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DBT 101: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Basics – What is It? How Does It Work?

DBT 101: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Basics – What...

When you’ve been troubled by the same problems for years and previous therapy hasn’t been very helpful, don’t give up hope. It might just be time to consider a new form of therapy. Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is a form of therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. If you’re not familiar with dialectical behavior…

Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotion...

Grounding Techniques Grounding techniques are a set of tools used to assist you to stay in the present moment during episodes of intense anxiety or other overwhelming emotions. Staying in the present moment allows people to feel safe and in-control by focusing on the physical world and how they experience it. Grounding techniques are useful…

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Why Do I Feel Alone Even When I’m with Others?

Just like happiness or stress, loneliness is a complex state of mind. Loneliness can be the product of any number of conditions in your life; how you feel lonely might look different than it does for someone else.   Whatever the cause or the manifestation of your isolated feelings, loneliness is the alarm that rings…

7 Steps Toward Greater Self-Acceptance

7 Steps toward Greater Self-Acceptance

From magazines to TV to billboards on the highway, it seems like everywhere you look, there are messages telling you who to be and how you’re not yet there. From an early age, your family likely influenced you with their own ideas about what success means. You might have learned to hold off on seeing…

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You’re Far from Worthless — 7 Reasons to Believe ...

The most important people in Maisie’s life describe her as a good person, a hard worker, and a loving friend. Maisie’s boss couldn’t be happier with the job she’s doing at work. Unfortunately, Maisie doesn’t believe her family, her friends, or her coworkers. Instead she sees the mistakes she’s made—deadlines she’s missed, birthday parties she…

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Anxiety Counseling Can Help You Overcome Anxiety

Do I Need Anxiety Counseling? Everyone feels anxious and under stress from time to time. Situations such as meeting tight deadlines, important social obligations or driving in heavy traffic, often bring about anxious feelings. Such mild anxiety may help make you alert and focused on facing threatening or challenging circumstances. On the other hand, anxiety…

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Tips on Communicating Anger Effectively

  Healthy Communication is Assertive Are you uncomfortable with anger? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many people are uncomfortable with anger because either it was expressed inappropriately in their past or not at all. However, repressing anger can be a dangerous situation. It can lead to passive-aggressive behavior, resentments, even medical illness! You can learn…

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How to Beat Procrastination

The Cycle of Procrastination Have you gotten caught in the cycle of procrastination? It might start with optimism about what you’re going to get done this time. Gradually it can lead to feeling overwhelmed, guilty paralysis, or even magical thinking. Perhaps you find yourself distracted, taking breaks, getting a snack, or avoiding doing the work…

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Setting Boundaries and Caring for Yourself

What are Boundaries? You may be familiar with the psychological term “boundaries”, but what does it mean and how does it apply to you? Put plainly, boundaries are the line between where I end and you begin. Healthy boundaries define who we are in relation to others. They also help us to know what the…