In: anxiety

Fear of Catastrophe
Fear of Catastrophe
August 13, 2017

How to respond to the fear of catastrophe? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these days. Fear of catastrophe has…

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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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Nature and Wellbeing – Gina
June 5, 2017

Nature and Wellbeing Many patients I work with speak of the value that nature plays in their lives and I can…

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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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Potential Catastrophe
October 12, 2016

What to do when catastrophe seems to loom just around the corner? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these…

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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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Mood Charting for Complicated Problems
December 3, 2015

Mood Charting for Complicated Problems Lucy is a single woman who is a professor of anthropology at a local university. She is in her late…

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Centering
October 17, 2015

Feeling scattered and distracted is such a common experience in our lives these days. Rick Hanson talks about getting centered in…

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St. John’s Wort for Depression
August 5, 2015

A recently published study raises questions about whether the natural supplement St. John’s wort is actually associated with fewer adverse effects…

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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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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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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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Accepting Uncertainty
August 16, 2014

We are often trapped more by what we think about how things should be, or “have to be,” than by the reality…

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Quitting Smoking Improves Mood
April 2, 2014

A study published in the British Medical Journal reports that quitting smoking had a simillar positive effect on mood as an…

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Medications for Anxiety
February 24, 2014

A writer we have been seeing for about a year for depression and bipolar sent me an email yesterday – “I…

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Media Makes PTSD Much Worse
February 3, 2014

It was a sunny October day in 1989. Game 3 of the Battle of the Bay baseball World Series between…

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