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I have a simple question for you. Please take a few seconds and think about the answer. What are your wishes? ...Okay now ano...
Active Children are not wild; they just need more structure!
Art therapists working with kids with ADHD believe that structure, boundaries, and compliments on achievements are of importa...
National Masturbation Month
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What Really Happens in Sex Therapy?
Frequently when someone calls for information, what they want to know most of all is, what happens in sex therapy? They...
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How do you sleep at night? Do you have things that keep you awake like physical pain or worrying? Almost any adult I talk to would answer 'not so well' to first question and 'yes' to the second one. The good news is that there is a method to help you. Everyone dreams when they sleep. Many adults go to bed anxious and therefore their dreams have an anxious effect on them. By using mediation and visualization before sleep to put yourself in a relaxed state, your dreams can actually have a calming effect on you.This can be carried over once you wake. So instead of a vicious circle you have a healing one. As I tell my clients, all the tools I utilize (Hypnosis Reiki and EFT) can also help to reinforce this calming effect. Instead of having anxiety at night, why not have our sleep work for us?
When an individual within a family is diagnosed with a serious mental illness, (i.e.
Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder), the foundation within the family is often shaken
to its core. The news is devastating, and the diagnosed family member, due to the
illness,is not be able to function in the same way as before. This individual will more
than likely require daily medication, and a great deal of support. The illness usually
strikes in the early to mid-twenties, at one's prime of life, which makes the situation
that much more difficult. Children may also be diagnosed with these disorders as
well, and their prognosis usually is not as good. Families are often at a loss
regarding how to cope with the situation, and what is best for the diagnosed
individual. Many families bring their son or daughter back home to live. Many
families end up having to keep their loved one at home, in order to care for them.
After some time, the caregivers can understandably feel overwhelmed, and
hopefully, will find suppo...
(From the Downtown Therapy blog. Check it out to see more)
One of the quiet, yet pernicious, ways which serve to steer people away from seeking the assistance that psychotherapy can bring is the idea that, somehow, seeking assistance is a sign of weakness.
I think part of this comes from movies and TV (though their depictions are getting better), which have historically portrayed individuals seeking therapeutic help as hopelessly neurotic.
Let me be frank: anyone seeking the help of a therapist soon discovers that the opposite is true. Seeking increased self-awareness (an inevitable part of psychotherapy) is an act of will. It is you, saying that you can feel better, be better. It is saying that you deserve to understand yourself better than you currently do. It is to say that keeping things the way they are is not good enough.
Self-improvement is not the admission of weakness of character, but the admission of strength of mind.
What is Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?
Adult ADD is what we call any of several syndromes that interfere with adults' psychological functions such as planning, managing time and tasks, and making decisions. People with this problem may experience difficulty in the following activities:
remembering and organizing information and things
starting and finishing tasks
being on time
set and ordering priorities
acting and speaking out inappropriately
What to do if You Think You Have ADD.
ADD is believed to be associated with abnormalities in various parts of the brain, especially the frontal lobes. At the present time, there is no definitive test for the disorder. The diagnosis is based on a thorough assessment of a person's present and past functioning and, if possible, the observations of a friend or relative who has observed the individual's daily behavior. The severity of the symptoms and their impact on the patient's life are important factors to consider in...
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