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Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray,Love, shared in a speech that no matter how charmed her life looks, every day she falls short of what she had hoped to accomplish. Then she has to consciously stop her brain from beating herself up for her shortcomings. She ended by telling us to “Let go of the …

The Father-Daughter Bond: A Dress Rehearsal for Life. Many women underestimate the importance their father has in their lives. For the most part, a good relationship with an intimate partner is strongly tied to a woman’s relationship with her dad. A father’s presence (or lack of presence) in his dau …

Simply praising your child can actually do more harm than good. Here’s a comprehensive guide to building self-esteem in children. Last week, my son Aaron made the school soccer team. Boy, was I proud. And I couldn’t stop saying so. “Good job, buddy! You’re the best!” I beamed, he beamed, and all see …

“We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene Sometimes I am really terrible to myself and relentlessly compare myself to other people, no matter how many times I read or hear about how good enough or lovable I am. On an almost daily basis, I meticulously look for …

Consider your child’s interests and strengths for employment opportunities. It is important to consider what your child or student likes or is passionate (ie obsessed) about and figure out how that can help him earn money. In most cases, people on the spectrum can be difficult to motivate – unless i …

The Law of Attraction What you focus on will increase This means you should focus on what you love, And want more of that in your life. So practice the attitude of gratitude. Hardware / The Body SLEEP: Sufficient, uninterrupted, deep 7-8 hours. DIET: Regular, healthy, low GI, keep blood sugar steady …

Imago Relationship Therapy is a form of marriage therapy founded by Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting The Love You Want: A Guide For Couples, Keeping The Love You Find: A Personal Guide, and Giving The Love That Heals: A Guide For Parents. Premise IRT integrates and extends western psychologi …

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 …

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