Human beings are social animals. Ever since we started roaming this planet, we have thrived by living in groups. Social connections were so important for our ancestors that their survival depended on them.
Our quality of relationships directly impacts our wellbeing. Having an intimate bond with your partner can bring out the best in both of you. However — no matter how good or bad — all relationships experience some ups and downs.
You have goals, ambitions, and dreams, but sometimes it can feel as if life’s running in a loop and you’re not getting anywhere. Feeling stuck is something the majority of us experience from time to time.
All of us put off our important tasks from time to time. In moderation, it is normal and this doesn’t affect our lives. However, if you often find yourself not working when the deadline is looming and cursing yourself later on, then you might have a problem on your hands.
Be sure to get enough rest every day by going to bed at the same time every night, avoid any kind of caffeine later in the day and be sure turn off all electronics at least an hour before bedtime as bright lights delay melatonin production. Melatonin helps lower your body temperature to prepare you for sleep.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression is a condition in which you experience intense mood swings. One moment, you’re happy and ecstatic, you become extremely hopeful and get an exaggerated sense of self-confidence and invincibility.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is goal-oriented, problem-solving and predominantly emphasizes the present. During the session you’ll work with your therapist in Beverly Hills or Laguna Beach, CA to break down your thoughts, physical feelings, actions and together find appropriate solutions.
Let’s face it together as a team; life can often feel rather harsh and overwhelming, even hurtful at times.
When you’re just feeling stuck, tired, quite frustrated, and frankly sick of how your life and interpersonal relationships are going, change may often seem like a veritable impossibility.
Among the different primal human emotions, anger is perhaps the most destructive one. Whether it’s a small annoyance or full-fledged rage, we all feel angry from time to time. It clouds our judgment and the ability to think accurately, and often the decisions made under the influence of anger cause damage and regret later on.
Are you having a hard time relating to your children, or finding it difficult or nearly impossible to communicate with your family or in your marriage? Perhaps at times you find yourself at odds with your boss, or having difficulty connecting with colleagues and at times feeling like an outsider.
Many believe that we can only become addicted to substances that wield a physical effect on the body such as alcohol or drugs, yet many other activities have the potential to become addictions including obsessive gambling, compulsive shopping, using the internet persistently to access porn, and even compulsively having sex with strangers, massage parlors or prostitutes.
Occasionally we can all feel rather sad, disillusioned or just fed up. While these are feelings are certainly understandable and relatable reactions to stressful incidents and unpleasant experiences, it is also rather common to feel them for no reason at all.
Depression, anxiety as well as low self-esteem and addiction are significant issues which can often affect each and every one of us, regardless of our sexual orientation. Yet, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals, the sources of mental anguish are both wide and far-reaching.
Sleep is an essential component of our physical and mental functioning and well-being. It allows our body and mind to recharge and process the events of our increasingly stressful as well as complicated lives, leaving us feeling refreshed, energized and hopefully prepared for yet another day.
A healthy dose of self-esteem and self-confidence is crucial in life – especially at work as well as in our relationships – however, unpleasant events such as repetition and boredom or relationship breakdowns can have a fairly significant impact on our sense of self-worth and how the world sees and responds to us.
When you are free of excessive stress, worry and depression, anxiety, addictions, and other mental health problems, you are better able to live your life on your terms and make the most of your choices and decisions.
Nobody’s life is a bed of roses all the time. Sometimes you step on some rather prickly thorns and other times you might even question your ability to go on another day in the same old way… Seeking professional help can be intimidating and uncomfortable…yet it doesn’t have to be that way.
Groups very often have about four to 10 participants, and usually meet every week for approximately 90 minutes. These groups can have a pre-determined existence of couple of months or be open-ended and last many years, with many members staying for the duration if they so choose.