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Optimism and Stress: What the Research Says

Wednesday, March 7, 2018,
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“Every cloud has a silver lining,” “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” or “count your blessings” are all familiar sayings that reflect the common sense understanding that being optimistic works in our favor; it helps protect us against the challenges of stressful and demanding life situations. Society has an innate grasp of the value of optimism knowing that “a glass half full” approach to life will bolster us and take us much further than a pessimistic or ”glass half empty” perspective. In a previous article of mine, I introduced the concept of optimism and explored how it can be used as an effective tool for managing stress. This article offers some insights into the links between stress and optimism in terms of what the research has to say. How does an optimistic demeanor actually influence our capacity to manage stress? What are the mechanisms through which the impact is felt?

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TMS Informed

Tuesday, March 6, 2018,
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You are likely beginning to hear the whispers of TMS which stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. You are probably also noticing that the whispers are getting louder, and from what we know about the use of TMS in Europe and in Asia, that is not likely to change in our lifetime.

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Youth Initiative In Northern Pakistan Addresses the Issue of Suicide

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Categories: Behavioral Health
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Behavioral health is a matter of importance all across the world. Cultural and social variances change the way people talk about and treat mental illness, which tends to complicate things. But at the same time, the differences offer new perspectives and never-before-considered treatment options.  RecoveryView.com is interested in international perspectives and interviewed Zar Nigar Tojik to learn about what is being done for mental health in the Northern areas of the country of Pakistan where politics and violence have had the effect of creating personal and social turbulence, and where suicide rates are high.

 

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It’s Still There (My Hidden Bottle)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016,
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Here is a story, Mark’s story-- his second. Struggling with addiction is not an easy thing to do. From a cognitive-behavioral therapy point of view, Mark is learning that it takes serenity to accept that he does not control things outside of himself – the he, she, it, them.

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Suzanne Jessee

Monday, May 4, 2015,
Categories: Behavioral Health
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Suzanne Jessee is the creator of Neurogenesis Meditative Therapy (NMT), a new clinical system that incorporates current knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as mindfulness practices.  Scientific advances that demonstrate how thoughts and meditations can affect the regeneration of neuronal pathways have directly informed Jessee’s invention of this new therapeutic style.

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Super Bowl 2014

Monday, January 12, 2015,
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Here is a story, Marks story. Struggling with addiction is not an easy thing to do. From a cognitive-behavioral therapy point of view, Mark is learning that it takes serenity to accept that he does not control things outside of himself the he, she, it, them. It takes courage to change the three things that he does control his own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. And, it takes real wisdom to know the difference. As a take on what Aristotle has said about anger, I like to apply his words to abstinence: Anyone can become sober. That is easy. But to be sober with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not easy.  Please enjoy Marks story as a true effort to change ones thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

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Compassion Attentiveness – A new therapeutic style

Saturday, August 30, 2014,
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Addicts in psychotherapy are often ambivalent about whether they are ready to act compassionately, even if their own recovery depends on it. You may ask, what could possibly cause ambivalence in the area of compassion?

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Denial: Is it Always Pathological?

Monday, September 16, 2013,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Behavioral Health
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Denial is a word that people in recovery use often. It refers to an addict denying his own increasing use and abuse and its affect on his life and the lives of those around him, or an enabler denying the progression and impact of an addict’s escalating addiction.

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Childhood Trauma and the Wheel of Trauma and Addiction

Monday, September 16, 2013,
Author: Anonym
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Feelings happen in the body. That’s why when we’re stressed out psychologically we experience it physically.

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FORGIVENESSS INTERVENTIONS

Monday, September 16, 2013,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Behavioral Health
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Rather than an endgame, forgiveness is important and beneficial because it motivates us to work through the powerful feeling and thought patterns that block it.

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