Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Fun! Scream on the Green

Friday, October 30 from 6 - 10 pm @ Discovery Green
Admission is FREE.
Have a spooky good time at Houston’s annual citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family! Prizes, music and more!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

When Children Act Up.

We all know that there are varying degrees of bad behavior from our children.  Sometimes parents and teachers will encounter a “difficult kid” and worry about whether or not their behavior is normal.  Usually the worrisome activity is a passing problem, but sometimes the trouble continues to persist long after it should have passed.  As parents we are frustrated and confused…should we take action or just wait it out hoping it will blow over?  Children do not outgrow emotional problems that have come to the attention of others, particularly when an experienced teacher has noticed.

Psychoanalysts are highly trained mental health professionals.  They can suggest a variety of techniques to help parents understand their child’s world.  A good doctor will consider each individual as a unique person.  While there is no blanket answer for aberrant behavior, a new understanding of what is driving the behavior can often lead to handling the situation differently, and thus lead to changes.  

At this critical time in your child’s life it is important to seek the council of a professional.  The child psychoanalyst that you seek in the Houston area is Dr. Penelope Hooks.  She will help parents and children understand how the past shapes the present and how it can influence the future.  Call Dr. Hooks today to discuss your particular situation at (713) 521-9087.  Or visit her website at www.pjhooksmd.com.

Is Psychoanalysis Right for Me?

Psychoalnalysis is helpful for people who are unhappy, but who function outwardly pretty well.

Psychoanalysis is a term that may sound heavy at first.  It is sort of like hearing the word “diet”.  We know that it treats a problem, but is it something to which we want to subject ourselves?  Like any other treatment of the human condition psychoanalysis has been revised and developed in different directions over the decades since Sigmund Freud coined the term.

There are several basic principles of psychoanalysis.  Among them are:

1.  A person’s traits stem from forgotten incidents from early childhood.
2.  Human attitude is largely ingrained by irrational thoughts rooted in their Unconscious.
3.  It is necessary to bypass psychological resistance to bring the patient to the point of awareness.
4.  The conflict between conscious and unconscious can materialize in the form of emotional disturbances.
5.  It requires skilled guidance to bring these disturbances from the unconscious to the conscious.
6.  Once these unconscious links are made, the disturbance may disappear, and a new sense of well-being takes its place.
Houston area psychiatrist Dr. Penelope J. Hooks specializes in psychiatry, psychoanalysis for both adults and children, as well as relationship issues.  It is important to come to terms with mental health issues just as we would if we had a persistent physical condition that required a specialist.  Please do not hesitate call Dr. Hooks today to make an appointment at her office at (713) 521-9087.