Art therapy, positive thinking, and abuse recovery.
I have been an expert at AllExperts.com since 2000. Before that, during college and graduate school, I put in approximately three hundred volunteer hours working at juvenile halls. I also worked in drug and alcohol counseling agencies. In addition, I have done art and writing therapy with young people who grew up in abusive religious groups.
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA), helps families, people who grew up in cults, and people leaving cults.
Books by Nori:
Dreaming Peace: Your Thoughts Can Change the World, a history of positive thinking and how to practice it in the post-9/11 world.
Child of the Cult, a collection of stories about children who grew up in restrictive religious groups.
Cult Survivor's Handbook: Seven Paths to an Authentic Life, a recovery handbook for people who had a bad experience in a group.
For a summary of all writing, see http://norimuster.com/books
Masters of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (psychology, counseling, and criminal justice), Western Oregon University, 1991.
Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement won an award from Amazon.com for best selling book in its category.
Changing people's fears into love and positive thoughts will make the world a better place.
If I were to decide to go back into in-person counseling, I would first want a doctorate in Gestalt art therapy. In the meantime, I continue as a writer-researcher, and am currently writing a book about my own mind-body-spirit healing.
Positive thinking cannot be forced or phony. The subconscious mind knows a person's inner motivation and will respond accordingly.
Many people equate positive thinking with denial. In other words, it means to stamp a happy face on a situation that remains unresolved and stressful. If you write to me, I will show you how to see through that and write an affirmation that will change your mind.
Dear Melanie, Thank you for your letter and for explaining your situation to me. You could look at it two ways: 1. You have trust issues. 2. He has trustworthiness issues. He sounds a little psycho
Dear Apsara, Thank you for your question. I went to India three times in the 1980s, including Delhi and Karnataka. I was a woman in the Hare Krishna organization when I was younger, but have gotten away
Dear Apsara, Thank you for your letter. The world is quite depressing lately, and as it always is to some extent. A certain level of depression may be considered normal, but if your depression is so
Dear Kirsten, Your problems are complex, and dealing at a distance by computer, and not being a licensed counselor, there's not much I can do to be of help. You might find a good resource in Debtors
Dear Kirsten, Thank you for your letter and for sharing your story with me. Getting caught stealing the money is not why you are screwed. Stealing the money you put yourself in this situation. Also
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