Dr. Thomas Maples

Dr. Thomas Maples, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and the founder of The Stockton Therapy Network. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he has helped many people resolve interpersonal conflict, heal from the emotional distress, and overcome mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and issues that result from personality disorders. He also specializes in helping couples resolve interpersonal conflicts, marital discord, and parent / child relationship conflicts by helping his clients identify the sources of relationship conflict, find areas of growth they can agree to engage, and setting a plan to enact those changes to assure relational growth. As a researcher and writer, Dr. Maples focuses on developmental, analytical, and psychoanalytic methods of psychology. Through his writings, Dr. Tom has helped countless people understand, plan, and implement effective paths to reach optimal psychological, spiritual, and physiological development. "Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams."

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The Fear of Failure: Breaking Down Barriers to Inner Dreams

The fear of failure is ever-present in our lives. While fear is an emotion that can be used to our advantage, it also has a way of standing in the way of us following our dreams. This blog post discusses how we can use this foundational fear to create movement towards the realization our dreams. …

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The Art of Being Present

It can be challenging to find the present moment. Our minds are often racing, our bodies restless. It seems that, at times, we are constantly thinking about what we need to do next. Or our mind drifts to what has happened in the past that has led us here. The art of mindfulness is one …

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Siddhartha… Leaving the Shadow of the Family Home

There comes a time in any journey where the newness of life that was brought forth must enter the forest to navigate his or her own path. Shadows are present, which create perilous fears from within. However, as with any emotion, these fears weave a complex web of information created to promote the life journey …

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Tending the Inner Garden: How to Let Go and Let God

What if you could let go of the past and create a new future? What if you could find peace within the pain so that it does not hold you back or hinder the progress of your life? What does it mean to tend your inner garden? It can be challenging to let go of …

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Siddhartha… Journeys Towards a Realized State of Being.

We all have an internal compass that drives our individuated development towards a Self-realized state of being. Follow along as we explore the archetypal themes that drive this process from the eyes of a young Brahmanic Prince, who, by happenstance, may just find the true nature of his optimal Self. In this segment, we will …

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Guided Meditations… Mindfulness Breathing for Deep Relaxation

Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. Amit Ray In today’s mindfulness meditation, we explore how to use circular breathing to reach states of deep relaxation and discover the benefits it can have on your body, mind, and spiritual health.

Three Ways to Nurture Emotional Intelligence: A Means for Greater Wellness

Inspirational Quote We are the sum of our experiences. Therefore, as we learn to navigate life, we run into various emotions and reactions to people and events. The goal for emotional intelligence is to learn how to identify, understand, manage, and express your feelings in a way that leads to greater clarity; this nurtures more …

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High on Life… Healthy Living for Body, Mind, and Spiritual Balance

Are you tired of living in pain or feeling depressed? Do you want to start living a better life? If so, this blog post is for you. This article will discuss how to take care of your body and mind by leading a healthier lifestyle. We’ll talk about the importance of exercise, healthy dieting, managing …

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Emotional Wellbeing: Stress Management Techniques to Create Optimal Emotional Health

Most of us feel stressed or overwhelmed at some point in our lives. Stress may come from work, family obligations, or even something as simple as a traffic jam.  Stress can make it difficult to sleep well and have the energy we need for daily life. Many people try to handle stress by drinking alcohol, …

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7 Ways to Encourage Emotional Wellness

Sometimes, it feels like we are the only person in the world who is struggling with our emotions. But, how should you engage your emotions in a way that will prompt less stress while actively engaging your future? In this article, I explore 7 areas to help make your life a little less stressful. I …

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Face Your Fears: Living a Purpose Driven Life

Ever wonder about your life’s purpose? Have you ever felt as if your fears got in the way of pursuing your aspirations, dreams, or goals? One of the most common excuses people give for not following their purpose is that they lack courage. Fear simply holds them back. The irony is, courage can’t exist without …

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Ten Ways to Conquer Your Fears and Succeed in Life

Inspirational Quote Are you a dreamer? Do you dream of a better life for yourself or your family? If so, then this blog post is right up your alley. Take a look at these ten ways that will help conquer your fears and succeed in anything! It will give you the tools to take back …

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