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
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.
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
In today’s society, adults face many challenges in their daily lives. With demanding schedules, the struggle to maintain a work-life balance and increasing mental health concerns, a greater number of adults are reaching out for therapeutic assistance to help them cope with their day to day lives and break down their barriers to happiness. With … Continue reading Individual Therapy in San Diego- CBT
Our thoughts and feelings are powerful- how you perceive your world has a strong impact on our body chemistry. Established studies have shown cognitive behavioral therapy works at least as well as antidepressants in helping people with mild to moderate depression! The goal of cognitive therapy is learning to recognize then correct negative automatic thoughts … Continue reading Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Volunteering is a great way to show you care about the world around you. It boosts morale in your community and provides opportunities to enrich the lives of others. While all of this sounds very selfless, there are valuable, selfish reasons to volunteer too. Sounds a little strange, right? Well, it is true! Volunteering benefits … Continue reading Combat the Holiday Blues by Helping Others
I previously discussed how the company you keep dictates your mood and can cause feelings of depression. Your next question might be if this holds true when you are around positive people too. The answer is yes! Have you ever noticed how a movie with a smiling, joking comedian will bring about great laughter and … Continue reading Positivity Is Contagious Too!
Do you find the company you keep dictates your mood? Have you have spent time around an unhappy individual only to find yourself feeling down? What if I told you spending time with someone who is blue can affect more than just your mood? If that person is facing depression, you risk experiencing depression too. … Continue reading You Can ‘Catch’ Depression