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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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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 6, 2007
Viral Fear: The Disease of the American Soul What is the price we pay for being fearful -- mentally, emotionally, and physically? What has it done to the American spirit?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 6, 2007
It Could Happen Tomorrow: Fear-Based Resolutions for a Happy New Year What's the point in making resolutions? What's the motivation? Are you better off with them or without them?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2006
And What Exactly Is An Enlightened Panic? Can faith and fear exist in the same space? Can we be paralyzed by viral fear and still act to protect ourselves?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 16, 2006
What Exactly Is An Enlightened Panic? And who are the people who justify viral fear by calling it an "enlightened panic?"
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 15, 2006
Dancing with Dogs: The Necessary Art of Leading What working with dogs has taught me about working with just about everything else.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 14, 2006
The New Language of Medicine The principles of Verbal First Aid can help heal and save lives. Learn what to say when you need words the most.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 14, 2006
How To Know What You Know Do you listen to that small inner voice that tells you to turn right or turn left or stop and wait? Do you even hear it? This article teaches you how to be your own best mentor.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 10, 2006
Viral Fear and The State of National Insecurity What makes media-induced fear so destructive? What makes us so susceptible?
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 7, 2006
A Manner of Speaking: Words That Heal, Words That Harm Sticks and stones CAN break your bones and so can WORDS. See how.

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