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Conflict Resolution Skills

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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A Relationship Killer

One of the patterns I have noticed in the couples I have been working with lately is that they engage in judgment and condemnation instead of expressing their feelings. The scenario typically goes like this: One partner does or says something hurtful to the other but the hurt one does not own his/her feelings neither communicates sensibly about them but …

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Depression & Rumination

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Depression & Rumination

Emerge from Rumination over the Long Run Although the techniques we have reviewed work in the short run, rumination may return during times of stress or when a crisis comes into your life. Let’s look at some ways to replace the old ruminative pattern with more positive approaches. Adopting these strategies, which will take time and can be learned with …

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Depression & Ruminative Thoughts

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Depression & Rumination

I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer But my breath fogged up the glass And so I drew a new face and I laughed. – Jason Mraz, Overcoming Rumination Rumination is an elusive experience. People who tend to dwell on negative thoughts get caught …

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Depression & Ruminative thoughts

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Depression & Rumination

The content of ruminations falls into three broad categories: • Victimization – When someone feels that he has been treated badly by another, he ruminate about the injustice he has experienced. He reviews the situation again and again and thinks of ways he can find retribution. He doesn’t look at the whole situation or try to understand his part in …

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Ruminative Thinking

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Depression & Rumination

Rumination – Getting Lost in Thoughts Thinking about our problems is, without doubt, part of an effective way of solving them. If we need to deal with one of our life issues, we think it through, review our various options, and then choose a course of action to handle the problem. We can then take action to resolve the issue …

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A Depression Checklist

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

If you check at least half of the following items, you may benefit from a consultation with a trained professional who can help you in working through a depression. – It is hard for me to concentrate on reading or watching TV. – My future seems hopeless. – I do things slowly. – Pleasure and joy have gone out of …

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Depression Treatments

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Depression is the most common mood disorder in the United States- and the world. Currently the fourth most debilitating human condition (behind heart disease, cancer and traffic accidents) according to the World Health Organization; WHO predicts that by the year 2020 depression will have risen to be the second most debilitating condition. Depression is a serious condition which affects virtually …

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Types of Depressive Disorder

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Not all depressions are alike. The nature of one’s depression depends on the cause and on each person’s individual adaptation to this disorder. Here are several generally recognized forms of depression. Major Depression A major depression is different from a state of normal sadness. People who experience depression describe it as agonizing pain that cannot be shaken and seems to …

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What About Depression?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Everyone feels sad from time to time. It’s only natural. Most people go through blue days or just periods of feeling down, especially after they experience a loss. But what experts call clinical depression is different from just being “down in the dumps.” The main difference is that the sad or empty mood does not go away after a couple …

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