The journey is long. Sometimes it is arduous. Enormous exertion and great concentration is needed as you demolish walls, confront your fears and battle the conflicts that hinder your passage on earth. Evolution, though natural, is sometimes difficult. When you have reached one plateau of ... Views: 201
Everyday we find situations, people and encounters that
seem to cause our bodies to tense and our breathing to
shorten. It isn't always easy to see that we contribute to
the stress which we experience.
Remember it is much easier to nip something in the bud then to deal with stress after it ... Views: 250
T’ai-chi ch’uan, also spelled taijiquan and tai chi chuan, is a martial art that many people practice for promoting good health, balance and for stress reduction. The interest in it as a martial art has resurrected in recent years, as has t’ai-chi competition. Some ... Views: 796
Distraught with grief over the loss of her grandson and only remaining family, a 70-year old Indian lady and devotee of Lord Buddha, sought the audience of Lord Buddha to bring her grandson back to life. The grandson had been young, healthy, and deeply loved by the old woman, yet in one instant ... Views: 260
Fear of failure has played an important role in the lives of many children, athletes, parents and businessmen around the globe. Fear of failure has inspired some of the greatest feats on this planet. This fear has also crippled many from pursuing their dreams. People see failure as a weakness. ... Views: 1003
Recently, while visiting some of my family, I walked Dean Star Dancer’s land and was saddened by the deadness and emptiness that I felt. During my growing up years, Dean had been a close friend of my family’s. As a child I would often go to her place for hot chocolate, laughter, and a good ... Views: 219
Problems. We all have them, be they health, relationship, financial or career related, life is full of these seeming nemeses that cause us pain and suffering. Problems exist in many forms and degrees of difficulty. Some are minor and have solutions that are apparent, while others are complex and ... Views: 2459
If you have ever tried to quit smoking, after having smoked for a period of time, you know that it can be difficult. Since we are all different, the degree of difficulty varies with each person. Some report that they experienced no difficulty, whatsoever, during the quitting process. Others ... Views: 1238
On December 4 of this year,it will be two years that my husband George will have died from complications of a stroke.I am a heavy set person,who,because of disabilites,cannot work.My 19 year old son lives at home with me,and works to help support the small government pensionsI receive.The labor ... Views: 227
Do you ever get frustrated because you cannot remember someone’s name just minutes after you’ve met them? I used to. Then I learned this simple technique for remembering names and now everything has changed.
I am going to show you seven things that you can do quickly and easily everytime you ... Views: 921
Anxiety attacks aren't always composed of sudden, debilitating bouts of depression, melancholia, and worry like some people would have us think. As a matter of fact, anxiety and stress is at it's most troubling when it creeps up on us slowly, in the course of our daily lives. Instead of being a ... Views: 4649
What is a dry drunk, and the 'dry drunk syndrome', as it is sometimes called? It can best be described as someone who fits one of two conditions. The first is someone who has given up drinking and drugging and not made any internal or emotional changes, they stay the same but the substance use ... Views: 1920
In this article, I'm going to explain why so many people have so much trouble with anxiety, and what you can do to have less trouble with yours.
Anxiety is the most common psychological problem for which people seek help. The 1999 Surgeon General's Report found that 13% of the U.S. population ... Views: 881
Your hands shake, and drip with sweat. Your voice cracks. Your legs threaten to collapse. Your mind races. Your heart drowns out all other sounds with its powerful thumping. Any minute now, the audience will break into small groups to discuss what a loser you are!
You've got stagefright. ... Views: 1044
"Overweight and obesity are associated with heart disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis, breathing problems, and psychological disorders, such as depression",according to the Surgeon General. The numbers are staggering when it comes to the economic cost of ... Views: 296
They Say You're Crazy; How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal by Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.
Peaking out: How My Mind Broke Free from the Delusions in Psychiatry by Al Siebert, Ph.D. Practical Psychology
Here are two books from PhD psychologists, one American, one ... Views: 323
“Aha!” puzzles have always appealed to me more than any other type of puzzle. There’s just something about them that strikes a chord with me. In case you’re not exactly sure what they are, they’re the ones with those frustratingly ‘obvious’ answers. Yes, ... Views: 1104
What is the Greatest Challenge You Face in Life & Business? How would you answer that question? Before jumping to an answer you might consider that the greatest challenge you face in life and business is in making daily choices.
The moment we awaken we begin the stressful tack of choice and ... Views: 420
Our internal hidden memories live in the neurons of our brain. The more that we expand our thinking mind the more we connect with our hidden memories. When we have a belief in living only one physical life, we cannot comprehend the concept of how our hidden memories can and do dictate our ... Views: 1134
"Talk to Me, I’m Human!" Have you ever felt like telling (or
worse—yelling!) this or a similar phrase to your boss, a coworker, or
significant other with whom it seems impossible to have a conversation? In a world that prides itself for its advances in technology, we have surely gone backwards ... Views: 292
National TV-turnoff began on April 23rd. I started to notice something: much of these efforts to curtail the influx of media and consumerism is directed at young minds – school-going innocents who need to be protected. What about the adults who curl up in front of the box with impunity and ... Views: 316
The process of dying is one of the great stages of learning of the human soul, often met with fear and resistance, yet even in the presence of these, filled with the growth of the soul in its appreciation of its relationship to life.
There is no one way to experience dying so that it produces ... Views: 358
The addiction to smokeless tobacco is easily as debilitating as the addiction to smoking cigarettes. In fact, most experts proclaim that it is even more insidious.
Part of the problem is that sports heroes have glamorized the use of dip or chew. And by the time that many of these youngsters ... Views: 1435
The soul cannot forgive until it is restored to wholeness and health.
In the absence of love—how can one forgive?
With an abundance of love, starting with one’s self,
forgiveness becomes a viable opportunity.
At some point in every abuse survivor’s healing journey, he or she ... Views: 7905
People suffering from the Avoidant Personality Disorder feel inadequate, unworthy, inferior, and lacking in self-confidence. As a result, they are shy and socially inhibited. Aware of their real (and, often, imagined) shortcomings, they are constantly on the lookout, are hypervigilant and ... Views: 755
Schizoids enjoy nothing and seemingly never experience pleasure (they are anhedonic). Even their nearest and dearest often describe them as "automata", "robots", or "machines". But the schizoid is not depressed or dysphoric, merely indifferent. Schizoids are uninterested in social relationships ... Views: 1739
Why does a depression diet work? It’s been proven that what we eat affects our mood.
"Food can affect your mood, and what you choose to put into your mouth can influence your state of mind." - Amanda Geary, in her book The Food And Mood Handbook: Find Relief at Last From Depression, Anxiety, ... Views: 1261
The Five Keys
The Five Keys to freedom and recovery
1. I admit to constructing a “Core Belief System” that does not supported me living through my Artistic Self, my authenticity.
2. I commit to exploring my “Core Belief System” and come to an understanding of the beliefs that support my ... Views: 817
The fact that the Borderline personality disorder is often found among women makes it a controversial mental health diagnosis. Some scholars say that it is a culture-bound pseudo-syndrome invented by men to serve a patriarchal and misogynistic society. Others point to the fact the lives of ... Views: 875
Everyone experiences nervousness or worries at some time in stressful situations. For some people, anxiety can take on a different dimension, including outright fear and panic, or a disabling daily condition, which is affecting your capacity to live the life you want to.
Anxiety Disorders can ... Views: 293
It is not easy to be totally truthful with others and often even with ourselves.
The main reason for this is our fear or rejection. This fear is often greater even than the fear of death.
We identify our self-worth and consequently our feelings of security with how others perceive us and ... Views: 261
Most patients with the Histrionic Personality Disorder are women. This immediately raises the question: Is this a real mental health disorder or a culture-bound syndrome which reflects the values of a patriarchal and misogynistic society? A man with similar traits is bound to be admired as a ... Views: 1899
You feel nervous about a talk you have to give this evening. But, you try a new technique you have heard about. Your fear dissolves in ten minutes and you deliver a great talk.
What caused this change? How did you overcome your irrational fear?
Every time your husband’s ex-wife appears at ... Views: 1592
“By the way, the hardest part of unconditional Love is accepting wherever we are at in the moment no matter how uncomfortable. The hardest part of acceptance is not the difficulty of allowing others their process (although Lord knows that can be very hard); it is allowing ourselves our own ... Views: 345
As long as we look outside of Self - with a capital S - to find out who we are, to define ourselves and give us self-worth, we are setting ourselves up to be victims.
We were taught to look outside of ourselves - to people, places, and things; to money, property, and prestige - for fulfillment ... Views: 415
Roots of the Disorder
Are the psychopath, sociopath, and someone with the Antisocial Personality Disorder one and the same? The DSM says "yes". Scholars such as Robert Hare and Theodore Millon beg to differ. The psychopath has antisocial traits for sure but they are coupled with and enhanced by ... Views: 438
Are Your Dreams Trapped Inside Your Head
Sometimes a dream needs a little help. Even in our social and business relations, the race is not to the swift, but to the verbal - the spellbinding orator - the silver-tongued seducer.
As you are reading these words, you are taking part in one of the ... Views: 376
A few years ago in a small rural town in Oregon, USA, a teenage boy died in a drowning accident. In all likelihood his death could have been prevented if an ambulance and trained medical personnel had been available. However, this small town was too poor to afford these services.
The boy’s ... Views: 5834
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR NEUROFEEDBACK THERAPY?
Anyone with a primary diagnosis of ADD or ADHD, between the ages of 7 and 45, with low average, average, or above average intelligence. Neurofeedback treatment should not be offered with co-morbidity of:
Mental Retardation Childhood Psychosis ... Views: 311
We are at a very critical time in our evolution as human beings. Almost every person on the planet who has spent at
least some time studying our own potential can agree with that. We are less than one year away from the New Millennium. It is truly an excited time to be alive, and yet at the ... Views: 1246
Abused males and delinquent males who are emotionally disturbed are often placed in a residential treatment facility for therapy. The purpose of this study was two fold. First, the authors wanted to compare Children's Protective Service (CPS) residents to Juvenile Probation (JP) residents in ... Views: 1520
Susan is dining in an airport café. A loud speaker suddenly blasts a warning that a harsh military regime is due to arrive momentarily. Frantic, Susan jumps up and begins to bury her food under the dirt floor, determined to cover her tracks. Doing so, however, it dawns on her that the food’s ... Views: 296
In a world where Prozac is a household word, people are searching for alternative ways to combat depression and anxiety. Many are finding that journaling is a successful form of “therapy” and often as cathartic as talking to a professional.
As recently as April 26, 1999, Newsweek ran an ... Views: 1800
After months of chasing treatment options, of refusing to give up hope but finding none, she is gone and he is reeling.
The couple - Jess Doherty, 41, a television producer, and Rebekah Morris, who was director of KLRU-TV's advertising and public relations department - have left a legacy ... Views: 334
Anxiety may consist of a feeling of agitation or yearning to
face a certain situation that is ill anticipated and/or impending. In essence, it can best be described by a person suffering from a state of mental unrest. The level at which anxiety is felt depends on how the person chooses to react ... Views: 607
Andrea Yates shocked the nation when she admitted to systematically drowning her five children in their Texas home. This 36-year-old mother had previously been diagnosed with depression and consequently was prescribed antidepressants. Depression is an ancient and prevalent mental condition that ... Views: 1085
Bobby Knight is presently the head basketball coach at Texas Tech. Prior to being hired by them Bobby Knight spent twenty-nine years coaching basketball at Indiana University. In those twenty-nine years he coached many successful basketball teams and in fact, brought three NCAA basketball ... Views: 1305
Understanding temperament styles will not only have a positive impact on the way you see yourself but it will also enhance your relationship with others. If you are a parent, it can dramatically improve the way you raise your children. If you are single, it can give you insight into selecting a ... Views: 4063
First let me take this opportunity to thank you all for taking an interest in learning about grief, a topic I believe more people need to understand as it is a fact that all of us will experience grief sometime in our lives.
I would like to tell you how I came to learn about grief first hand, ... Views: 901
New Yorkers have come together in welcome ways in the weeks since 9/11. We stop and talk to strangers on the street. We try to help each other well before we formally meet. Or we join in funerals for firemen we never knew, raising money for their families, while recognizing each other from ... Views: 347