Psychological science has a great term for understanding where we focus our thoughts: confirmation bias. Confirmation Bias is basically our tendency to search for, or interpret, information that confirms our perception. So, if you are having thoughts that you aren’t good enough, then you will pay attention to situations in which your thoughts are confirmed […]
What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is a common medical condition in the United States that is caused from a variety of injuries and illnesses. Chronic pain is very complex and difficult to treat; usually people have better results when a variety of approaches are used, such as medication, psychotherapy, physical therapy or other form of movement/exercise, and even, […]
“It’s All in Your Head”: A Half Truth
Many people with chronic health conditions, such as chronic pain, migraines, Fibromyalgia, and gastrointestinal disorders, might be told that their symptoms are “all in your head” when traditional medicine can’t provide answers. Hearing this can be very frustrating, but this statement may only be a “half-truth”. There are many medical conditions that are difficult to evaluate, […]
Psychology Today talks about the difference between a happy life and a meaningful life.
Check out the brief article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-single/201504/happy-life-or-meaningful-one-they-are-not-the-same.
Is therapy worth the investment of your time, energy, and money?
A psychiatrist says “yes!” Read this interesting article from the American Psychological Association about the investment cost of psychotherapy compared to medication. http://www.apa.org/
Dr. Susana Kugeares Shares with Me
My colleague and friend Dr. Susana Kugeares, Ph.D. shares some thoughts about thriving in your environment. I love her nature analogies. I had this realization this morning: in nature, there are different kinds of plants. Each needs different conditions in order to thrive. Different soils, water, sunlight, temp, etc. We don’t fault a cactus for […]
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