Finding the Right OCD Treatment

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Finding the Right OCD Treatment

OCD is often misdiagnosed and poorly treated. Find effective help for OCD. www.anxietyocdbala.com/help-with-ocd

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Mindfulness: CBT, MBCT,Trying to Think a Feeling Away

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Mindfulness: CBT, MBCT,Trying to Think a Feeling Away

A common mistake that we make is to depend on our rational critical thinking or problem solving mind to try to fix or get rid of negative emotions, like sadness. Remember emotions are a complex fusion of feelings, thoughts, urges and bodily sensations. Emotions can only be experienced not fixed. If we try to get rid of sadness using rational critical thinking, our mind would first look to our memory for other times we have felt like this. The purpose would be to help us understand how not to repeat the mistake by seeing it again.  But what...

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From CBT to Mindfulness or MBCT

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From CBT to Mindfulness or MBCT

There are a multitude of therapeutic approaches that help decrease human distress and suffering. In this article I will talk about two that have been influential and successful in understanding and treating many mental health and quality of life issues. Both are based in a present moment orientation and represent a welcome joining of eastern and western thinking that continues to bring sorely needed understanding to the issue of human suffering. In the late 1970’s, Dr. Aaron T. Beck popularized a cognitive psychological model based on...

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How to Overcome Your Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

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How to Overcome Your Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

About seven percent of the population in the U.S. suffer with social anxiety.  You are not alone.  If you are at an event with a hundred people it is very likely that you will find at least 6 other people with social anxiety and will have suffered with most of their lives. You may be thinking “ I would have trouble going to an event with 100 people” or even an event with one unknown person.  Again, you are not alone! Many people suffer from fears related to being in the spot light, fear of being evaluated negatively or even mildly...

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Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

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Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

Have you ever tried a Chinese finger trap.  It’s fun but frustrating.  The fun comes as you learn a lesson in the futility of an unwise struggle.  The frustration comes if you don’t figure out how to escape and continue the struggle.  Imagine sliding your index fingers of each hand into the woven tube.  You then try to remove your fingers and as you do the tube tightens.  The harder you try the tighter the tube becomes around your fingers.   The only way to easily extract yourself is to give up the struggle and push your fingers...

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