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Eliminate Self-Defeating Behaviors

Eliminate Self-Defeating Behaviors

Eliminate Self-Defeating Behaviors Promote Healthy Life Giving Behaviors Using Your Personality Strengths What Are Self-Defeating Behaviors  Self-defeating behaviors are on-going unhealthy negative patterns of behaviors such as the following:  stress reactions, negative binge thinking, smoking, self-medicating, substance abuse, poor nutrition, overweight, inactive lifestyle, emotional eating, poor sleep hygiene, toxic relationships, co-dependency, anger, perfectionism, Type A…

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Stress Risk Autoimmune diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases: Long-term psychological stress can deteriorate multiple bodily systems. Stress hormone levels are elevated and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) becomes dysregulated resulting in impairment of immune system functioning.   Stress can lead to increased autoimmune disease activity and trigger exacerbations of autoimmune diseases or make individuals more prone to acquiring…

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Social Rejection Hurts. Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps

Social Rejection Hurts. Mindfulness Therapy Helps

Social Rejection Hurts Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps. Brain activation changes. Reduced Social Distress and Social Anxiety. Social rejection can have a myriad of negative outcomes. Social rejection, exclusion, and isolation affects a person’s emotional, mental, and physical health as well as their interpersonal relationships. Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT)…

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Therapy for Depression

Therapy for Depression. How does it Help ?

How Does Psychotherapy Help Those with Depression? There are several scientifically proven approaches to therapy for depression that help people recover. These include cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic.  Psychotherapy for depression offers people the opportunity to identify the factors that contribute to their depression and to deal effectively with the psychological, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, and…

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