How Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Helps with Posttraumatic Stress June 22, 2017 . No Comments
“As courage imperils life, fear protects it.” —Leonardo da Vinci Da Vinci’s sentiment might not sound helpful to you. It doesn’t to me. In my view, courage expands life and fear ... Read More
Let’s Get Physical: Stressing Your Body to De-Stress Your Mind April 19, 2017 . 7 Comments
If there was an effective way to insulate yourself from the stressors of life, would you consider it? Activities such as meditation and yoga are oft-cited methods for achieving stress relief, ... Read More
Commit to Action: Values-Based Living with Chronic Illness November 28, 2016 . 9 Comments
What are your core values? Can you state them without thought? A better place to begin might be, What are core values? A core value can be considered a life direction, an internal compass ... Read More
Our Memories Are a Part of Us, but They Are Not Us January 6, 2015 . 7 Comments
Do you have automatic thoughts that are out of your control? Or maybe you wonder why so many of your problems seem like they’ve been with you forever? These can be the results of ... Read More
Food and Body-Image Issues: Doing What Works for You, Part I February 10, 2014 . 6 Comments
When it comes to solving problems with eating and body image, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Different things work for different people. While cognitive behavioral therapy ... Read More
Study Supports Personalized Approaches for Anxiety and Depression October 18, 2012 . 4 Comments
Personalized medicine has become a focus in physical and psychological health. No treatment works the same on every client. Therefore, it is necessary to understand what methods of treatment ... Read More
Study Examines Three Aspects of Emotional Functioning Among Depressed July 12, 2012 . 8 Comments
Emotional functioning contributes significantly to the severity and persistence of depressive symptoms. Individuals with major depression (MDD) have been shown to have impaired emotional ... Read More
New Study Compares Acceptance and Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety June 22, 2012 . 4 Comments
Anxiety conditions range from mild to severe. They include generalized anxiety (GAD), phobia, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive behavior (OCD), and posttraumatic stress (PTSD). One of ... Read More
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Decreases Symptoms of Depression March 16, 2012 . 8 Comments
People who exhibit mild depressive symptoms are at increased risk for clinical depression. Addressing these symptoms early is a key factor in preventing the onset of major depressive disorder. ... Read More
Using Self-Compassion to Defend Against Learned Helplessness January 27, 2012 . 11 Comments
After having worked in a residential treatment facility for abused and neglected girls for 8 years, I observed that the phenomenon of learned helplessness had become an all-to-common denominator ... Read More
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