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Mindfulness and Acceptance Can Ease Your Emotional Distress

Mindfulness is a two thousand year old traditional meditation practice for easing suffering and emotional distress.  The Buddha attributed suffering to our natural tendency to become attached to positive experiences, to try to prolong them, and to push away or avoid direct, open, and unguarded contact with what is unpleasant.  He taught mindfulness as a […]

Worry Too Much? – Sticky Thinking Drives Anxiety and Depression

Therapy for Anxiety and Panic Attacks Do You Worry Too Much? Sticky thinking is the culprit Sometimes we indulge in a moment or two of worry or feel a little down.   At other times, we might discover that negative thinking has a grip on us or that we’re really uptight or even panicky, our minds […]

Phobias: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Phobias

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Phobias   Phobias – the basics Phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobia, are fears of specific objects or of situations, events, or activities that lead phobia sufferers to avoid them or engage in them with trepidation. The elements of a phobia are anxious thoughts and avoidant behaviors. In order to be […]