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Are you thinking yourself into depression?

Jayme Albin, Ph. D – Psychologist and Expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, offering  therapy New York NY discusses rumination techniques and Cognitive Therapy. Often times people will over think themselves into maintaining or causing a state of depression.  This is because  when we feel feel sad or worried our brain wants to explore the “why” and as … Continue reading Are you thinking yourself into depression?

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7 Assertion Strategies that can help you avoid a disagreement from turning into a FIGHT!

Being assertive is the most effective way to communicate our feelings and opinions especially when we don’t necessarily agree with others around us. However, it is also one of the most difficult communication styles to achieve partially because when we become aroused (excited, angry or anxious) we are less likely to use conscious thought and be conscientious in our approach…we are more likely to bark out commands or become defensive in our tone. The second reason why being assertive is often neglected is because of lack of practice. When we practice a new skill we create new mental habits and therefore improve the likelihood we will call upon it during times of distress.

Here are 7 simple, but highly effective strategies to use when you are looking to make a request from another and voice a different or negative opinion

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Staying Conscious of your Mood and Mind

Be aware since -even small irritations or stressor influence how we process information and therefore effecting automatically your thinking style. Think about how quickly at times you can go from an open attitude to a defensive one. When we feel stressed it effects how you perceive the world and your own existence . Most likely you will see things are more threatening and problematic until your emotions simmer.

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Stop the Holiday Indulgent Cycle

Holidays are a special time of year, where many of us travel home and gather with family members or old familiar friends. It’s also a time of year where bad habits surface and healthy habits tend to disappearespecially when it comes to the consumption of food, alcohol, cigarettes as well as spending too much money on gifts.

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Stop Procrastination: An Interview with Dr. Jayme Albin, of “Ask The Cognitive Behavior Therapist”!

Procrastination is more than just being lazy or inability to follow through, its about self control problems and a belief that there is one ideal way to approach a problem or task.

If you are looking to work towards overcoming these habits the first place to start is by UNDERSTANDING your mental rules and automatic thoughts that overlay your behavior and then DECIDING FIRMLY to do something about it.

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