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Managing Holiday Stress

Holiday Season Can Cause Stress The holiday season is upon us and with it, increased stress. Greeting cards and television programs make holiday events look so easy and careless; a fabulous meal, well-behaved family members, house guests with manners, gifts presented in flawless wrapping, and the list goes on.   How many times have we envisioned […]

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Spark Your Emotional Recovery with Exercise

Exercise Has Emotional Benefits Most of us are aware of the physical benefits of exercise. Lower blood pressure,  controlled weight, increased endurance etc. But less well known are the emotional benefits. Regular Exercise Can Improve Depression Decreased anxiety, improved sleep, greater self-confidence  and a renewed appreciation for the natural world are also attainable. Our concept […]

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Dr. Google, Health Anxiety , and Cyberchondria

Medical Anxiety Caused by Online Searches According to Wikipedia, cyberchondria refers to the unfounded escalation of concerns about common symptomology based on review of search results and literature online.  Cyberchondria is a growing concern among many healthcare practitioners as patients can now research any and all symptoms of a rare disease, illness or condition, and […]

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Help for Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder is the third most common psychiatric illness, and depending on the definition one uses- the incidence is believed to be anywhere from 5 to 13 percent of the population in the United States suffer from it in their lifetime. What is Social Anxiety? Social Anxiety manifests in various ways some of which […]

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Creating Renewal and Self-Care in 2015

The holiday rush includes the upcoming New Year, bringing with it a feeling of hope for renewal. Many seek self-improvement at this time, most commonly by getting in shape, losing weight, or setting goals of ways to be a better, more fulfilled person. Whether you are setting any grand goals or looking for simple changes, […]

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Anxiety Disorder Game III: Playing with Fire

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Pogo (Walt Kelly) We have been learning from Dr. Reid Wilson, a leader in the field of anxiety treatment, that anxiety disorder is not just a matter of experiencing anxiety. It is when the anxiety takes on a life of its own and starts to play […]

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The Anxiety Disorder Game II: Shifting The Game Plan

“…after looking everywhere for the Queen…[Alice] thought she would try the plan, this time, of walking in the opposite direction.  It succeeded beautifully.” Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass In Part I, we saw that disordered anxiety plays a game with certain rules, and that anxiety wins when the client plays by those rules. Ordinarily, anxiety is […]

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Coping With Illness Through Humor By Ralph Gilbert

The Lighter Side Of Prostate Cancer Ralph Gilbert, a successful Newton businessman, is striking back against prostate cancer with the best weapon a man can wield: his humor. He has owned and operated three Boston-area hotels and been president of Temple Emanuel in Newton. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture from M.I.T. These […]

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The Truth about Self-Harm

I have seen many female adolescent clients who admit that they cut themselves. To most people, self-harm sounds very scary, maybe weird, or even “crazy.” For my clients, it was often the first time they had spoken about it with anyone. Understandably, they feared others’ judgment. When their parents or guardians discovered what they were […]

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Coping with an Early Pregnancy Loss

From the moment of conception, most women start fantasizing about how their lives will change following the birth of their baby.  They begin to wonder about whether they will have a son or daughter, what their baby will look like, what kind of personality their baby will have, and what kind of toddler, child, and […]

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