Tag: Depression

Methods for Managing Anxiety

from “Anxiety Management Techniques”, by Margaret Wehrenberg. Psychotherapy Networker Sept/October 2005, pg 47-60. Method 1: Manage the body! Eat right, avoid alcohol, nicotine, sugar, caffeine, and Nutrasweet. Regularly practice deep, calm breathing, learn to stop catastrophic thinking, and keep a ‘Panic Journal’. An easy acronym to remember is CATS. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, sugar, &…

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Setting Boundaries is Important in Understanding our Mental State of Depression or Anxiety

“We cannot simultaneously set a boundary and take care of another person’s feelings.” – Melody Beattie What is a boundary? Most people are aware of boundaries for material objects, yet struggle in implementing emotional, physical, spiritual and mental boundaries for oneself. The purpose of setting a healthy boundary is to protect and take good care…

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Treatment for Depression & Anxiety Require a Look at Life Transitions – Negative and Positive

Positive Life Transitions: marriage, the birth of a child. winning the lottery, graduating from school, changing jobs. Negative Life Transitions: going through a breakup, death of a loved one or watching a loved one deteriorate, living with a chronic illness, getting older. Many people are afraid of change. We tend to prefer routine and stability…

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5 Key Stress Management Tips

You can reduce stress or manage it productively by using some of these strategies: Express your feelings….with friends, a counselor, write in a journal, compose a letter you don’t mail, write a poem or essay. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Do just one thing at a time. Prioritize the things you need to…

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How does self-esteem relate to depression and anxiety?

What you believe about yourself is often derogatory even though psychologists estimate that over 90% of your beliefs are unconscious and that most of your unconscious beliefs were created as a result of thoughts that you were positively and negatively programmed to believe. Most of your core beliefs were formed when you were a small child….

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