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How To Use Self-Hypnosis To Achieve Your Goals

Please Note these articles are meant for information purposes only and are not a substitute for Medical or Psychological treatment.

What is Self-Hypnosis?

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De-Catasrophize Your Thinking

David’s relationship with Mel is getting serious. Mel’s parents have invited them both over for dinner. David, being a traditional man, feels the need to ask Mel’s father for permission to marry his daughter. Mel’s father is a professor of physics. David is a plumber, without an academic qualification to his name. David has made up his mind that the meeting is going to be a disaster.

He imagines Mel’s father looking over his spectacles with disapproval, asking what gives him, a plumber, the right to marry his beautiful, educated daughter.

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Some Powerful Tips For Combating Depression

Recovering from depression requires that you take action. However taking action when you’re depressed is not easy. Just thinking about the things you should do to feel better, like going for a walk or spending time with friends, can be exhausting. In order to overcome depression it is advisable to start with a few small goals and slowly build from there. You probably have enough energy to take a short walk around the block or pick up the phone to call a loved one. Bellow are some simple but effective ideas for combating depression.

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Can Holding Back Emotions Cause Anxiety?

Do you tend to bottle up your true emotions, holding back what you really think and feel? When someone upsets or angers you, do you refrain from saying anything for fear of conflict? Research suggests that suppressing emotions often leads to anxiety and panic attacks.

Sometimes people hold back their emotions out of fear, and this can then lead them to feel anxious. One common belief is: “In order to be accepted, I have to be liked and get along with everyone all the time.”

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Learning To Tolerate Frustration

Stephanie believes her life is a total mess. A smoker and overweight, Stephanie tells me that she has being trying to cut out cigarettes and lose weight for years. Stephanie starts a diet with good intentions but always seems to sabotage it after a few weeks. She has the same experience when trying to stop smoking. Stephanie is doing a first‐class job at running herself down, labeling herself a failure, weak and stupid. She also has some nasty names for herself – ‘fat slob’ being just one.

Let’s join Stephanie during the early stages of her therapy session:

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Reach Your Goals

Stephanie believes her life is a total mess. A smoker and overweight, Stephanie tells me that she has being trying to cut out cigarettes and lose weight for years. Stephanie starts a diet with good intentions but always seems to sabotage it after a few weeks. She has the same experience when trying to stop smoking. Stephanie is doing a first‐class job at running herself down, labeling herself a failure, weak and stupid. She also has some nasty names for herself – ‘fat slob’ being just one.

Let’s join Stephanie during the early stages of her therapy session:

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How To Change Unhelpful Thinking

Please Note These Articles are meant for information purposes only and are not a substitute for Medical or Psychological treatment.

Do you believe that upsetting events in your life are responsible for your negative feelings? If so, you’re not alone; this is a popular idea, but not strictly true. Adverse events do not cause our upsetting emotions, but our beliefs about those events do.

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Having The Courage To Be Imperfect

Please Note These Articles are meant for information purposes only and are not a substitute for Medical or Psychological treatment.

Does it make you mad if your partner fails to make the bed in the morning? Or do you find you're unable to tolerate washing-up left in the sink? These seemingly small matters can eat away at perfectionists and it's possible to literally think yourself into misery.

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6 Sure Ways To Give Yourself A More Positive Attitude

Please Note These Articles are meant for information purposes only and are not a substitute for Medical or Psychological treatment.

It is sometimes hard to keep a positive attitude in a world that seems full of obstacles. Here Therapist Michael Cohen explains techniques to help you look on the bright side of life…

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