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Realigning Your Locus of Control

“Locus of control” is the extent to which individuals believe that they have control over an event in their lives. Having a more internal locus of control means we believe we have more control over the event. Having a more external locus of control means we believe that outside forces (other people, the environment, God, […]

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How Fictional Social Hierarchies Can Hurt Our Relationships

All societies and cultures have certain spoken and unspoken rules that influence how we judge people, label them, and rank their overall “value” in society. Those who we typically perceive as “high value” (like CEOs, celebrities, athletes, politicians, good-looking people, etc.) we place at the top of our social hierarchy, while those we typically perceive […]

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Slow Breathing Exercise for Reducing Anxiety

This article provides a step-by-step guideline for how to practice slow breathing in order to reduce long-term anxiety and increase relaxation. According to research, 1 in every 5 adults has an anxiety disorder that affects their ability to function effectively throughout their everyday life. Many of these individuals never seek treatment for their condition – […]

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How to use Exposure Therapy for Overcoming Social Anxiety

Exposure therapy is one of the most common therapies used today. It is a treatment for many different anxieties and phobias. In this post I will discuss how to use exposure therapy for overcoming social anxiety (as explained in Sean Cooper’s The Shyness and Social Anxiety System). What is exposure therapy? The main goal of […]

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Face-to-Face with Your Fear and Anxiety

“Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.” Mark Twain In many ways we may try to get rid of our fears and phobias by taking medication (or alcohol and drugs), going to psychotherapy, reciting affirmations, listening to hypnosis tapes, or by simply avoiding environments where we feel too […]

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