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Depression & Ruminative Thoughts

Often depressed teenagers and/or adults spend hours dwelling and ruminating on the negative and fearful thoughts. Instead, your focus and attention needs to be on the positive, the good, and on thoughts that will move you in the right direction. The reality is that you amplify what you focus on. You can choose to pay attention to the positive. If …

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TEENS & SUICIDE

ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — reported that Untreated depression is one of the leading causes of teen suicide, and signs of depression can also be a warning that a teen is contemplating suicide. In an article published this week in the quarterly journal The Prevention Researcher, University of Cincinnati researchers are describing how positive connections can help offset these tragedies. …

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Preventing harm in your relationship

One of the most concerning patterns that I have noticed in several of the struggling couples I have been working with lately is that they have an apathetic attitude toward their relationships. They feel that if they pretend that “we are doing fine”, they will not have to do the hard work to change the relationship. They are often not …

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Teach your child moral values!

Children spontaneously develop moral motives, an inclination to care about others and treat them kindly and fairly, at a very young age. But they also develop aggressive, greedy and selfish motives. Both kinds of motives are part of every child’s nature and will create tension throughout the child’s life. However, children’s moral motives are readily susceptible to moral instruction by …

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Is Your Child Angry?

Is your child angry? Is his behavior aggressive? Are you turned off by your child’s aggressive behavior? Does your child have challenging relationships with peers? Does your child have a poor self image? Clinical and field studies of aggressive boys in angry families show that a pattern of violence and disobedience is established early, and quickly get out of control …

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Harmful ways to deal with anger

Throughout the western world, the popular wisdom has for many years been that anger should be expressed. It was seen as healthy. Clients were often advised even by therapists, to release, even unleash, their anger without any regard to the consequences on relationships. Anger was described by many psychotherapists as a strong feeling that when unexpressed, could be internalized and …

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Successful Relationships: Myths & Reality

A successful marriage can only happen if first and foremost, the husband and wife are friends. Romance is great, but it fades in and out; so don’t depend on that to keep you together. This perspective contradicts the popular notion that says couples need to be “soul mates,” “in love,” or even “compatible” before marrying. Such sentimental talk ignores the …

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Preventing & Treating Depression

Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to adults and even to children to help them deal with depression. Research shows that when adults just take medications they have to deal with numerous side effects and have a high rate of recurrent depressions. However, there is little to no data regarding children and the potential long term effects of these medications on …

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Keys To Resolving Conflicts

Are you continually in conflict with your spouse, your children, your boss and/or your colleagues? Do you believe that there’s a problem but it always seems to be the other person’s fault? Do you have challenges seeing your part in the problem? Are you resisting the possibility that you might have or you are contributing to the problem? Resolving conflicts …

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Obssession With Body Weight

Do you often look in the mirror and think that you need to loose ten pounds to be happy? Do you take extreme measure to change your body weight? Unfortunately too many women and teenage girls assume that there is something wrong with their bodies of they do not fit into some “standard” size advertised everywhere in our medias. The …

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