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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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Resolve Conflicts Fairly

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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Lovely new year’s message

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Screen Time & Adolescent Depression

In a recent study reported in Medscape from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of previous studies regarding screen time and depression. Results indicated that when adolescents and preadolescents were exposed to more than 2 hours per day of screen time, their depression rates increased. Longer screen time per day was associated with an increased risk …

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Antidepressants, Children & Adolescents

The use of antidepressants with children and adolescents is not well supported in the literature Studies continue to be done trying to figure out whether to use antidepressants with children and adolescents and, if so, which specific antidepressant to use. That was the main question in the recent network meta-analysis conducted by lead researchers, Andrea Cipriani, PhD, associate professor, Department …

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