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HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND DEAL WITH VERBAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE Are You In An Abusive Relationship? “I feel depressed, but my boyfriend/husband doesn’t seem to care, and won’t help me with it. Is it possible that my depression is being caused by my relationship?” Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional …

There’s a famous quote about Ginger Rogers that says, “She did everything that Fred Astaire did, only backwards.” In some ways, being a single parent is similar, except you’re doing everything other parents do, only solo. I was talking with a single mom recently who described her day like this, but …

We therapists live for moments when everything “clicks” and our clients arrive at an understanding that had eluded them until that moment. There is nothing more rewarding than when a well-placed analogy or metaphor creates the breakthrough moment. When spot-on, the resulting “lightbulb” reaction or …

The most potent of love potions, “romantic chemistry,” draws lovers into a trancelike experience that results in a steamy dance of infatuation, intrigue and sexual desire. Romantic chemistry, or the “urge to merge,” typically controls our rational mind, so much so that lessons learned and pledges ma …

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to psychotherapy and organizational change based on “a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them” an …

In This Article: Anxiety Disorders Types Signs and Symptoms Treatment Medication Therapy Self-Help Stop Panic Attacks Spark Notes from Harvard University … READ THESE TIPS! What is Anxiety? What is anxiety? Fritz Perls, developer of Gestalt Therapy, used to tell his clients that: “Anxiety is excit …

INTRODUCTION Good Psychology needs to be grounded in good Biology. Shallow chest breathing is the body’s response to stress, and in turn, chest breathing keeps the body stuck in a kind of panic, which manifests as chronic anger, anxiety and/or depression. This vicious cycle needs to be broken. Resto …

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems – problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpre …

DO YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE, HAVE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER? Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder Trying to determine if you or someone in your life may suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder? You will soon find out, however, that this is a complex question. There are no simple beh …

The grieving process – Life can be measured only by the experiences we accumulate on this earth.  By its very nature, life is a potpourri of events that are filtered through our emotional, physical, mental and spiritual selves.  The purpose of life is to learn to appreciate these various aspects of …

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes throu …

The Terrible Twos and Threes And The Freaken Fours and Fives DR SUSAN KRIEGLER Is Your Toddler Driving You Crazy? If you answered, “Yes!”, then congratulations, you’re a normal parent. The fact is that most toddler’s are difficult because they are entering a time in their life when they are trying t …

Asperger syndrome or Asperger’s (AS) – A Pervasive Developmental Disorder Asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. People with Asperger’s have difficulty communicating and interacting socially, repeat behaviors and are often clumsy. Motor milestones may be delayed. Ca …

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after someone experiences a distressing/traumatic event that caused extreme fear, defenselessness or shock. POSSIBLE CAUSES of TRAUMA: PTSD can result from any experienced traumas such as: Rape Natural Disasters Domestic Vio …

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