Tag: Gratitude

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, &…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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….

Continue Reading →

3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

Continue Reading →

© 2019 Empowering Counseling | Elaine Quattro, MFT

Websites for Therapists by TherapyTribeUp ↑