Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

Should I Be Afraid of My Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

Our next webinar will be broadcast on July 24, 2019. See the registration link on our Facebook page (Behavioral Sciences of Alabama). Should I Be Afraid of My Thoughts? Should I be afraid of unwanted, intrusive thoughts about hurting someone or experience thoughts that go against my values, moral system and make me anxious? What…

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UTILITY ANALYSIS OF THOUGHTS & BELIEFS* PLUS COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING = MORE RATIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL THINKING

David Barnhart, EdD Emotional and behavioral change begins with improving self-awareness. Self-awareness is a component of emotional intelligence that can be improved through a process of monitoring and analysis. What triggers stress? What are the emotions we feel? What thoughts or beliefs are associated with the trigger? Thoughts include what we remember, what we imagine,…

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Resetting Sleep

Sleep is fundamental to good mental and physical health. Sleep is the first item on our symptom checklist when you come to our office to complete paperwork. Sleep deprivation affects working memory and attention, and makes it difficult to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. I frequently hand this out to my clients and patients. When…

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Exposure Still Proves To Be The Best Therapy for Panic

Panic is severe anxiety with extreme fear that comes on unexpectedly and makes a person feel “out of control.”  In the latest copy of the Psychotherapy Net Worker, Dr. Reid Wilson, at the UNC School of Medicine discusses his successful exposure practice and protocol.  Counselors at Behavioral Sciences of Alabama have also found this protocol…

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Diagnosing Attention-Deficit Disorder from the Internet

A young woman told me she referred herself for counseling because she thought she had adult onset Attention-Deficit Disorder. She couldn’t keep her attention focused, kept forgetting things, and got distracted easily. It turned out she didn’t have ADD at all, but suffered from overwork and stress related to sustaining her full-time job and single…

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“I’m a little bit OCD about this!”

You may have said this about some aspect of daily life when you feel a little more picky about getting something done right. Our culture has more awareness of OCD and the use of the term has crept into daily usage. People use the term “tongue-in-cheek,” but true OCD can become quite debilitating. Next week…

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