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This profile was last updated on 2/10/08  and contains information from public web pages.
 
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Then Sanchez started talking with ...
www.sunjournal.com, 10 Feb 2008 [cached]
Then Sanchez started talking with Dr. Thomas Zinkle, a Kaiser psychologist and friend who is an avid ultramarathoner and booster of the sport.
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So, Sanchez figured, "Hey, if Zinkle is 63 and can run 100 miles, why not me?"
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What amazes Zinkle, the Kaiser doctor who first piqued Sanchez's interest, is his friend's doggedness.
"The general wisdom is that everybody expected he'd have lots of disasters, or crash and burn, because of lack of experience," Zinkle says.
Health: When Too Much Is Not Enough - Sacramento, California
www.norcalgolfguide.com [cached]
Tom Zinkle, Ph.D., a psychologist with Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, has seen hoarders for 30 years.He says some hoard for sentimental reasons, while others do it out of a kind of greed.Still others, experts say, see utility in everything and want to avoid any kind of waste.
"It's amazing how often there is a battle inside them," he says."They want to get rid of something, [but] they will leave and come back and they haven't done it.
"The neurotic thinking is that if they just hold on to things, life is somehow going to be safe," he says."But we never have everything we need.We can never be prepared for everything.And the healthy person trusts the fact that they'll find some way to cope or get by."
In his experience, Zinkle says, therapy helps only about 10 to 20 percent of hoarders improve. "This is a difficult population to work with.They are very often frustrated with themselves, they frustrate their families and they frustrate their therapists," he says.
Health: When Too Much Is Not Enough
www.sacmag.com, 22 Sept 2006 [cached]
Tom Zinkle, Ph.D., a psychologist with Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, has seen hoarders for 30 years.He says some hoard for sentimental reasons, while others do it out of a kind of greed.Still others, experts say, see utility in everything and want to avoid any kind of waste.
,It,s amazing how often there is a battle inside them,, he says. ,They want to get rid of something, [but] they will leave and come back and they haven,t done it.
,The neurotic thinking is that if they just hold on to things, life is somehow going to be safe,, he says. ,But we never have everything we need.We can never be prepared for everything.And the healthy person trusts the fact that they,ll find some way to cope or get by.,
In his experience, Zinkle says, therapy helps only about 10 to 20 percent of hoarders improve. ,This is a difficult population to work with.They are very often frustrated with themselves, they frustrate their families and they frustrate their therapists,, he says.
Making Life Work By:Tom Zinkle
www.drzinkle.com, 18 Sept 2006 [cached]
Tom has spent most of his professional career as a psychologist with Kaiser Permanente.He currently works with Kaiser in South Sacramento.Previously he worked for 16 years with Kaiser in Fontana, California; and for 8 years with Kaiser in Willoughby, Ohio.
In 30 years as a therapist, Tom has worked with approximately 8,000 clients.He has supervised mental health professionals, been head of psychological programs, presented educational workshops, and taught college psychology courses.He is a long time enthusiast of Eastern thought and any and all sources of wisdom.He has completed over 20 marathons, 20 fifty-mile runs, and 1 one-hundred-mile run.He takes great delight in playing golf either right- or left-handed and stubbornly refuses to own a cell phone.He lives with his wife Norma in Folsom, California.
WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK
The long-distance calling -- Outdoors -- The Sacramento Bee
www.sacbee.com, 22 June 2006 [cached]
"The mountains here are just unbelievable," said Folsom's Tom Zinkle, a 62-year-old psychologist and ultra runner who plans to pace a runner for the final 38 miles in the Western States race.
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Said Zinkle: "It's hard to think of any other group of people you're exposed to who are as inspirational and everything as you do with ultra running."
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