The extra demands combined with the typical stress around the holidays can cause most of us to fall into the trap rigid thinking and the belief that life should be idyllic. If you struggle with anxiety, this season can be an especially difficult time. Perfectionism is something cognitive behavioral therapists see often. Here are some good … Continue reading 4 CBT Based Tips for Overcoming Perfectionism
Look around in any store and you’ll find early reminders of what’s ahead of us- spending quality time with we people love, great food, awesome parties, and the list goes on. Of course, these are what we all hope our holiday season will be made of, but that’s not always the case. Even in … Continue reading How to Keep the ‘Happy’ in Your Holidays – Part 1 in a 4-Part Series
We’ve all heard that one of the greatest ways to combat everyday feelings of stress, poor concentration and anxiety is to meditate. Research has proven that this magic state literally changes our brain, as outlined in this Washington Post article. While it’s true that meditation is a powerful antidote to many of the everyday maladies … Continue reading Can’t Meditate? Think Again: 10 of the Best CBT Hacks to Shift your Brain Into Bliss
It’s sunblock and swimsuit time in San Diego! Most of us are making sure we have our summer essentials in place, and pretty soon it will be time do your favorite summer activities! Like clockwork, my clients begin to express anxiety about an upcoming pool party or BBQ where they may be wearing a lot … Continue reading What it Takes to Succeed at Losing Weight: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach
When your brain is primed to be positive, it performs 31% more productively than when it is negative, neutral, or stressed. With the happiness advantage, your intelligence, creativity, and energy levels rise. That said, it makes much more sense to focus on how happiness leads to success, instead of the other way around.
We all face personal circumstances that create unhelpful worry and stress. Distraction distraction techniques and working out the worst case scenario are key cognitive behavioral therapy interventions that can help.
According to a recent Gallup poll, more than 51-percent of Americans want to lose weight, but only about 25-percent have found a way to seriously work toward their goal of shedding pounds and losing inches. Diets are complex, and most weight loss plans either do not work or work slowly, meaning results are not seen … Continue reading Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Doing it Differently This Time
When you make the decision to lose weight, you probably think about cutting calories, reducing fat or carbohydrates and increasing your daily exercise. While these are all excellent strategies for getting rid of those excess pounds and many doctors recommend them, we continue to be a country plagued by obesity and the health problems that … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Weight Loss
CBT helps individuals to become aware of their negative thought patterns and self-doubt, learn how to behave proactively when faced with anxiety-inducing situations and feel empowered to utilize their most effective coping strategies and develop new ones.
Think about the last encounter you had with a friend or co-worker where you discussed sleep. You probably said something like, “You wouldn’t believe how tired I am! I only slept for five hours last night.” Your friendly likely responded with, “That’s nothing! I only got three hours of sleep.” Examining this interaction, one would … Continue reading The Importance of Sleep – What You Need to Know