“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde We have a natural tendency to blame ourselves when something goes wrong in our lives. This is because we have evolved to experience emotions like shame and regret, especially when we behave in a ways that violate the expectations of ourselves [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy’
Have you ever had the belief that, “I will never be happy?” Be honest. Maybe at one point in your life the thought had at least crossed your mind, or maybe this belief still persists today even as you read the words on this page. Because I’ll be honest with you, I have had this [...]
Black and white thinking can be the cause of many problems in our life. I remember a time when I was very depressed, and looking back, I can now see how my absolutist views were a big reason I couldn’t get out of the rut I was stuck in for so long.
“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 [...]
Much of our social anxiety is caused by an area in the brain called the amygdala. In this post I describe how the amygdala works to increase our anxiety and some treatments we can pursue to restructure and rewire our amygdalas. A lot of our social anxiety is affected by an area in the brain [...]