What is Depression Homework? And Why do it?

depression homework

Depression homework is a series of tasks that you do on your own with the goal of recovering from depression.  It is not like school homework in that there is no grading and no “right” or “wrong” answers.  In fact the mere act of doing the depression homework is what …

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How to overcome depression

overcoming depression

Someone asked me how to overcome depression.  This was my answer: There are many things you can do to start overcoming clinical depression, and which ones work best for you will depend on your personality: Make a list of all the things that have ever brought you joy. Do one …

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Your Thyroid and Depression

If You Are Depressed: Get Your Thyroid Checked! If you are depressed, make sure you have gotten your thyroid checked.  There is a strong link between the thyroid and depression: sometimes when people are hypothyroid, they become depressed.  Hypothyroid just means your body is not producing enough of the thyroid hormones. …

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Best books on hypnosis

There are a lot of books on hypnosis out there, but there is a wide variation in the quality of the information available in those books.  Some provide the latest hypnotherapy techniques while others are simply a rehash of old and outdated information.  This post will point you in the …

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Clinical hypnotherapy for mental health, etc.

clinical hypnotherapy

Clinical hypnotherapy exists on the fringes of modern medicine. There is an abundance of anecdotal evidence that clinical hypnotherapy works well to treat a variety of psychological (and other) disorders. Also, there have been some scientific experiments to prove its validity as a method and the prestigious American Psychological Association …

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Rules of a Fair Fight in Relationships

rules of a fair fight

The rules of a fair fight are essential to a healthy, happy relationship because when we don’t follow them, conflict can become hurtful as well as off-topic and not fruitful.  When there is a clear, open line of communication, conflict is inevitable, and that is actually a good thing (I …

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Are you afraid to open up to your counselor?

opening up to counselor

I recently had a question from a person who was having difficulty opening up to her counsellor.  She could not even look her counselor in the eye and felt she was her counselor’s worst client. Opening up to a stranger can be strange I wonder how many people are in the …

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Grief: How to process the loss of everything from your car keys to your loved ones

processing loss

I wanted to take some time to write about loss because it is pervasive in our lives and yet many people do not stop to acknowledge it or even think about it.  Here, I am not just talking about the big, obvious losses like when a loved one passes away. …

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9 Assertiveness Techniques to use in any situation

It is important to be able to stand up for yourself using assertiveness techniques.  In my first article about assertiveness, I explained what assertiveness is and the difference between assertiveness and aggression.  In this article, I will expand on that and provide some specific assertiveness techniques and examples of how …

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Assertiveness Introduction: What is the Assertive Response?

assertive response

Assertiveness is one of my favorite topics because it offers a very concrete set of tools, which I will explain in this and other articles.  The exciting part about assertiveness is that once you truly master it, it will improve your communication with your friends, family, children, and business associates. …

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