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Archives for January, 2012

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Can Mindfulness Help Breast Cancer Survivors?

Depression can be a factor in the treatment of an array of different health problems.  It has an impact on the treatment of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.  Depression may not be the cause of these diseases, but it often co-occurs with them and can influence whether patients follow through on treatment recommendations.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training can help breast cancer survivors in their struggle with depression.

The number of women...
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DBT Diary Cards: There’s An App For That

Changing problem behaviors requires that you understand and investigate what is happening when the behavior occurs.  When you discuss problems in therapy, it’s critical to know if you are sad when you have the urge to self-injure or feeling threatened when you take a drink.  Information about how you think and feel when you are most vulnerable is essential to the therapy process.

Most often behaviors such as self-destructiveness, aggression, substance use problems...
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Are You on Your Priority List?

What does your to-do list look like?  Is it filled with household chores and work obligations?  Is much of your time spent taking care of the needs of others—children, a partner, elderly parents?  Are you someone who says ‘yes’ to helping out with the PTO fundraiser, putting together that extra presentation at work or organizing the family get together?

These are all valuable things to do and many of them may...
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Eating, Motivation, Thinking, Emotion and Your Body Language

It’s the time of year where many think about making changes, renewing efforts to improve our lives and resolving to feel better this year.  It’s also a time of reflection.  Reflecting on the past year, where we’ve been, what obstacles we’ve overcome and which we still struggle with.

As I considered the past year, I looked back over posts I had written and found 5 that captured some of the struggles...
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