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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

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 coping. Here are the responses that most people have, and some people use more …

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What To Avoid When In Crisis

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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 You need to stay oriented in the present and use all of your faculties …

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Getting Through a Life Crisis

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Life Crisis & Change

Some Practical Steps for Getting Through a Life Crisis 1- Live in the moment A life crisis might feel like a permanent condition – a painful and lost existence. Take one step at a time as you go through each day. Try not to focus on the past, which can’t be changed, and let the future unfold as it will. …

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Surviving the Life Crisis

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Life Crisis & Change

The Bleakest Times of Our Lives Can Give Rise to Remarkably Positive Life Transformations A life crisis is one of the inevitable features of our lives. Learning how to survive a crisis is a crucial skill, and one that we will probably need more than once throughout our lives. A crisis can occur when things begin to fall apart around …

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Dealing With Anxiety

Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge? Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities? Are you overwhelmed by fears that you know are irrational, but can’t shake? Do you avoid situations or activities because they cause you anxiety? Do you experience unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic? If you identify with several of the following signs …

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Relationships & Boundaries

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series successful Relationships

Here are some ways in which unhealthy boundaries may show themselves in our relationships, along with some remedies: – Lack of a Sense of Identity When someone lacks a sense of his own identity and the boundaries that protect him/her, that person tends to draw their identity from their partner. He/She becomes willing to do anything it takes to make …

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Successful Relationships

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series successful Relationships

Without our own understanding of self, of who we are, and what makes us unique, it is difficult to engage in the process of an ongoing relationship in a way that functions smoothly and enhances each of the partners. We need a sense of self in order to clearly communicate our needs and desires to our partner. When we have …

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Overcome Stress, Pace Yourself

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Pace, Prioroties & Purpose

Some Steps to Taking Ownership of Your Time – Take a periodic review of what is important in your life. Reflect on how you have spent the past month or year, what you have accomplished, and how it fits into what you want in your life. What is really important in your life? What do you value most? You may …

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Rhythms, Stability and Health

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Pace, Prioroties & Purpose

An Awareness of Time: A New Relationship With Time Like all things natural, our bodies have internal rhythms. There are times during the day, or even the month, or the year, when we do things well, quickly, and easily. We have spurts of energy when we are at our best. And there are other times when our bodies cry out …

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Pace, Priorities & Purpose

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Pace, Prioroties & Purpose

An Awareness of Time and Purpose When we get right down to it, we have to draw one inescapable conclusion: time is our most important asset. And like most assets, there never seems to be enough of it. There are always so many things to do, so many pressures, so many things to keep track of. Our lives seem to …

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