The Latest Writings from Eva Malia

Developing Interpersonal Clarity: A Relationship Group

I am happy to announce a new therapy group that my colleague Claude Verdier and I will begin next month. Space is limited and these groups tend to fill up quickly! Here is the information:

Developing Interpersonal Clarity: A relationship Group.

Help For Social Anxiety

If you have an exceptionally painful time meeting new people, attending parties, talking in a big group, or going on a date with someone you like, you are not alone. Social fears are one of the three most common mental health difficulties in the United States.

Fall Rituals: The Art Of Letting Go

Fall is here, and the early low temperatures seem to augur an early winter. Fall invites us to go foliage watching, eat a warm slice of apple pie, and buy pumpkins and cider at the country farm. It evokes abundance when we think of the harvest season: homemade bread and jams and the warm meals anticipating the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast.


Using Meditation to Relieve Stress and Help with Anxiety (Part 2 of 2)

When we sit in meditation, we begin to observe the patterns of thought and motifs which run in our minds automatically, and which account for much of the way we feel and react. As we breathe in and out during meditation, we attempt to observe thoughts entering our mind, and leaving our mind, letting go of them gently.


Using Meditation to Relieve Stress and Help with Anxiety (Part 1 of 2)

More and more of us are turning to meditation to relieve stress caused by our high-paced tech-enabled lifestyles. It is becoming a common practice to use meditation to deal with fears of the unknown, the uncontrollable and the uncertain.

Getting Through Painful Times

Are pain and suffering detrimental to us? Should we strive to avoid it or escape it every time?

Finding a positive response to negative feelings may not be an easy task, specially when the default reaction to pain is one of rejection and resistance. As someone said once to me, “I can only sit with my pain at a bar, drinking bourbon.”.

Simplify Your Worries

We tend to suffer about our past or future more than we do about the present. Regrets and guilt about our past accumulate, become overwhelming, and depression follows. And when worries and fear about the future take over, anxiety sets in.

Feeling Guilty for Needing Help?


It’s not easy to say you need something, even when that something has to do with your own happiness and well-being. And it’s also a sign of strength and courage to want to go beyond your own personal limitations through reaching out for support and growth.


Big Mind and Psychotherapy

The Big Mind process was developed by American Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi. Genpo Roshi taught traditional zen for 30 years and studied Gestalt and Jungian psychology before he found a way, in the late nineties, to bring realization and awakening beyond the zen community.

Stop And Smell The Roses - The Gift of Gratitude

Gratitude for our abilities, privileges, good gestures by others, or just for everyday's little moments of joy can be a quick and effective way to lift our mood. Furthermore, if practiced regularly, gratitude may also impact our long-term perception of our own happiness.