In: stress

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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Happy Acts by Gina
March 4, 2017

The Happy Acts Challenge Did you know that giving can activate the reward centers of the brain? We think regularly about…

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Stand Up to Intimidation
February 11, 2017

How and when to stand up to intimidation is a topic much on the minds of many people in the United…

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Body Mindfulness and Peak Performance
January 17, 2016

If mindfulness training works to achieve peak performance in Navy SEALs and top athletes perhaps it’s not such a New Age…

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Work to Home Transition
June 18, 2015

It has been a very busy time for me professionally, perhaps for you as well. Certainly it seems as though people…

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Insomnia Treatment Reduces Brain Stress
March 27, 2015

Insomnia treatment may have long-term beneficial effects on the health of your brain. Study in the Journal Biological Psychiatry published in…

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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 – 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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Getting Things Done
January 9, 2015

One of the perennial challenges for anyone with problems with depression or mood swings, and perhaps for anyone in our increasingly…

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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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Stress and the Holidays
November 23, 2014

Stress and the Holidays– A successful businesswoman, who is herself a mother, is returning to her family’s home to have Christmas…

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Exercise and Stress – How Exercise Prevents Depression
October 5, 2014

Exercise seems to reduce stress. But how does this work? And what about exercise effects on depression? An article in the…

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Returning to Work
September 22, 2014

We’re big believers in the notion that work is often an extremely important part of the — of what can help…

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Stress and Trauma as Risk Factors for Bipolar
May 28, 2014

I have long been interested in the relationship between traumatic experiences and bipolar disorder. A couple of years ago I gave…

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Irritability and Coming Home from Work
May 21, 2014

I feel bad about it but at the end of the day I end up in a fight with my husband….

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Managing Tasks without Pain
April 20, 2014

A young woman who is attending architecture school mentioned a sudden dip in mood that happened the previous evening.   She told…

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Smart Phones May Disrupt Sleep
February 13, 2014

There is no “off” switch for our brains. Going to sleep, for most people, involves a process of “coming down” from…

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Befriending Stress
February 10, 2014

A colleague recommended this fantastic TED talk by Kelly McGonigal on the cardiovascular and social benefits of befriending stress (and potentially…

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Food, Mood and Cognition
November 16, 2013

We recently got a useful update on this topic from one of the clinicians who works with us at Gateway Psychiatric….

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