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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2015’

Dealing with Controlling People

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Relationships & Controlling People

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Relationships & Controlling People “If I Win, You Lose” is Not the Only Option Open to Us Control, like most facets of human behavior, is probably best experienced in moderation. At one end of the spectrum, control is a positive, adaptive tool. For example, control over prolonged and constant chaos …

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Panic Attacks

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety One of the most debilitating manifestations of anxiety is the panic attack. These dramatic episodes of anxiety seem to come out of the blue and happen even when there is no real danger. They are usually intense for a few minutes and then subside. The sufferer may experience …

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Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety, Anxiety Therapy
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety Those who deal with anxiety in a positive way usually have: – a sense of self-determination – a feeling of involvement in life’s experiences, and – an ability to change negative into positive thinking. Self-determination refers to a personal ability to control or adapt to the events of …

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Anxiety Disorders

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety An anxiety disorder lasts longer than normal anxiety, is more intense, and can lead to fears that interfere with the ability to function in daily life. Here are some of the more common types of anxiety disorders : – Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs when a person has endured, …

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Dealing With Anxiety

Depression Therapy & Anxiety Therapy
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Overcoming Anxiety Stress happens when we perceive an event as disturbing or threatening. Our primitive ancestors experienced stress when they had to fight off wild animals, invaders, adverse natural events, and other threats to their survival. These days we are more likely to feel the anxiety that emerges from stress …

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Dealing With Depression

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Depression is spreading exceptionally fast worldwide. The World Health Organization predicts it will become the second greatest cause of human disability in the world by the year 2020. Recent research shows that depression is far more of a social problem than a biological condition. The rapid rise of depression sufferers can be explained by the family and the social environment. …

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Couples & Conflict Resolution

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Conflicts and disagreements are unavoidable. As long as relationships exist, conflicts and disagreements will always be part of them. As soon as you put two human beings together, you have two cultures, two backgrounds, two frame of reference, two mindset, two families of origin, two ways of doing things etc Depending of the family of origin and even the culture …

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Does Your Marriage Need Help?

Signs that your marriage/relationship needs a change: Do you notice that you and your partner can spend a day communicating just about the business aspect of life and/or the housekeeping issues? Do you stay longer hours at work to avoid coming home and dealing with relationship problems? Do you find yourself focusing most your time and energy on your kids …

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How Do You React to a Crisis?

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Life Crisis & Change

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Life Crisis & Change People have different ways of responding to sudden life changes. It is important to know which response style you typically use when you find yourself in crisis. A therapist can help you use your response style to your advantage and work on finding alternate ways of …

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What To Avoid When In Crisis

Anxiety, Anxiety Therapy
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Life Crisis & Change

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Life Crisis & Change There are a few things that you should avoid doing during a crisis because they are counterproductive and interfere with your ultimate goal, which is to build a new life that’s true to who you really are. For example, during a crisis: – Avoid substance abuse …

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