Personality Styles and Ways of Thinking
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Communication with your partner can be a struggle at any stage in your relationship. The following 5 steps provide you with an overview of effective strategies to improve your communication with you partner now.
This is an overview of Common Cognitive Distortions. Cognitive Distortions tend to occur when we are stuck in our negative thinking. These types of thoughts are especially common for individuals struggling with anxiety or depression. Take a look over the list to see if you can connect with any of the definitions or examples. It is possible to have more than one cognitive distortion at a time.
This tip is designed to help you evaluate your motivation to change or stop a negative behavior.
A walk-through guide to have a conversation to assert boundaries.
The practice of positive affirmations can be used to replace your negative thinking, and in turn declare something positive, powerful, and self-loving.The advantage of creating your own affirmations is that they represent and communicate exactly what you need. There is an added layer of authenticity when you you have taken the time to identify your emotional needs and inner thoughts, and then express them in your own style.
Recognize and respond to anxiety and panic disorders - Knowing When It’s More Than Worry
It's always good to strive for more, but sometimes when we have too many or too high of expectations, they can create rigid thinking of what's "supposed to be." Sometimes having no expectations can lead to the best results.
Mirror checking is just one of the many rituals individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder develop. While the intention to glance briefly in the mirror may seem harmless, it often doesn't stop there with just a few minutes in front of the mirror. Rituals like mirror checking can trigger one's disorder, and is part of the obsessive cycle. If you can identify with the appeal and dangers of mirror checking, read on for strategies on how to reduce this ritual.
If you're thinking of communicating with your new partner on Facebook, learn helpful tools on how to successfully manage a budding relationship in the land of social networking.
For some individuals who struggle with poor body image, they develop a distorted perception about how they look, and how others view them. A thought record is designed to walk you through the process of your negative thinking, with the goal of challenging and clarifying your thinking.
It is common for new clients to question the purpose or necessity in exploring their family history, but exploring our past can help us gain a better understanding about ourselves and how we behave today.
Short statements you can practice to use in the moment to set boundaries.
When targeted violence occurs, our belief in the good of others is questioned, and the desire to answer the question “why” is more important than ever. The second these tragedies occur the media searches for the “why,” and we as concerned, scared individuals stay tuned. I look at this as our first attempt in trying to put the pieces of this tragic puzzle together for ourselves. However, no matter how much the media learns about the reason behind the attack, or the mental state of the attacker, we are still left with no real answers. So, without our questions answered, what do we do? Where can we turn?
This tip enlightens readers on the DSM-IV-TR criteria for BPD, and explains the basic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with the disorder. Also included is some references for treatment.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical condition resulting in hyperactivity, impulsivity, and distractibility. You cannot prevent or cure your ADD, but you can learn strategies to better manage your symptoms and in turn reduce the ADD’s impairment.
An overview of healthy vs. too low self-esteem. Including factors that influence positive and negative self-esteem.
This exercise is designed to help you redirect your thoughts and your focus towards what is good about your body, and allowing yourself to be fully present and aware of these feelings as well as how your body responds to the positive attention and care. The following categories are the primary building blocks to begin to improving how you feel and think about your body image.