Gratitude Every day we can commemorate our Gratitude.   It’s always a good reminder to go over everything in our lives we have to be Thankful for.  Depending upon how your life is going, it can be a challenging task to get into a Thankful state of mind. It’s interesting that we rarely look at our…

Practice-base studies show that cognitive-behavioral techniques are effective in the treatment of children’s mental health problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, school refusal, social phobias, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and sexual abuse, and eating disorders. Two phases of CBT treatment in children includes: 1) Psycho-education, where children learn to recognize…

Hey, we all know how to talk; but, do we know how to listen?  Listening is an emotional skill and the most important part of communication in a relationship. You are not listening if you are checking your phone, glancing at the TV or randomly saying “Uh huh.” Put your phone down, turn off the…

anx·i·e·ty  aNG?z??d?/  – noun – a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety diagnosed as a disorder is characterized by excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday tasks or events, or may be specific to certain objects or rituals. Simple phobias involve excessive anxiety evoked by…

A small but significant storm broke recently in the wake of the BBC’s programming during UK Mental Health week.  The focus of the storm was a programme presented by Stephen Fry, The Not So Secret Life of a Manic Depressive 10 Years On, in which he explored his experience of bi-polar disorder.  Stephen Fry is…

When considering entering treatment for OCD and Anxiety Disorders, many sufferers are conftronted by long-held fears.  These fears can be equaly debilitating as the rituals, obsessions and phobias that characterize the grip of the disorder itself.  When regarding these fears, many people reach the conclusion that facing these fears are “too much”.  We suggest a…

Anxiety Disorders Introduction Stress, worry and anxiety are a part of nearly everyone’s life and may be a way of anticipating possibly dangerous situations. However, when symptoms become severe or chronic enough to affect day-to-day living, an anxiety disorder may be diagnosed. Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent disorders within the general population.…

According to researchers, anxious children are more likely to be submissive and therefore their worries tend to be overlooked. As such, parents should be attentive to their kids’ worries, create a list of their worries, observe their kids’ behavior in social situations; i.e. parties, pool, play grounds, and understand their kids’ anxiety rather than ignoring…