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Strategies to Overcome Social Anxiety

How Can We Overcome Social Anxiety?

Do you feel anxious or self-conscious in social situations? Are you shy to the point that if prevents you from engaging with people at work or other social settings? Do you find yourself worrying about what others may think of you? Do you hate being the center of attention because you think everyone notices how nervous you are? Do you find it hard to participate in conversations because you fear that you won’t have anything to contribute or people will find you boring or uninteresting?

Effective Tips to Stop Emotional Eating

Effective Tips to Stop Emotional Eating

We have all been there… We had a long and stressful day at work, with no time to eat a proper lunch, fought our way through the crowds to get home, the house is a mess, and there is a list of things that need to be taken care of before bedtime. We somehow find ourselves craving junk food – pizza, chips, ice cream, chocolate, etc. “I just need to take a break”, we tell ourselves and before we know it, we had devoured large amounts of junk food and feel stuffed and guilty. We call this emotional eating or stress eating.

Childhood Anger Management

Childhood Anger Management

What is anger?

Anger is an emotional response to situations that are perceived as threatening or offensive to oneself or others close to them (Lazarus, 1991). Anger has an evolutionary purpose and can be a useful emotion because it motivates us for action and focus our resources towards the threatening or offensive event (Goleman, 1995). Anger is part of the “fight or flight” response as it creates arousal to attack the source of the threat. Unfortunately, many children can have trouble controlling their anger, and when it becomes intense and uncontrolled, it can lead to aggression and conduct problems (Lochman, Dunn, & Wagner, 1987).

Tips to Help Children with School Anxiety

Tips to Help Children with School Anxiety

As the summer comes to an end and the beginning of the school year approaches many children experience some level of anxiety. While all of us experience anxiety sometimes and it is perfectly natural, when it reaches a level where it interferes with our child’s functioning, their ability to participate in age-appropriate activities or makes them isolated and fearful, it is time to do something about it.

DBT Treatment Components

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DBT Skills Group Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Overview

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was originally developed by Marsha Linehan for the treatment of individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In recent years many new psychotherapies have been studied for the treatment of BPD; however, DBT has been the most studied and most widely practiced of all. According to Swenson (2000), some of the reasons for DBT’s popularity are strong empirical support for the treatment, integration of four domains (biological, environmental, spiritual, and behavioral) into a unique treatment approach that appeals to many people with different backgrounds, and the synthesis of acceptance and change strategies.