Over the past few years I’ve become accustomed to utilizing and recommending applications to help clients get through tough times. While applications are not a replacement for my services, they can help when clients need some "on the spot" aid or reinforcement. ... Views: 13
At the end of one of the interviews in the E-Course, when I asked the interviewee what she would like to say to those who are still in the trenches of relationship anxiety, she responded quite simply with, "Hang on. Hang on. Hang on." Those words have offered a lifeline to countless people who ... Views: 69
This year marks my 30th year working with clients, (and I still love it) and I'm in a place of reflection. I'm also getting active with my writing again, after taking some time off to devote to other projects.
I have witnessed a variety of trends throughout my career, based on numerous ... Views: 84
I have always suffered from anxiety and a hint of depression, the type of mental cocktail that no one wants but many get. I started looking for professional help around the age of 22 and continued to do so, unsuccessfully, until recent years. This is the story about how I managed to, not only ... Views: 83
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
May 02, 2016
Learn to manage the shattering heartbreak of when someone doesn't grok you – doesn't see you, hear you or understand you. ... Views: 61
Despite being Canadian, I still have a great deal of concern about my birth nation, Egypt. It will always have a place in my heart due to the fact that the rest of my family live there.
To put my mind at ease, I usually, scan the venues of the media looking for news about Egypt.
During ... Views: 78
What's possible with neurofeedback for anxiety?
Imagine you're driving through the countryside on a beautiful day, but your car isn't working. The gears keep getting stuck, and the gas pedal is jammed down.
It's pretty scary. When you can't shift gears, you can't respond well to the bumps ... Views: 189
There are so many periods of anxiety and stress in life. Whether its financial problems, you’re trying to get a new business off the ground, or someone you love is struggling with health issues, the depression and anxiety can take their toll. You understand that it’s important to stay positive ... Views: 176
No, of course you haven’t heard any good negative predictions lately. That’s because there aren’t any good negative predictions. There are only negative negative predictions. That’s because there’s nothing good about a negative prediction! Negative predictions can only be ... Views: 208
Feeling anxious is a part of being human. We can’t run away from anxiety if we are fully participating in life. If one of my adult children were to be diagnosed with a life altering illness, I would become an anxious mother. Going through two divorces, I felt anxious about how I would move ... Views: 174
Summary: Pastor Jack Darnall dreamed of a tall black man with short cropped hair and large ears who was well-liked initially, but became a “terrible dictator” as president when Christ came. (Google Jack Darnall's dream) It seemed so unlikely that he told only a few people of his dream in the ... Views: 166
It seems that the Mindfulness conversation is everywhere.
Why now, I wonder? After all, Jon Kabat Zinn PhD., a microbiologist, started his research in 1979. He initiated a weekly practice with patients from the Massachusetts Medical Center, which he called Stress Reduction. He quickly ... Views: 192
So, here I am, feeling harried, feeling stressed, and rushing from one task to another.
Ever feel that way?
You know, the tyranny of our tasks. Gotta get 'em done so I can relax. Gotta get 'em done so I can get onto "the good stuff" in life.
There's so much to be done. There are ... Views: 209
It has become essential in this fast paced world to discover ways to create a calm,centered place within. As a psychotherapist specializing in hypnotherapy, the most powerful technique I know to relieve stress is to spend 20-30 minutes daily in hypnosis. Which leads into a brief description ... Views: 302
Life can be very frustrating and hectic, and developing a new lifestyle that will be much more calm and serene is something everyone strives for in this day and age. You may not quite know where to begin, but some suggestions on exactly how to start on this desired path of growth and renewal can ... Views: 193
College students are one of the demographic groups that are most at risk for emotional and mental health issues. Not only is this a very common time for serious mental illnesses such as clinical depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia to be diagnosed, the college years are also a time when ... Views: 280
Just like physical illness, mental illness has many different symptoms. Proper diagnosis requires a qualified professional who will analyze all aspects of the symptoms to determine the most suitable course of treatment.
Mental illness requires a thorough investigative process for proper ... Views: 284
As we progress through life, the following question comes up for each of us: ""Who am I really ?" Sometimes this question arises spontaneously, other times it may come about after a traumatic or significant life event. We then begin to wonder who are we really beneath the pain, resentments, ... Views: 302
Living with anxiety can be difficult as you never really know when the symptoms will occur. Some people have minor bouts with anxiety and can easily calm the body and mind before the symptoms become unbearable. However, there are some sources that seem to trigger reactions when they are least ... Views: 221
Here are some strategies that I employ to help make public speaking a more joyful and less nerve-wracking experience:
Prepare: The more prepared you are, the less nervous you will be. Do your homework on whatever the topic is that you’re speaking about.
Practice: Before you go into a ... Views: 330
Hello friends! Previously I talked about meditation as a tool to bring more presence into our lives. I've decided I want to make meditation a more regular part of my current routine. Practice what you preach, right?
I've been an avid meditator during many periods of my life, but lately my ... Views: 252
Yesterday, while taking a drop-in art class I had an experience that I don't always have when I'm engaging in something creative: I was fully "in the zone." My instructor even commented: "You're on fire today." Painting after painting was flying out of me. I felt free and almost reckless - a ... Views: 267
Why is it so difficult for us to get along with one another? After all, we all have the same basic needs in life. We all want to be valued, to be acknowledged for the good that we do, to be treated fairly and given sufficient opportunities in life; we all want to be accepted as we are and to be ... Views: 210
Sometimes you just can't avoid a stressful day or week (or longer period) in your life.
Stress happens despite the best of plans.
Stress happens because it's part of life.
We're bombarded with stress-reduction advice.
Yes, we're bombarded with messages from all ... Views: 322
Fibromyalgia is associated with a higher risk of stress, anxiety and depression. Aside from being a physical disease – patients with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain – fibromyalgia is also very much a psychological disease and is closely associated with stress and depression. Although much ... Views: 271
We often get thrown from our centers when emotions run high. Many
psychics advise meditation. Simply
remembering that you are not alone and have spirit guiding you can be a
comfort. The day you were born you were also given an Angel. In truth, this
means you are ... Views: 296
"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." ~Jack Canfield
With all the violence (and threats of violence) that have been in the headlines these past few weeks, the emotion of fear has been living very prominently in my mind. Fear is the most primal of all human emotions; there are no ... Views: 313
We’re about to head into what is likely your busiest time of the year, and yet songs joyfully remind us that it’s THE most ‘wonderful’ time of the year.
Most people wouldn’t agree.
Expectations for the holiday season seem to grow exponentially each year, but in reality, all you need to do ... Views: 254
I sent out an email about my upcoming show, The Illusion of Anger, and was met with an angry response. "Anger is NOT an illusion! People die from anger!" he wrote. I am well aware of that. However, that is not the illusion I'm speaking of. According to Webster's dictionary, anger is a feeling ... Views: 230
My oldest left for university last year. Although the mother hen in me feared that I would be nostalgic for long gone times and spend my nights shedding tears in silence, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well I actually coped.
However, as time wore on, I began to notice that beneath the ... Views: 305
Stress is the real epidemic in this country. I think it's safe to say, many of us feel like there's more to get done in less time these days. People are stressed financially, stressed with a colleague at work, stressed with parenting, stressed being Single so long...the list goes on. Stress ... Views: 415
If someone wanted attention in the past, they would have had to be around people. Nowadays, this is no longer necessary; the only thing they need to do is to use social media.
It is then possible for them to receive attention for something that relates to their own life, or they can ... Views: 282
Everyone might experience some troubles in sleeping once or more in the whole life due to of many different reasons. This is actually a very common issue which affects several people in the world each year.
Sleep Disorders Treatment At Home – Best Natural Remedies:
This is actually a very ... Views: 212
During the ups and downs which are a part of everyday life, we may begin to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Some days we struggle more than others to find our balance. Perhaps wondering how we can cope with the demands and challenges we encounter throughout the day.
The following three ... Views: 345
Many people joke about mental health issues and are perfectly comfortable doing so. “Oh, I’m just a little OCD” they say while straightening photos and lining up pencils. Or maybe explain with a slightly guilty laugh “You know me, always late and forgetful, blame it on my mild Bipolar.”
All ... Views: 363
Mental health challenges in children and young people are on the increase and are posing huge problems for them, adults and the society as a whole. Families and schools alike, are now feeling the impact of this surge of mental health crisis. Something needs to give and changes must be made in ... Views: 317
As those of you who have been following this blog know, a few weeks ago I started taking a weekly art class. It's been great for me to connect to my creativity in a structured way. I have learned so much about my creative process and I've only been in the class for 3 weeks! I can't wait to see ... Views: 267
We all have an inner ocean with its own rhythm. It's apparent in how we walk, how fast we talk, how well we relax and in our ability to deal with stress. It’s connected to our life force or ki. Our inner ocean is our soul’s vibration.
Have you ever met someone who regardless of ... Views: 253
“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”
I was listening to a New-Agey podcast the other day-- ... Views: 280
When I got into health care several years ago, I thought naively that I don’t want to work in mental health. By declaring this, I was of the mindset that I would not then have to treat people with depression. I did not want to feel down and hopeless like they did. Well guess what? If you ... Views: 275
Stress is our internal reaction to outside stimuli. Literally hundreds of factors can cause stress, from noise to resentment, from lack of sleep to poor diet, from fatigue to emotionally upsetting events. Through my experience as a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist, I understand the great ... Views: 265
Stress is a choice; you can either welcome it in your life and live with it or do a little extra effort to keep it away from your personal and work life. In this article, I am going to share certain tips for beating stress while being at home or in office.
Stress Beating Efforts At Office: Views: 265
It is not uncommon for someone to have anxiety problems in today’s world, and while it may still be possible for them to carry on with the rest of their life, there is also the chance that their whole life could end up being affected. In this case, it is going to be challenge for them to enjoy ... Views: 290
You CAN eat yourself back to health. Try these easy and delicious ways to power through stress.
When you're upset about work, finances, health, kids or relationships, do you tend to grab a candy bar or binge on Cheetos or other unhealthy junk foods? My escape-food-of-choice when dealing with ... Views: 372
Depression and anxious emotional responses are things all people have to deal with in times of stress or non-ideal circumstances. But when these feelings to start to take over your life, they can place you in the center of a self-destructive cycle. Don't let depressive feelings tell you how to ... Views: 209
Do you often find yourself functioning on auto-pilot with a numbness of being and without much thought or feeling? Or as if you’re just going through the motions partially submerged in water while breathing shallow? If you’re saying yes, chances are that you’re not mindfully living your life in ... Views: 277
You manage a beautiful apartment complex, but there’s trouble in paradise. One of your tenants is causing problems. This has been going on for a while now, years even, but you’re so used to his crazy antics, you’ve learned to live with him.
This tenant constantly:
• Invades your ... Views: 184
Transcript from 6/14/12 blog talk radio show A Fine Time for Healing, Transitions in Life
Transitions in Life
Written by Randi G. Fine
Life is a series of beginnings and endings. Seasons change; trees blossom and then go barren, flowers bloom and then go dormant, day turns to night, years ... Views: 340