X
 
Archive by category: Self-HelpReturn

Options for managing problem drinking

posted on
Persons coping with mental health issues such as depression, bipolar, and anxiety sometimes use alcohol as a way of coping with symptoms. This obviously can cause problems but it may not always lead to addiction. Even still, a person might recognize that the use of alcohol is becoming problematic, but not see herself as "an alcoholic", and may not meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence. This person might not want to attend AA for a variety of reasons. This article ta...
Read More
|

One Woman's Experience with Moderation Drinking

posted on
Here's an article from Oprah's magazine about a woman who grew up with an alcoholic father, and eventually found herself not happy with her relationship with alcohol. She started working Moderation Management's program. Here's the link to Moderation Management's home page.
Read More
|
We all have urges to do things that aren't in our best interest long term, whether that is overeating, refusing to eat, self harm, suicide or alcohol/drug use. Learning to recognize urges as urges (which may be very strong and compelling) but not as mandates or musts, takes a bit of work. One skill that can be helpful is called Disarm. It stands for Destructive Self-talk Awareness and Refusal Method.  This is a cognitive behavioral technique that asks us to identify the though...
Read More
|

Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

posted on
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a great resource for families. It's called Family Check UP and addresses the 5 following topics, providing resources for how to talk with your family about each:  Communication Encouragement Negotiation Setting Limits SupervisionFrom NIDA's website: "These five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progressi...
Read More
|

How to get a good nights sleep?

posted on
In today’s competitive world, sleep is more of a luxury than a necessity. Sleep is important for the well being, both emotionally and physically for an individual. Insufficient sleep or no sleep has long lasting health and psychological disorders. If you have been experiencing insomnia, it may be due to a number of factors, including stress, anxiety or depression. In order to address your sleep problem, it is best to consult an experienced psychologist who can help you change your behaviou...
Read More
|

How to improve your memory?

posted on
It has been believed for centuries that as we grow older, our brain functions continue to deteriorate, which also impacts and weakens our memory. However, recent medical researches and experiments have proved that our brain has the ability to grow new neurons, even as we age, a process known scientifically as neuroplasticity. The mental health of a person depends vastly on how active the person is – physically and mentally. If you keep forgetting things too quickly, or have noticed a sharp...
Read More
|

Anxiety treatment for better tomorrow

posted on
Anxiety is something that exists in everyone’s life to a certain extent, and in a way it is medically known to be helpful as well. Because, anxiety helps us stay alert and be reactive to our circumstances, whether joyful or painful. However, when the anxiety reaches the stage where it overwhelms you mentally and physically and affects your normal routine of life, you need the help of a clinical psychologist.Whether it is social phobia, specific phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, gener...
Read More
|

Get the most out of your work day

posted on
There are many emotional issues that find a corner in our heart, and refuse to die down. With time, these issues can transform into a sort of emotional tumor that impacts negatively on our daily life, such as lack of concentration, enthusiasm, self respect, will to change, encouragement, and so on. These issues can spiral into our lives in various ways and gets channelled into other zones, which can create problems in the relationships, professional life, and health.Individual treatment is often...
Read More
|

Cigarette Smoking is Now Linked to More Diseases

posted on
Last week the New England Journal of Medicine released a report on the risks of smoking. In addition to the diseases long known to be related to smoking, there were many others that showed a link to smoking. Among these were renal failure, hypertensive heart disease, infections, various respiratory diseases, breast and prostate cancers. If you would like help to quit smoking, please talk to your provider, or go to projectfilter.org.  Project Filter is Idaho’s Tobac...
Read More
|
I came across this article from The Atlantic, printed last year. The title is For Depression, Prescribing Exercise before Medication, and talks about the research about exercise as a way to lift depression, before medication.  One point the article makes is that as a society, we are told, and perhaps believe, the 'cure' for depression is a pill. One psychiatrist in the article wryly stated, "There are no televised pharmaceutical ads for running." Perhaps if ...
Read More
|
Page 2 of 4 [2]
 

Send Us A Message

  • *
  • *
  • *

Ready to Make an Appointment?

Contact Today

Have you or a loved one benefited from our services?

Review Us