In: change

Getting Unstuck
November 14, 2017

When you find yourself unable to make progress towards a goal, it helps to know some tricks for “getting unstuck.” One…

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Feeling Trapped
September 30, 2017

Feeling trapped is one of the most painful emotional experiences. The need to escape from this place can sometimes lead us…

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Motivating Healthy Behavior Changes
July 9, 2017

What is the most effective way of motivating healthy behavior changes? And how does medical practice best  take advantage of information…

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Impatience Warning
July 8, 2017

Sometimes I wish that my depressed patients had more impatience. Eagerness for change when you have been depressed for a long…

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Tools for Change
Tools for Change
June 11, 2017

In my previous post I outlined the idea of “stages of change,” here I want to focus on some of the…

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Ready for Change
Ready for Change?
June 11, 2017

Getting Ready for Change The process of getting ready for change has been the focus of the research of James Prochaska…

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Hope and Self Efficacy – Gina
March 25, 2017

Believing you can create change in your life is the foundation for successfully making the change. Self efficacy is the sense that…

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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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Positive Change or Mania?
December 14, 2014

Charlie is concerned that by being too positive he will trigger mania. He has been hospitalized once a year and the pattern…

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Breathing Practices for Stress Relief
September 21, 2014

Breathing Techniques One of the oldest “self help” movements is based on breathing, helping us to use our breath, and how…

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The Power of Daily Rituals: A Morning Walk
September 4, 2014

What is the power of a morning walk? Even such a simple daily ritual can have profound effects on mood. After…

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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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Getting Things Done: Four Quadrants and Setting Priorities
August 8, 2014

First Things First The process of getting well, or of gaining or regaining a greater sense of confidence and control over…

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Mood Charting Part 1
July 24, 2014

“My medications work for a while and then they just stop working…” “I have tried everything and nothing works…” “I have…

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Self-Esteem: A Key Aspect of Mental Health
July 20, 2014

Much has been written about the topic of “self-esteem.” Sometimes the idea almost seems like one of those “buzz” words that…

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Mindfulness and Impermanency: The Practice of Acknowledging the Temporary – Arnrow
July 9, 2014

After reading this article by TV producer-turned-mindful meditation enthusiast, Mark Koberg, I have been reflecting on how my awareness of permanency,…

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Be Mindful of Keeping Your Mind Full of Good – Arnrow
June 30, 2014

Experience-dependent neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to learn, adapt, and evolve to not only our experiences, but also, and perhaps…

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Wholeness: Overcoming the War Within – Arnrow
June 26, 2014

I feel like there is a war within us– an internal battle between the different parts of us, tugging and pulling…

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Why Do We Procrastinate?
April 30, 2014

Procrastination may be related to impulsive decision making. This somewhat surprising finding is based on a large study of twins. Most modern explanations of…

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Internet Therapies Generate Interest
April 1, 2014

There is increasing interest in “apps” that can support mental health (one of our most enthusiastic readers recently posted a query…

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