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Posts Tagged ‘Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy’

A Simple Trick to Help Downplay Your Negativity

We all have “positive” and “negative” traits about ourselves – things we like about ourselves vs. things we don’t really like. Accepting both sides is important for being honest with ourselves. It’s important to be aware of both your strengths and weaknesses. No one’s perfect – everyone’s a mixed bag – and recognizing that can […]

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7 Ways to Connect More With Your Emotional Self

For many of us, it can be hard to properly express our emotions. We tend to either keep our emotions bottled up and not show them to anyone, or they overflow and spill out in unhealthy and unexpected ways. In our society, emotions are often seen as a sign of weakness. They are viewed as […]

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We’re All Hypnotized: How to Override Your Automatic Behaviors

You’re only conscious of a small fraction of your thoughts, emotions, habits, and choices. The rest of it happens in your brain unconsciously, without any effort on your part. In this way, a lot of us are hypnotized for most of the time. We don’t make many conscious choices about what we say or do, […]

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Question Your Feelings

One of the first pillars of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. This is the process of better understanding your feelings through self-observation and self-inquiry. It requires that we look at our emotions from an objective viewpoint, and then be honest about what’s causing them and how they are influencing our actions. Emotions guide human behavior. They […]

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The Healthy Challenge of Explaining Your Own Beliefs

If you can’t explain to others why you believe the things you do, then it’s unlikely you can explain your beliefs to yourself – and that’s not a good sign. It’s odd, but a lot of people seem to not know exactly what they believe until they are called upon to describe those beliefs and […]

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