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About reginasewell

I am a counselor, psychodramatist, writer, healing practitioner and college professor. I have a monthly column, "InsightOut" in Outlook (, an essay, "Sliding Away" in "Knowing Pains" and a book out "We're Here! We're Here! We're Queer! Get Used to Us!" My goal, through my writing, counseling and teaching is to help people heal from the emotional wounds and limiting beliefs that keep them from living engaging and meaningful lives.

Motivational Interviewing 101*

“Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence**.”   Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller Motivational Interviewing is more about mindset than techniques. The traditional mindset has been to … Continue reading

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Positive Psychology and Psychodrama: The Virtual Gratitude Visit

An Evening of Psychodrama Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama Friday, March 18, 2016 7:30 PM Boughton Place  150 Kisor Road Highland, NY Presenter: Dan Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP   Positive Psychology is informed … Continue reading

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Why I Became a Psychodramatist

True confession:  When I started out, I didn’t want to be a therapist.  I was an activist and I wanted to save the world.  I wanted to be an academic because I believed that if I could gather the right … Continue reading

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How Psychodrama Can Help You Live a Juicy Life

Living Juicy is:  Jumping for joy on the inside. Sark To live a juicy life is to live in the aliveness — your own aliveness — of the present moment, aware of the miracles and wonders that are all around … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Explosions: Understanding Your Emotional Responses

Boston Marathon.  Explosion.  Wounded.  Amputations.  Bomb.  Dead.  Chaos. This is pretty much how my brain took in the information about the recent bombing of the Boston Marathon.  The gaps are places where my brain was fighting over whether to take … Continue reading

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Group Dynamics

Most of our lives happen in groups.  We are born into a group (aka our family).  We work in groups.  We spend our leisure time in groups.  We practice our spiritual beliefs in groups.  We play sports in groups.  And … Continue reading

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What Dogs Can Tell Us About Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Hallmark and other gift card companies have convinced us that cards, flowers and gifts are required for those of us in relationships and have the potential of landing a mate for those of … Continue reading

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Add a Cup of Kindness

It’s easy to forget about the power of a smile or the warmth of a heart-felt hello.  As we go about our daily lives, wrapped up in the next task on the to-do list, it’s hard to remember to take … Continue reading

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Wanderlust Summer is almost here and with it, many of us feel a longing to travel, a desire to get away, or an ache for distant places.   We long to escape the frenetic energy or wearing monotony of ever day … Continue reading

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Healing Modalities: Psychodrama –

This blog was originally written by Debra Stang and posted on the Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors website: . Healing Modalities: Psychodrama By Debra Stang / Interview with Regina Sewell Regina’s eyes light up as she talks about … Continue reading

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