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anxiety

The Exposure Myth

The exposure myth, occasionally perpetrated by psychotherapists themselves, is the belief that by exposing a hidden neglect or trauma (usually one that occurred in childhood), or even an external, physical cause (such as extreme stress or substance abuse), all the patient’s problems will be solved. Suddenly, the patient’s life will become meaningful and happy.

When patients talk about painful events, they are at their most vulnerable. They don’t yet know how to
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Addiction

How To Be Happy. Is It Really This Simple?

The key to true happiness is, according to a recent study, giving. But is it really that simple?

Being generous, according to this study*, leads to measurable changes in brain activity and neural connectivity in specific regions associated with happiness.

Fifty subjects were divided into two groups. Each group (which ended up being 24 subjects due to exclusions) was told they would be receiving 25 Swiss francs a week over the upcoming four weeks.

One group agreed to spend the money...
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General

18 Reasons Trying To Help Others Can Be A Mixed Bag

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Giving to others can affect us deeply, both positively and not so positively depending on the situation.

Where do you draw the line drawn between over-the-top giving (emotional, material, etc.) and true charity or kindness?

Where is the line drawn between catering to unreasonable demands and making the positive choice to keep peace?

Placating vs. peacemaking?

Surrendering? Appeasing?

Trying to be everything to others, or being a "rock" when you feel like a pebble inside.

Are you trying to make everyone else...
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anxiety

Feeling Stressed? The Checklist

Stress can contribute to many health issues, including, but not limited to:

Mental health disorders (such as depression and anxiety)
Obesity
Heart disease
High blood pressure
Abnormal heartbeats
Acne and other skin problems

Are you dealing with too much stress?  This checklist contains signs that may show you are under stress. Whether or not you can check off items on this list, if you feel you are under too much stress, speak to a friend, family member, doctor, or clergy member. Sometimes, just...
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Children

Teenage Rebellion & Parental Freak Outs

Reported on : "In a study, teens rarely talked to their parents about potentially risky online experiences. Parents and children often have much different perceptions of and reactions to the same online situations. Some of these situations may include cyberbullying, sexual exchanges and viewing inappropriate content online."

"When you asked why teens didn't talk to their parents, a lot of times they mention risky situations, which they didn't think were a big deal, but they add...
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