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Posts Tagged ‘Reframing’

How Your Brain Reacts to Mistakes Depends on Your Mindset

One of the most powerful shifts in your mindset is thinking of mistakes as learning opportunities. Recently a study published in Psychological Science tried to investigate how this attitude affects our brains. Researchers first hooked up participants to an EEG in order to record electrical activity in the brain. They then had participants perform a […]

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10 Commonsense Tips for Increased Self-Esteem

I happen to think that healthy self-esteem is one of the most important attributes of a happy and productive person. My reasoning is simple: those who don’t believe in themselves automatically inhibit their potential by not thinking they are capable or deserving of achieving their values and goals in life. But those who do believe […]

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Social Anxiety and the Amygdala

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 […]

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Cancel Your RSVP to the Pity Party

Sometimes having a pity party is a lot easier than accepting responsibility and trying to make a conscious change in our lives. While I like to give ourselves permission to feel negative every now and then, a pity party is when we become addicted to these toxic emotions, and this can greatly inhibit our self-esteem […]

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How to Overcome Social Anxiety with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Everyone experiences a little bit of social anxiety depending on certain situations, but when we find that this anxiety impairs our ability to function in many everyday activities, then it may be time to seek out solutions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Social anxiety is a general or specific fear regarding social situations. Almost everyone […]

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