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EMDR: A Way to Heal the Past and Enjoy the Present


By Christina Johnson Eye Movement Desensitization R eprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that is effective for trauma, addiction, mood disorders, pain, and phobias. Positive results occur relatively quickly so a patient may expect to find satisfactory completion of therapy within seven to ten sessions. Training in EMDR is only possible for those who are licensed [...]

Lecture Illuminates the Playful World of Artist Raoul Dufy

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By Béa Aaronson, PhD I chose to share with you the art of Raoul Dufy (1877–1953) because of my sadness facing today’s frighteningly chaotic world and its lack of harmony. Dufy will cheer you with a poetical, lyrical, happy perception of life. He will warm you up with his contagious enthusiasm, unfolding a floating dreamlike [...]

Lecture Explains México’s Love Affair with the Virgen de Guadalupe

Lecture Virgin of Guadalupe

By Emma Salazar Considered the Empress of America and Mother of Mexicans, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most venerated sacred figure in México, and every year by December 12, alboradas, fireworks, music, dancers, processions, children in native customs, are seen all around the town. Virgen de Guadalupe is totally immersed in the life of Mexicans. [...]

Lecture Explains Multifaceted Meanings Behind Posada Celebrations

By Aldo Ibarra Avilés Some people say México has a peculiar way to celebrate any festivity, from birthdays to quinceañeras to funerals to Christmas. Christmas in México—and in many other places around the world—is celebrated on December 24. In México, December 25—Christmas Day in the US—is the day for recalentados (reheated leftovers). For yet others [...]

Guadalupe, the Mother of México? Lecture at Biblioteca Reveals All

Guadalupe, the Mother of Mexico

By Aldo Ibarra Avilés México is considered one of the most Catholic countries in the world. Since the Spanish Conquest, there has been a conflict over the origins of the deeply ingrained Catholicism in México. For many years, historians and religion specialists have been studying the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Is she a [...]

Spectrum of Stroke Care: From Acute Care to Rehab and Recovery


By Stacy Holberg Brett C. Meyer, MD, University of California San Diego, will give an informative presentation on stroke care, “Spectrum of Stroke Care: From Acute Care to Rehab and Recovery,” on Friday, December 7, at La Casona Convention Center. The lecture is cosponsored by UC San Diego Health and UNIMED clinic in San Miguel. [...]

Lecture Will Teach How To Transform Personal Grief at the Holidays

Transforming Personal Grief at the Holidays

Psychologist Dr Lyn Prashant FT. IGT. CMTI, Somatic Thanatologist. (a death, dying and bereavement specialist) will present at the Biblioteca a lecture on grief and dying. Prashant (the founder of Degriefing: Integrative Grief Therapy) lives in San Miguel de Allende, counseling bereaved individuals and their families. She trains healthcare professionals, hospice workers, and mental health [...]

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The following is a letter that I wrote to Leticia Fernandez, President of Red Cross, SMA, MX after the October 9, 2018, charity gala at the Rosewood. Leticia has asked me to share this letter in Atención, which my husband and I are happy to do in support of this truly wonderful and much-needed organization. [...]

Dear Editor

Dear Editor:   Caminamos Juntos and allied organizations prepare for Honduran refugee caravan The estimated 7,000 Honduran refugees walking north through México are expected in early November to reach the city of Celaya, some 49 kilometers south of San Miguel de Allende. Ignacio Martinez Ramirez, founder of ABBA House, the well-known migrant refuge in Celaya, [...]

Querido Editor

Querido Editor: El lunes por la noche, 16 de octubre, una mujer residente permanente de San Miguel fue agredida y herida durante un intento de robo y secuestro de automóvil en el estacionamiento de la Mega Comercial. Luego, menos de 36 horas después del incidente y luego de una extensa cobertura por parte de los [...]

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