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Top 10 Fears Of Americans – Video

What are you afraid of? See Americans' Top Ten Fears of 2016 according to Chapman University. Top 10 Fears of 2016 (From Chapman University)

Below is a list of the 10 fears for which the highest percentage of Americans reported being “Afraid,” or “Very Afraid.” (Chart from Chapman University website.) Fear
Fear Domain
% Afraid or Very Afraid
Corrupt government officials
Government Terrorist Attack
Manmade Disasters
41


Not having enough money for the future
Economic Terrorism
Crime
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Need Better Coping Skills? Therapy Can Help

Your Emotional Scaffolding: Developing Coping Skills The systematic, yet personal approach that I believe really works is a combination of the use of proven treatment methods and the therapist’s techniques. Effective therapists primarily use proven treatment methods supported by their own studiously developed personal techniques. Whenever possible (and that is the vast majority of the time), it's important for your therapist to first help you improve—or, if necessary, develop from scratch—your emotional scaffolding comprised of your coping skills and strategies, before digging up and exploring your past.
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How To Navigate The Self-Help Jungle

In Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture, author Jessica Lamb-Shapiro explains that the world of self-help is a mix of helpful and decidedly unhelpful. Without writing an expose, she reveals the, well, let's face it, tacky world of those self-help gurus who are in it for the bucks alone, and whose promises of salvation, or even maturation or actualization, are as thin as the dollar bills shelled out for them. She also identifies some possibly helpful self-help programs
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Travel Standing Still

I created the painting titled “Reconnecting” after returning home from a trip to New York. While I was there I couldn't help but notice that this is the view from practically every window in the city, and having seen a number of other artists versions of the urban landscape at galleries in Manhattan, I wanted to give it a try myself. The idea of the New York Times crossword puzzle and a cup of coffee came pretty easily. The next painting titled “Viewpoint” is a fantasy for me. I’m thinking location is somewhere in Tuscany. The style of the windows are distinctly European, and to make the room even more inviting, a kitty. Clearly this is a place I hope to visit one day! I don’t vacation often, and admit I do have some anxiety about traveling. My Windowscape paintings may be my way of seeing the world without the necessity of leaving my house! See Gazing At Calm and Shifting Emotions, two Therapy Soup posts featuring the work of artist Karen Hollingsworth. See more of the artist's work at KarenHollingsworth.com        
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3 Tips On Dealing With TRAVEL STRESS From Psychologist Dr. Joseph Cilona

Manhattan psychologist Dr. Joseph Cilona offers his advice for dealing with the stress of travel: Traveling often poses unique challenges for people with genuine mental health issues, as well as those with "issues" that may fall short of a clinical diagnosis. People with anxiety, panic, or that are coping without a lot of stress often find that traveling can trigger symptoms and make symptoms they normally experience much more frequent and intense. The most important factors are perceived pressure (often related to time) and irrational fears related to mishaps (e.g. lost luggage or delays) or calamity (e.g. plane crash).
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SOAR: A Breakthrough Treatment For Fear Of Flying

C.R. writes: Last year I wrote about SOAR, the online course for fearful flyers created by pilot and psychotherapist, Captain Tom Bunn. The course was terrific, only I didn't stick with it. I got very busy with work and even though I had potential flight plans, I didn't practice the exercises as I should have. To my surprise, however, I felt I had benefited, from what I did spend time on, especially Captain Tom's well-articulated explanations of the mechanics of flying, and his "jello" explanation of how a plane actually stays in the air. I found the classes on the gulf stream and weather really interesting, too. Thinking about flying had never been easier. I also began to re-up my meditation practice, hisbodedus, in which I specifically worked on issues around flying. And I began immersing myself in a course of spiritual study and prayer to alleviate anxiety and fears. Then I planned a trip half-way around the world, to the Former Soviet Union.
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Magical Thinking And Fear Of Flying

C.R. writes: There is an art, or rather a knack, to flying.  The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. —Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy The Douglas Adams quote is one of my favorites. I'm still doing my SOAR course and it is still working. You can read my first two posts (here and here). I'm slowing up a bit because my schedule recently got slammed and not in the way I intended (two fractured teeth, among other exciting adventures in discomfort.) Still, I know that overcoming this flying-fear is a serious goal and I am determined to focus on that goal. For me, the fist step is prayer, asking God for help in overcoming my fear. Then I get down to the taking the steps I need to take to get there. Several things Captain Tom Bunn (the pilot and social worker who created SOAR) has said that have helped me. Here are two of them:
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