dr patricia o'gorman, ph.dHi! I’m Dr. Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D, a Wellness Expert, Speaker, Author, & Clinical Psychologist.

Order my new book, Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | HCI Books

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Interested in learning more about girly thoughts?  Attend my FREE Webinar on 3/11/15, 10:00AM – 11:00AM sponsored by HRgirlfriends.

8th National Counseling Advances Conference – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Are Your Client’s Girly Thoughts™ Driving Them to Drink?—How to Put Women Back in Women’s Treatment

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

Many women struggle with girly thoughts, the name Dr. O’Gorman has given to the toxic self-talk that hammers women making them feel depressed, angry, ugly, worthless. How do they handle this? They escape, at least momentarily, through the use of alcohol or another substance, proving disastrous for many not just in setting the groundwork for the development of addiction, but also as a trigger once they are in recovery. Learn how having women begin a girly thoughts detox can enhance treatment.

4:00–5:30 pm 

How Trauma Numbs Sexuality—Girly Thoughts™ Running Rampant

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

A woman’s normal response to trauma, to become hyperaware, is intensified by the demands of society that she be perfect, a process Dr. O’Gorman has named girly thoughts. A byproduct of this double whammy of trauma and girly thoughts is that a woman’s sexuality is diminished as her energy shifts from understanding how she feels to an emphasis on how she looks and acts. We will explore helping traumatized women begin a girly thought detox to re-ignite their sensuality by changing their thinking.


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The Girly Thoughts Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman's Guide to Saying No to negative self-talk ad yes to personal power

Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power

Order Now at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | HCI Books

Press Pack: Girly Thoughts Detox Plan – Press Pack

Every woman alive struggles with self-doubt, which is often brought on as she strives for the impossible—society’s version of “perfection”—and the harder she tries to meet those expectations, the harder her girly thoughts work to convince her she is a lost cause.

Psychologist and resiliency coach Patricia O’Gorman, PhD, has created the definitive detox program that will change everything for women—the feminist in her 70s, the corporate executive in her 60s, the small-business owner in her 50s, the divorcée in her 40s, the young mother in her 30s, and the newly minted college graduate in her 20s. This companion workbook to The Resilient Woman: 7 Steps to Personal Power is a guide for every woman who has ever let that negative inner voice—girly thoughts—rob her of her personal power and tell her counter-productive things.

This practical and essential guide is the perfect format for helping women to:

  • Identify girly thoughts, such as ‘I’m fat’
  • Understand the source of their negative self-talk– important so women can stop feeling crazy, thinking it is just them
  • Change their thinking by taking the steps needed to disengage from their toxic behaviors, and develop skills to create a more resilient spirit.

Using the key concepts from O’Gorman’s well-regarded book The Resilient Woman, this workbook is also an effective, independent resource for women who want to face their biggest roadblock—their inner critic—as a way to live life to the fullest while embracing their unique, creative selves.

dr patricia o'gorman, ph.dPatricia O’Gorman, PhD, is a psychologist, resiliency coach, and speaker known for her warm and funny presentations. She has worked extensively with women and children of alcoholics in private practice with an emphasis on trauma. She also serves on the Board of the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault, previously directed a rape crises center as well as the Division of Prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She founded the Department of Prevention and Education for the National Office of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), national office, worked extensively in senior management in child welfare, and is a cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. The Girly Thought 10 Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power is her ninth book; others include The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal PowerHealing Trauma Through Self-Parenting, and Dancing Backwards in High Heels.  Visit her blog at: thepowerfulwoman.net.