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In addition to facilitating more that 60,000 hours of psychotherapy, Dr. Cortman is very active writing books and articles, appearing on television and radio shows, and speaking live for groups and organizations. Here are some examples of his writing:

Your Mind:
An Owner's Manual for a Better Life

Buy Now @ Amazon   During their more than 80,000 hours facilitating psychotherapy, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky realized that most people are unaware of 10 crucial psychological truths--truths imperative to maintaining mental health and well-being. "Dr. Harold Shinitzky, whom I like to call 'Doc,' has kept me from making irrational decisions at some really hard times. He has a way with positive words and wisdom like no other. Although he cannot solve them all, he has helped me have a better handle on thinking out the situation before I react. Your Mind is a definite read and has help me tremendously! Grip It & Read It!" --John Daly, PGA Golfer "Individuals suffering from drug and alcohol or other addictions, anxiety, depression, resentment, and compulsive behavior, as well as those having difficulty moving on from bad relationships and other bad experiences can greatly benefit from the knowledge and…

Take Control of Your Anxiety

Buy Now @ Amazon   Do you know what really triggers panic attacks? Are you aware of what thinking patterns create anxiety? Are you a chronic worrier? Have you ever self-medicated with alcohol or tranquilizers? According to mental health professionals, anxiety disorders have emerged as the common cold of mental illness. Every family is touched in some way or another by anxiety issues and, with ever-increasing frequency, diagnosable anxiety disorders. In Take Control of Your Anxiety--an easy-to-read, self-help book for the layperson--Drs. Cortman, Shinitzky, and O'Connor present the current understanding of anxiety: its genesis in the brain, its functions and contributions to human survival and growth, and its progression to pathology. Each of the five major anxiety disorders is featured in a chapter that explores its etiology, practical steps and exercises for successful resolution, and real-life case studies of patients who have overcome the disorder. The authors…

Keep Pain in the Past:
Getting Over Trauma, Grief and the Worst That’s Ever Happened to You

Buy Now @ Amazon   Heal psychological wounds on your own Move on from the emotional trauma of your past: Contrary to what many people believe, we can recover from emotional trauma relatively quickly and completely on our own, without thousands of dollars spent on therapists. Whether it’s extreme trauma such as sexual abuse or the horrors of war or less dramatic, but psychologically speaking just as serious wounds involving shame and guilt, we don’t need to spend years in intensive therapy to recover. Keep Pain in the Past explains a process that allows you to do most, if not all, of the recovery on your own. Train yourself in psychological self-healing: While most people know what they can do on their own to treat physical ills—like using ice on a muscle sprain—they don’t realize that they can apply certain psychological principles to treat anxiety, depression and…


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