It’s that time of year where every other blog post is about gratitude. ‘Tis the season, right? According to David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who has inspired generations with his inspirational message about finding gratitude in every moment ... Read More
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed!
5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress
If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ... Read More
What is Psychotherapy?
Good news! You don’t have to lie on a couch and blame your mother for all life’s problems. Psychotherapy is the process of meeting with a therapist, if it’s with me – a psychologist, to resolve ... Read More
The “Teacher” called “Emotional Suffering”
How you receive this Truth is the level of your current openness and receptivity. Emotional Suffering is the psychological resistance/ the psychological layer that is created through non-acceptance by the Mind. ... Read More
How do you transform the relationship you have with your emotions? I recommend several different techniques and the rationale behind them. I will be succinct and straight forward in my recommendations, all of which fall into the category of “Mind Training” or ... Read More
If you are stressed out, experience symptoms of trauma or have PTSD, you may try to deal with your problems through avoidance and other negative ways of coping that cause more harm than good. This is called negative coping. Negative coping means you ... Read More
OMG STRESSED OUT
Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is a caused by traumatic stress and lasts at least 3 days to 1-month.
The DSM-5 manual states that stressful events which do not include severe and traumatic components do not lead to Acute Stress Disorder . Acute Stress ... Read More
When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of awesome power. Positive active coping with trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless, not a victim, and like a Warrior.
• Active coping ... Read More
Mental health reactions after disaster, like the recent hurricanes and earthquakes look very much like trauma reactions.
Disasters can cause a full range of mental, emotional, and physical reactions. You may also react to problems that occur after the event, as well as ... Read More