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Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better

Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better Possessing little self-regard can lead people to become depressed, to fall short of their potential, or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships. Too much self-love, on the other hand, results in an off-putting sense of entitlement and an inability to learn from failures. (It can also be a sign of clinical

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what is panic disorder

Panic Disorder What is Panic Disorder? Panic Disorder occurs when an individual who has had recurrent and unexpected panic attacks worries about having future panic attacks or is afraid of what might happen if he or she has another panic attack. Panic Disorder affects approximately 2% – 3% of the population.  It can occur at any age

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anger management

Anger Management Is it always bad to feel angry? Anger is a natural response to feeling attacked, injured or violated. It’s part of being human; it’s energy seeking expression. Our anger can be our friend. It helps us survive, giving us the strength to fight back or run away when attacked or faced with injustice. 

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what is assertiveness?

Assertive communication can strengthen your relationships, reducing stress from conflict and providing you with social support when facing difficult times. A polite word, but assertive – ‘NO’ to excessive requests from others will enable you to avoid overloading your schedule and promote balance in your life. Assertive communication can also help you handle difficult family, friends

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CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM

BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM First, I want to shake you out of the idea that you need certain things to feel confident. Most people make the mistake of thinking that they need superficial badges of success before they can feel good about themselves, things like money, a big house, the right job or the right

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resolving conflict

MANAGING AND RESOLVING CONFLICT IN A POSITIVE WAY Conflict is a normal, and even healthy, part of relationships. After all, two people can’t be expected to agree on everything at all times. Since relationship conflicts are inevitable, learning to deal with them in a healthy way is crucial. When conflict is mismanaged, it can harm

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couples therapy

COUPLES THERAPY & COUNSELING UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES – DISCOVERING OUR EMOTIONAL NEEDS – Men and women generally are unaware that they have different emotional needs. As a result they do not instinctively know how to support each other. Men typically give in relationships what men want, while women give what women want. Each mistakenly assumes

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contact student psychologist

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS Handling the difficult conversation requires skill and empathy, but ultimately, it requires the courage to go ahead and do it. The more you get into the habit of facing these issues squarely, the more adept you will become at it. If you’re unsure of how to best approach a crucial conversation,

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Am I depressed?

Am I depressed? What is depression: while we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects

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I AM NOT WEIRD, I AM GIFTED

I AM NOT WEIRD, I AM GIFTED Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read. Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school. When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything. F.W.Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store

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