How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Feelings

A negative thought refers to a thought that makes you upset. Thoughts can trigger feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration, guilt, embarrassment, irritation, jealousy, or fear. These feelings then may make you behave in unhelpful ways, such as avoidance, procrastination, or outbursts. This chain of thoughts triggering emotions triggering behaviors originates from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy…

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Why Self-Compassion is the Answer for Psychological Suffering

Self-compassion means being loving and accepting towards ourselves despite any perceived flaws or failures. This perspective extends to others as well. Self-compassion encompasses acceptance, self-love, mindfulness, and connections with others. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, addiction, or any other mental health disorder, using self-compassion can foster significant emotional healing. Certainly, other work will be…

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Online EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely used and well-researched therapy for trauma, anxiety disorders, and other mental health issues. The premise of EMDR is that traumatic memories can be stored in the memory networks in a dysfunctional manner, leading to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both psychological and physical impacts of…

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Health Psychology Interview

I had the privilege of speaking to Patricia Martin as we discussed practical steps to facilitate positive brain changes and improve your well-being using health psychology. We spoke about the following topics: Addressing the mental health stigma Teaching emotional intelligence in childhood How to manage anger using the STOP technique Focus on values to improve…

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Gambling Disorder Treatment

Are you concerned that you can’t control your gambling? Have you lost a significant amount of money from betting? Do you hide your activities? Do you neglect work and/or personal responsibilities? Gambling is a recreational activity that many people enjoy. Legalized gambling has significantly expanded how many people gamble. However, for some, gambling can cause…

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Driving Phobia Treatment

Do you fear driving on expressways? Do you avoid driving on certain roads? Do you constantly worry that you will have an accident when you’re in the car? Do you experience panic attacks when driving? Do you worry about large trucks, construction zones, or tunnels when you’re behind the wheel? A driving phobia is defined…

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