All posts in the month of August 2015.


The Opposite of Navel Gazing

August 27, 2015 | Written by:

As in looking up and really seeing for the first time

Dr. Brown’s step method could be mistaken for the kind of “navel gazing” that people like to accuse traditional talk therapy of, fairly or not. But it couldn’t be farther from that—and not only because there’s relatively little talk involved. It’s because, in the end, it’s about embracing all of humanity. Really. Continue


Great Thinkers: J. Krishnamurti on Freedom

August 18, 2015 | Written by:

When Dr. Brown says “freedom,” this is the freedom she means

The Brown Method is about freedom. From addiction, of course, but think bigger. The foundation for that freedom is emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual freedom: full personal sovereignty. In this, Dr. Brown was deeply influenced by Indian-born writer-thinker J. Krishnamurti. Continue

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Is The Brown Method Step Therapy for You? Very Likely

August 15, 2015 | Written by:

Some revealing questions to ask yourself

So many of the things that that compromise our lives and relationships are symptoms of emotional dependency and the resulting control issues. These issues run so deep, they are often unrecognized and unquestioned. So how does this stuff show up? Can the Brown Method make a difference in your life? Continue

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Love, with Strings

August 11, 2015 | Written by:

Have you ever had love any other way? Maybe not

“Unconditional love.” The phrase implies that there’s some other kind, a form of love that can be conditional. But there isn’t. Love is love. It’s a gift, no strings attached. Most of us haven’t learned how to give such a gift. Most of us have never received it. This has everything to do with addiction. Continue