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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Is someone you care about depressed?

October 18, 2014

Have you ever felt that those closest to you don’t always understand you, or see what you are really feeling inside? Chances are they could be feeling the same. Familiarity can sometimes breed complacency and a lack of recognition when a loved one is suffering emotionally. While a close bond can create synchronicity and a symbiotic understanding of another person, it can also narrow the window of perspective, making it difficult to see beyond what you think…

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Men in therapy: A practical approach

October 7, 2014

Can you imagine your grandfather sitting down for some cathartic counseling? What about your dad talking about what’s troubling him? We are living in a world where men have been conditioned over generations to believe that a real man copes with his problems alone in a practical way; either that or he buries them deep within. In any case, he doesn’t talk about what’s troubling him or open up emotionally to himself, let alone a counselor. However,…

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Give You Relationship a Refresher

September 30, 2014

As the new school year begins, students prepare themselves for the work and learning ahead of them. The start of the academic year holds the promise of making new friends, delving deeper into a variety of concepts, and applying what they already know to new material. Oftentimes, before the new learning can begin, students need a refresher of what they have already learned. These quick reminders serve to not only trigger memories, but they also give us…

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7 telltale signs you are not coping

September 22, 2014

What do you do when you cut your finger? You instinctively reach for the first aid box and apply a little antiseptic cream to stop the injury from getting infected and perhaps stick on a band aid to offer protection until you heal. But what happens when you are in pain on an emotional level? Does your mind react in a similarly defensive way to help you cope? After all, if the body is so amazing at…

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4 tips for dealing with perpetual problems

September 8, 2014

Do you ever feel like you and your partner have the same argument over and over again? You have maybe even said something like, “I’m so sick of arguing about this!” during one of these conflicts. Of course, you are not alone. All relationships have their problems, and some are more difficult to resolve than others. At times, it’s a matter of finding a suitable compromise to solve the problem, and with a little time and patience,…

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Feeling anxious? You are not alone

August 20, 2014

While there is still some stigma about struggling with mental health issues, the statistics speak for themselves and the resounding reality is that when it comes to anxiety disorders, you are not alone. Around 40 million adults across the US are affected, which is about 18% of the population – nearly one in five of us. Don’t suffer in silence Whatever the overarching cause, be it a genetic propensity or life events, and possibly both, the fact…

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How to be happy

July 14, 2014

Ask most people what they want in life, and they will probably tell you they just want to be happy. Happiness tends to be something we all seek. But what exactly is it? Of course, like many things in life, happiness will always mean different things to different people. It could depend on their culture, upbringing, or emotional background. Because of this, it can be hard to pin down a definition of happiness. That being said, we…

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Embracing yourself as "good enough"

July 2, 2014

How often do you wonder if you are good enough? Good enough as an employee, parent, child, friend, or spouse? When you look around, perhaps you evaluate yourself against those around you and simply wonder if you are falling short somewhere. Are your kids as happy as the neighbor’s children? Do you spend enough time with your aging parents? Are you satisfying your partner enough? Sometimes these are thoughts that plague us all day, chipping away at…

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Forgiveness – is it really worth it?

May 28, 2014

Most everyone has been hurt by others at some point in their lives; hurt or abuse can be physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual. Very few, if any of us, are exempt from a variety of situations that cause us pain. Some people have managed to move on from these situations; even major transgressions like physical or sexual abuse have been forgiven, but there are others who nurture the pain, who can’t forgive despite knowing that it might…

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Before forgiving – the effect of anger and resentment on the body

May 13, 2014

We’ve all heard how beneficial it is to forgive those who have done us wrong, and we have been told time and again that we can’t really move on unless we have forgiven them. However, we all know that forgiving someone is easier said than done. Resentment is something that we find easy to hold on to; no matter how long ago it had happened, it would always remain fresh in our mind. Definition: Resentment Resentment is…

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