel a desire to step away. You can also feel it when someone is too far away and...

Finding Your Purpose: Why Are You Here?

Finding Your Purpose: Why Are You Here?

Finding your purpose may be the most meaningful endeavour you ever undertake in your life.  Simply asking the question "Why am I here?" is not a crisis, although it can feel like one.  It's a wake-up call to discover the essence of who you are.  Often,...

Symptoms of Depression in Women and A Way Out

Symptoms of Depression in Women and A Way Out

Corrine is depressed.  She is sitting across from me in tears.  Her feelings of constant overwhelm and stress have escalated to the point where she wishes she could be sick or hospitalized just so she has an excuse to rest.  When I ask her what her...

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP): What is IBP?

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP): What is IBP?

I want to tell you the story of how I found Integrative Body Psychotherapy. It was a time when my life was torn apart, and I was feeling anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. I needed someone to talk to and I found Vera - Dr. Vera Dunn in Los Angeles to be exact. ...

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