Sadly Dr. Cherkas has since passed away.

Sadly Dr. Cherkas has since passed away. He will be remembered fondly by all of his friends !! and Family.

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Love

As noted previously, it is possible to be highly successful in terms of effort and performance (work).  Yet life may be very unfulfilled because truly it is difficult to feel “full” without joining with others since we share this world with others.  That sense of connectedness is critical to happiness.  We also deserve everything we […]

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Structure of the Self

Without being too technical, I would like to spell out a brief summary of the organization of the Self since this organization will, in fact, relate to the defects that we will examine later as well as to the approaches to healing and restoration. Sigmund Freud was a genius who first became attuned to one […]

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Work

As noted previously, work (in simple terms “effort”) is one of the three crucial factors towards emotional stability.  Work simply means the use of force through time, in other words, it is effort.  Sometimes we are paid for this effort, and this is all the better, but that is not the true meaning of work.  Work is […]

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Definition of the Self

The “self “is obviously both physical and mental.  It is the one you sleep and arise with – hopefully, an integrated, cohesive self that guides your life.   As you are aware, that self is usually together but sometimes fragmented.  It is that fragmentation that we call DISEASE.    Sometimes we all experience that fragmentaion (in dreams, […]

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Path to Success

Although we define success as simply the achievement of a goal, in this presentation, I am attempting to define goals in which success is achieved.  In an overview, we are both body and mind.  Thus, a full success consists of fulfillment of the needs of both the body and mind.  Again in a simplistic sense, taking care of […]

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Play

Freud spoke often about the importance of work and love, but I feel understated the importance of play, although he did definitely talk about it.  Play is simply the capacity to expend energy towards something that is not serious, that is experimental and used for diversion, joy and creativity.   The book of life is often […]

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