When Compliments and Adoration Wilt into Verbal and Emotional Abuse…What Do You Do?

Posted on Posted in Anger, Depression, Divorce, Relationships, Therapy

You remember how it was. Compliments, excitement, adoration, gifts, trips and fun. Now those are fewer and fewer and the anger is more often. You brace yourself when you go home. You never know what to expect. Your partner tells you their goal in arguing is understanding, resolution or compromise, but their words are shaming, blaming and […]

Holistic Treatments for Anxiety

Posted on Posted in Anxiety Disorders, CBT, Relationships, Therapy, Work Stress/Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect 23 million Americans. This number has continued to rise over the last few decades. Anxiety can range from excessive worry and self-doubt to fears and phobias to obsessively checking and rechecking things. People with “panic attacks” know that anxiety can bring on feelings that one is going to die or “go crazy”. […]

Getting Back to Your Center When You Feel Off-Balance

Posted on Posted in Anxiety Disorders, Therapy, Work Stress/Anxiety

Balance in one’s life is essential to functioning at our best and accomplishing the things we set out to do. Martial Arts participants, sports enthusiasts and those who meditate all know the great importance of balance to experience power and flexibility. Balance may be the most important thing we can achieve in life, giving us […]

Holistic Treatment for Depression

Posted on Posted in CBT, Depression, Therapy

Traditionally depression has been treated with Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy or other forms of psychotherapy, and if severe, antidepressant medication prescribed by a physician. Today more people are looking onto options for all their health care, and emotional health is no exception. If you or someone you know is suffering from a deep depression with suicidal thoughts […]

Tips for Attaining Balance for Very Busy People

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Balance in one’s life is essential to functioning at peak performance and accomplishing goals. Anyone who has studied business strategies, martial arts, skiing, golf, or serious sorts of any kind, knows the essential importance of balance to experiencing power and flexibility. Balance may be the most important thing we can achieve in life, giving us […]

Pain Management with Relaxation Techniques

Posted on Posted in Anxiety Disorders, Pain, Pain Management, Therapy

For centuries many cultures have relied on relaxation techniques, trans-states, and altered consciousness to help people control chronic and acute pain. Today we tend to rely on quick and easy solutions such as pain medication. Most of us have lost the ability to control and manage our discomfort ourselves.     The pathways that conduct […]

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a relatively short-term form of psychotherapy based on the concept that the way we think about things affects how we feel emotionally. It is action-focused and addresses thought patterns (cognitions) that lead to disruptive behaviors and uncomfortable emotions. CBT is oriented toward current problem solving by changing maladaptive thought patterns, behaviors […]