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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

Not having enough money for the future
Economic Terrorism
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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...
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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...
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Travel Standing Still

Reconnecting by Karen Hollingsworth

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...
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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...
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SOAR: A Breakthrough Treatment For Fear Of Flying


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...
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