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Couples & Commitment- Part 2

Positive interaction & Couples What are positive interactions? They are found in – Showing interest in what your partner is saying, – Expressing affection to your partner both verbally (“I love you”) and nonverbally (holding hands, doing kind little things), – Showing you care – perhaps by making a phone call during the day or bringing home flowers, – Showing …

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Anxiety & Children/Teenagers

Approximately 5% to 10% of children in the general population struggle with anxiety disorders. Among children with ADHD, the rate appears to be even greater. A first step in helping a child manage and overcome anxiety is recognizing it, and sometimes this can be difficult. Anxious kids can also be quiet, shy, cautious and withdrawn. They may also be very …

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Overcoming Depression

Depression is the world’s most common mood disorder. When depression affects an individual it affects every one he/she interacts with. It affects destructively marriages, families, work environments, and communities. Firm recovery is built through a healthy social life based on understanding what to expect from our relationships, what we should give, and how to relate to and accept others. – …

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ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents & Young Adults & Digital Media

A recent Study Published in JAMA of digital media use and ADHD symptoms is yet another example of how our increased screen time and use of social media is not necessarily doing our young adults and adolescents any favors. This study conducted over two years in Los Angeles county followed 10th graders (15 & 16 year olds) to see what, …

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Couples & Communication- Part 3

Obstacles to Good Listening Real listening is a skill that takes practice and an honest look into how you deal with the world. If you tend to take a distrustful or combative stance toward other people most of the time, it may be hard to engage in healthy and open listening. The same holds true if you need to please …

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Forgiveness & Relationships- Part 2

THE WAY WE ARE HURT The hurt can be enormous. Humiliation. When you are ridiculed by others – especially during childhood, as often happens when children are called derisive names – or when your pride is wounded, as might happen when a supervisor at work berates you in front of others, the assault on your dignity may impel you to …

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Strong Family & Positive Communication

One research study has shown that the average couple spends seventeen minutes per week in conversation. In contrast, strong families spend a great deal of time talking with one another – ranging from trivial matters to important issues. Communication helps us to feel connected, and because members of strong families feel free to exchange information and ideas, they become good …

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Anxiety or Worry – Part 5

Depression Therapy & Anxiety Therapy

TIPS FOR MANAGING WORRY • Find Connectedness. When we feel connected to something larger than ourselves (a group of friends, our families, work, a sense of the past, ideas, and religious or transcendent faith), we are less likely to worry. • Seek Advice and Reassurance. We all need supportive feedback from others from time to time. Other people may have …

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Stress & Anxiety – Part 2

ANXIETY DISORDERS 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, for at least six months, a state of excessive worry, …

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Stress & Anxiety – Part 1

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 when we face overwhelming responsibilities at work or home, experience loneliness, rejection, …

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