In: Anxiety

Meditation
September 2, 2017

This is a quote from one of my patients which illustrates how profoundly a regular meditation practice can affect mood and…

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Types of Anxiety
August 28, 2017

Types of Anxiety and Mood One of the most complicated questions we face working with people who have experienced depression or…

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Examine Your Fears
Examine Your Fears
June 20, 2017

Why would you want to examine your fears? Remember that part in the scary movie when the hero suggests going down…

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Avoid Intimidation
April 23, 2017

Rick Hanson has written an elegant and timely newsletter article about how to avoid intimidation and fear from paper tigers and…

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The Science of Slow Breathing
April 16, 2017

In an April 5, 2017 article in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds reviews new research on the science of slow…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 3: Present Moment Awareness
March 12, 2017

I hope you have a few minutes to engage in a few exercises with me…. First, I’d like you to take…

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Mixed Depression and Anxiety or Bipolar ?
March 8, 2017

A young man who recently graduated from chiropractic school came in for a second opinion. He has had a many year…

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Coping with Political Uncertainty
November 15, 2016

Many of the people that I work with on a regular basis have been experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety related…

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Anxiety and Bipolar
November 1, 2016

For many people with bipolar anxiety is a bigger problem than mood swings. It is not that unusual for someone with bipolar…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 2: Defusion
June 13, 2016

Defusion is one of the six core processes that make up Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These core processes, which also…

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Accepting the Loss
April 29, 2016

One of my patients wrote to me this morning asking if she could get a medication to help with her anxiety….

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 1: Acceptance and Willingness
April 13, 2016

I recently attended the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Philadelphia, where I offered a two-hour workshop on Acceptance…

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Herd Instinct in Humans
May 30, 2015

Herd Instinct in Humans: The Source of Anxiety and Depression? Jeffrey Kahn has written a fascinating book (Angst: Origins of Anxiety…

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Performance Anxiety is Good
February 19, 2015

Although I have given thousands of presentations to professional audiences over the course of my career, when I was beginning that…

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Through the looking glass 2 – Meeting the Therapist
January 18, 2015

The last blog posted some three hours ago jumped over this one, much as thoughts are given to do in my…

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: 2 – Depression Assessment
January 18, 2015

…I’m returning to do the test suggested by my therapist in our previous meeting – the Beck Depression Inventory II….

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Through the door 1 – Therapy needed
December 15, 2014

A few years back and I am living in Paris with my Irish wife who works for a large International think-tank based…

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Digital noise – don’t you just love it?
October 23, 2014

Digital noise: phone chatter, loud music cross-talk, the incessant tip-tapping of keyboards, the beeps, bongs and rings of text messages and horrible…

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Treating Anxiety – An Update by Kelsey
September 7, 2014

Treating anxiety is an important part of working with people with depression or bipolar. This update focuses on changes that have taken…

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Blowing Things Up: Self-Destructive Responses to Frustration
August 20, 2014

Why do we sometimes come up with self-destructive responses to the unpleasant feeling of being trapped or the anxiety of an unhappy life situation? I…

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