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.
Plenty of parents call me this time of year, exhausted and tell me, “my teen needs therapy stat!” or “I was fine raising my child but now that he/she’s an adolescent I’m at a loss”. Parenting a teenager is a new and scary experience for most, and to shift how you interact with your children … Continue reading Two Simple Approaches to Get Out of the Power Struggle with your Teen
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.
In the State of California, most clinical interns (IMF, ASW, PCCI) can receive their supervision via teleconferencing. This move is allowing interns to break some of the past barriers to obtaining hours, and also grants more freedom to find a clinical supervisor that meets your needs....regardless of distance! Am I able to receive supervision via videoconferencing? … Continue reading FAQs:Receiving Clinical Supervision Online
Over the years, I've found that there are some questions that I've asked time and again about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and how it works. Thought I'd share them with you- please comment if there are others you'd like me to address in future blogs! What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? The theory behind cognitive behavioral … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions about CBT
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
How Can Hypnotherapy Help My Child? Teenagers suffer from anxiety in much the same way as their parents and other adults, even when living in loving homes and surrounded by supportive family and friends. While the actual concern that brings about the anxiety may be different, many of their emotional and physical symptoms are similar … Continue reading Hypnotherapy for Teenage Anxiety
Anxiety occurs when a certain stimulation or event causes us to behave apprehensively. It offers a form of self-protection and often triggers our fight or flight response so that we take action when faced with dangerous, unhealthy or unsafe situations. While anxiety in and of itself is not unhealthy, and can even be beneficial, it … Continue reading Hypnosis for Anxiety
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
Significant life events and the day-to-day grind sometimes leave us vulnerable to negative self talk and stuck emotions. A sort of counter-productive programming can occur in the subconscious mind and become so ingrained that we are no longer aware that the negativity exists at all. These counterproductive thoughts often cause individuals to become depressed, anxious, … Continue reading 8 Ways Hypnotherapy Can Help You