What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

This psychological intervention blends two complementary approaches: acceptance and mindfulness strategies commitment and behavior change strategies The goal of such a combination is psychological fle [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Relaxation Exercises and Breathing Techniques to Help with Anxiety

Anxiety. The word itself can make one experience its symptoms. If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. Over 18 percent of U.S. adults report experiencing at least a 12-month prevalence of anxiety, and nearly 23 percent of these reported cases are categorized as “severe.” Perhaps the most disturbing trend of all is the average age of onset: 11. […]

By | April 5th, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments

Understanding the Origins of Perfectionism

One of the more insidious effects of early childhood difficulty is perfectionism.  Perfectionism takes many forms, but hinges on unrealistic or unattainable ideals for ourselves, others, and the world. Constant striving for an illusory, perfect world can lead to relationship conflicts, burnout and fatigue in our pursuits, and a deep sense of anger and frustration about ourselves or others when reality fails to live up to our lofty vision. […]

By | January 7th, 2015|Anxiety, Trauma|2 Comments