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Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) teaches us that long-standing beliefs about people, yourself and the world around you are called “core beliefs.” Many of us consider these core beliefs to be 100% true and valid at all times, which can lead us to engage in “tunnel vision” of sorts…selectively ignoring evidence […]

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Some Basic Information on Depression…

Some Basic Information on Depression…

Everyone, at various times throughout the lifecycle, may feel sad or blue. It’s normal to feel sad on occasion…this is part of being a human being. Sometimes, these feelings are a direct result of things that can occur in life; the loss of a family member of friend, […]

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Active Listening 101…

Active Listening 101…

An important skill that I review with almost all of my couples therapy clients is “active listening”. This is a helpful communication tool that when used properly can greatly enhance relationships (not just romantic relationships, this can help with friends, family and of course in the workplace). […]

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Is Facebook Harmful To Your (Mental) Health?

I read an interesting blog post yesterday from the Harvard Business Review (written by Daniel Guloti) which I thought I would share with my readers…it focuses on how Facebook is affecting our productivity at work, as well as our mental health/happiness. Read on! www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/2013/ You can also access […]

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Choosing Happiness…

Choosing Happiness…

“Be glad of life…because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.” (-Henry Van Dyke) Each year life offers us an endless number of opportunities to be happy…but we seldom see or accept more than […]

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Don’t Let Stress Spoil Your Holiday Season

Don’t Let Stress Spoil Your Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and offers a host of fun festivities. Some people love the holiday season, while others may feel a sense of sadness and loss during the holidays. Sometimes, when we see family members during holiday gatherings we revert to old patterns which […]

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The Mind/Body Connection

The Mind/Body Connection

I recently came across this wonderful article in the Huffington Post, written by Ed and Deb Shapiro. I thought I would share it below with my readers, as it contains some great points about how thoughts and emotions can affect your body, a connection which we often […]

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Thinking About Your Financial Health

Thinking About Your Financial Health

In our current economic climate, many people are finding themselves in unpleasant financial constraints. The recently laid-off, downsized or demoted are trying to cope with the new financial realities. A 2008 survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 81% of people stated that money was […]

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Confronting Procrastination

Confronting Procrastination

Procrastination can be defined as an automatic habit pattern in which an individual needlessly puts off, postpones or delays relevant activity until another date or time in the future. In this mindset, you are likely to tell yourself that “later is better” or that you’ll get to the […]

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Core Beliefs, Rational Responses and Self-Esteem

Today I came across a quote which I thought was worth sharing, as it directly relates to the topic of self-esteem: respond “Letting circumstances or others determine worth gives them inappropriate control and power.” (Anonymous) It is important to recognize and replace self-defeating thoughts…having a sense of […]

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