Anxiety

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Happiness: How to Cut Out the Middleman

February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most of the time when people set goals, its because they expect that if they achieve that goal it will make them happier. For example, you have a goal of earning more money > because...

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More Easy DIY CBT

January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our brains tend to use our current emotions and thoughts to predict our future emotions and thoughts. Example “I feel overwhelmed and unable to cope now” Your brain’s prediction – I will continue to feel...

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“Worst, Best, Most Realistic” is one of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques I often practice with clients. This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy technique is very versatile and simple. It can be used for a huge variety...

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I wanted to make it as easy as possible for anyone who wants to try mindfulness meditation. So, I made a free downloadable mp3 that people can use to do an introductory meditation. File is...

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Smart phones are making it easier and more fun to do things that are likely to benefit your happiness and psychological wellbeing. Here’s an example. For the past few days I’ve been trying out a...

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Overgeneralization Psychology

January 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A common problem is that thoughts that have some validity in some contexts become overgeneralized and cause problems in other contexts. Huh? Examples coming up… You can help yourself a lot if you can learn...

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Example Ari is 22. Sometime in his growing up, he developed the idea that he is “unlikeable”. Here are 3 coping strategies Ari might use for coping with this painful thought 1. Avoiding getting into...

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Procrastination and Depression

December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ever hear the joke about how students’ rooms are cleanest when they’re supposed to be studying for exams?(because all of a sudden cleaning becomes appealing when compared to exam study) How does procrastination relate to...

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Example: I’m going to give a relatively specific example and then explain a much broader general principle. Someone asks you to do something that you think is a thoughtless request. You feel uncomfortable and anxious....

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Sharing Some Personal Tips: The Two Minute Rule

November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

I love hearing about the time management tips that other people ACTUALLY use. I thought I’d share some of the tips that I use. The first one is “the two minute rule” and comes from...

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