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Anxiety Disorders

Hypnosis and Performance

Hypnosis has been a useful tool for improving performance. Over the past 35 years, I have had the opportunity to work with performing artists, athletes, business persons and students who were looking to either enhance their performance or reduce anxiety, worry and fear associated...
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress

Cognitive Behavior Therapy has been used to treat a great many types of conditions and disorders. Among the most devastating emotional conditions is post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. When experienced early on in life it can significantly alter the course of...
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Coping with Post Traumatic Stress

With two wars, natural disasters and high rates of crime, and serious accidents of all kinds, more and more individuals are coping with post traumatic stress symptoms. The nightmares, panic attacks and related symptoms of post traumatic stress can impact on every aspect of a...
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Coping with Pressure

Coping with pressure is one of the most sought after abilities that individuals seek. The finals of the Wimbledontennis finals was a great example of how two top athletes successfully coped with pressure. Even though one lost and the other won, both men displayed an amazing...
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The Evidence on EMDR

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is widely used as a psychological treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD). Developed by psychologist, Dr. Francine Shapiro, it is used by therapists of many different orientations. As a cognitive behavioral...
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Caregiver Stress Guilt

Living and working in South Florida, many friends, colleagues and clients have gone through or are going through the stress of taking care of elderly parents. While this process is inherently stressful, adult children of the elderly often give themselves a problem about their...
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Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a sub set of “performance anxiety”, and can be defined as an “ excessive and/or exaggerated worry over taking a test or fears about its consequences.” Many “good students” who perform well in class, study and prepare for the test often don’t perform up to what...
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Cognitive Therapy for Substance Abuse

Cognitive Therapy for Substance abuse and RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (REBT) have a long history of helping individuals overcome addictions and substance abuse problems. In fact it was Jack Trimpy, the founder of Rational Recovery, (the first alternative substance abuse...
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Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are in high demand.There are several promising psychological treatments  for Post traumatic stress disorder.  Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  is commonly associated with combat stress and the horrors of war. While many combat...
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Stress Reduction Through Music

Our culture is full of both Stress and Music .As a psychologist who works with many stressed out people I have studied Stress Reduction Through Music  A well known phrase is, “Music calms the savage beast.” As we were stuck in traffic heading up to Maine, I found...
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