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Judith Acosta is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and speaker. She is also a classical homeopath based in New Mexico.

She is the author of The Next Osama (2010), co-author of The Worst is Over (2002), the newly released Verbal First Aid (Penguin, 2010) and the author of numerous articles on mental health and cultural issues. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and grief, working with people all over the country.

She has her practice in New Mexico with her canine therapeutic assistants. She has worked with trauma, anxiety and fear in patients for twenty five years. She has watched it, felt it, wrote about it, and helped heal people from it. As a result, she has learned a few things about fear, particularly that growing epidemic she calls VIRAL FEAR.

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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 8, 2009
WHO's Not So Serious About Swine, So Why Are We? Despite statements by WHO that the epidemic is not as serious as they feared, Viral Fear is still spreading. Why?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2009
The New Cold War: America v. America Hysteria and internments have a long history in America. But this time is the first time the enemy is us. Or rather, it's the germs that may be IN us. This is Viral Fear in its truest form.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The Insane Pursuit of Happiness Since Newton, we've come to believe that life--and happiness--follow an orderly and predictable path. It doesn't. Nor can we reasonably pursue it. What are we to do?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Redeemed Kennedy? With the scandals, the expulsions and the media circuses behind him, Teddy seemed to have remade himself as an idealistic, serious, passionate campaigner for the downtrodden. And he did his homework. He fought tirelessly for civil rights, for the disabled, for health care, and voting reform. His legislative history and his constancy to the cause truly speak for themselves. My question, however: Is that Rede
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 25, 2009
PRIMUN NON NOCERE: First Do No Harm Primun non nocere is still the sacred promise of every medical school graduate as he or she accepts the diploma, the title and the rank of healer in our culture. However, in a world of unreasonable speed, in which new discoveries and new pharmaceuticals are measured in seconds, not years, it may be more than doctors can promise us. This article looks at the imminent risks in vaccination and failure of the AMA to do no harm.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 24, 2009
Letters on Forgiveness Can we forgive someone who doesn't deserve or even ask for it? Why should we? Perhaps to save ourselves... A very brief article based on the debate of two friends who have agreed to disagree.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2009
There is No Help. Why, in a country surrounded by helpers, do we feel so helpless and hopeless?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2009
ANGIE: A Teacher in Life and Death In this piece, the author shares her thoughts on the death of her dog and the platitudes that provide little comfort in the face of absolute Mystery.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Danger Inside: Denial Security has become America's largest and fastest growing new industry. But staying safe is more than a matter of locks, keys and surveillance systems. It's a matter of trust in our good judgment, our instincts, and our powers of observation, which for many is a poorly developed resource.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2009
I Fear, Therefore I Buy: A New American Economy What we buy may reflect what we fear as much as, if not more than what we think we want. This article describes how marketers seize the day by seizing consumers in the limbic system.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2009
Shall We Trance? The common--though incorrect--perception is that hypnotherapists only put people INTO trance. But a vastly significant percentage of the work a good hypnotherapist does is help people OUT of the unhealthy trances they're in. Including the cultural delusions that plague Americans.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 7, 2009
Words Are Medicine: The Legacy of A True Physician and A Healing Between Father and Daughter Despite 40 years of debate and disagreement, a physician and his homeopath daughter have more in common than they thought as they rally around a dying pet.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Making the Case for a Real Cure: The Power of Homeopathy We are a culture of consumption and compression. We want more, we move fast and we’ll push things out of our way to get it. In this social and emotional environment, acute disease is damned inconvenient. Classical Homeopathy not only deals with disease differently, it offers us an approach that is counter-cultural, truly healing when conducted by a skilled practitioner, and inexpensive.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 3, 2009
How Much Information Do Kids Really Need? A commentary on the disordered state of the American Family and a couple of simple suggestions for getting it back on track.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 3, 2009
Did Democracy Kill the Sabbath? Why do Americans work the way we do? What does that do to us? And how can we change it?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Crumbling of theFourth Estate A Commentary on the Sad State of the News Media Commentary on the media
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2007
The Right To Expect? The Demands & Disappointments of Infertility Do we have any "rights" when it comes to fertility? Have our expectations and ambitions gotten in the way?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Viral Fear: The Disease of the American Soul There is a wonderful interpretation of mankind's fall from Eden by Scott Hahn. He asks the question so many of us forget to ask: While Eve was trying to fend off the serpent's temptations, where was Adam?

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