Mental Health Articles
Treating daily problems
- ...de a very proactive and positive base from which to work; the relevant questions will bring up the negative beliefs around various subjects which can ...
A fantastic set of kinesthetic anchors
- ...ngs of each of the points and create a special little anchor for special situations. The point on the little finger, for example, relates to Love - I'...
Access to most familiar sensation
- ...ly de-stabilising effect on their life as a whole. Ecology checks are therefore vital, and I would go further and suggest telephone check back session...
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Stress affects your mind and your overall health
(...) Another tip would be to keep to the right lane on the freeway. The moment or two gained by aggressive driving isn't well worth the stress.
Now that you've reached work early and in a relaxed mood, take time to review long-term plans because stress lies in the moment-by-moment pressures. (...)
Defining mental illness is a complex issue
(...) To become human with a disease would be to are afflicted by a disease. Having an illness is a subjective experience that might be easily dismissed as less important compared to objective facts from the disease.
In treating individual patients, doctors address both disease and illness; one piece of that treatment may be the elimination or charge of the disease. (...)
Diagnosing mental disorders and understanding the brain
(...) Additionally, it's not uncommon for clinicians to disagree on the diagnosis because of the earlier mentioned caveats. When reading the different criteria individually, it is easy to recognize many of them and jump towards the conclusion that one has the described condition.
Only some time and the guidance of a skilled clinician who's probing and comprehensive in his or her questioning will help to establish an analysis that results in a highly effective treatment plan. (...)
Difference between pathological worry and generalized anxiety disorder
(...) In a recent comparison of people with high worry who either did or did not have GAD, it was found that negative beliefs about worry were specific to participants with GAD.
Worry may function as a strategy for avoidance of more emotional topics among persons with GAD. People with GAD reported experiencing their emotions as more intense and more confusing than people without GAD who experienced high levels of worry. (...)
Worry and rumination have a series of negative consequences
(...) Investigators have assessed individual differences in rumination using measures of rumination such as the Ruminative Responses Scale and then have related scores to other variables of interest in prospective and cross-sectional designs.
The key consequences associated with rumination are: (1) negative affect and depressive symptoms, (2) negatively biased thinking, (3) poor problem-solving, (4) impaired motivation and inhibition of instrumental behaviour, (5) impaired concentration and cognition, and (6) increased stress and specific problems. Rumination has been shown to delay recovery from depression during cognitive-behavioural treatment. (...)
Comparison between worry and rumination by differentiation
(...) Worry has been reported to be elevated in people with depression. That these types of cognitions were clearly distinct phenomena. The content of chains of anxious (worrisome) thoughts is likely to differ from depressive (ruminative) thoughts in that the former may be particularly characterised by themes of anticipated threat or danger in the future, while rumination may involve themes of past personal loss or failure. (...)
Your subconscious mind knows how to fight stress
(...) Its goal is to reach the neurons in your cerebral cortex. Our brains contain over 1,000,000,000,000 neurons, and each neuron has at least 1,000 to 100,000 interconnections. It can actually be called the billion billion network. (...)
How to understand stress feelings and deal with them
(...) Nature attempts to preserve your privacy. Nature leaves the discretion and executive control with you, as to what you choose to disclose and when you choose to do it.
What is the stress feeling trying to tell you?
How exactly does the process of decoding a stress feeling work? How do you make an encrypted unknown intelligible? The process involves accurately identifying what you are experiencing. (...)
EFT is a new technique
(...) Only when the problem has been contacted successfully can the treatment work. This is so because when there is no emotion to release, endeavouring to release it becomes rather futile! The greatest difference between truly skilled EFT practitioners and amateurs is the ability to facilitate the client to get in touch with the emotions behind the problems. NLP calibration skills are absolutely perfect for ascertaining whether a client is beginning to find the right opening statements; to ascertain whether a client is shifting and how much; to be able to feed back perceived shifts and changes to the client to help them ratify the changes to the conscious mind and thereby lessen the occurrence of the dreaded "Apex Effect"; and finally, to help the client discover root causes, "stuck states" and negative beliefs. (...)
Languaging skills and EFT
Talking the other through this is a gentle way to help their neurological reordering processes along and avoid Apex related problems such as denying they ever had the problem, feeling frightened of the therapy or perceiving it as spooky or invasive. You can use phrases like, "Just sit here for a while, all safe and comfortable, and I know you're feeling a little disorientated right now and that's perfectly wonderful because it means it has worked, and your mind is sorting everything out now, so in a moment you'll be all clear and focussed again and delighted to discover that where the pain used to be, there is relaxation and peace and tranquillity instead." Keep on speaking and shifting your own state towards awareness until you're happy you have led the client safely out of the trance that ensues when a successful shift has taken place, and until they're fully back in the now. (...)
The preferred representational system
This particular group of people was always difficult to deal with using the majority of NLP interventions which are heavily biased towards being able to do amazing things in your mind's eye and just for those alone, I really feel that every NLP practitioner programme should include EFT. Supervisual clients and the ones who live in Auditory Digital on the other hand, much prefer to spend time discussing cognition, new insights, memories and like to dwell on the more technical aspects. Both these groups and the ones with the preference in the auditory system like to hear other case histories and this can be a useful tool to teach them various things you think they need to know. (...)
Treating daily problems
(...) For example, a client taps a round on "Even though my mother never loved me, I deeply and profoundly accept myself". After they're through and you ask them how this is different now, they will say, "Well I guess there were times when she tried to love me, after all, but she just had so many problems of her own, you know?" which to me indicates that the tapping corrected the faulty map all by itself, and in a most holistic and ecological way.
A key element of EFT treatments is that the client will be able to treat themselves at home after they have left your care. (...)
A fantastic set of kinesthetic anchors
(...) EFT is so trance inducing, it really beats progressive relaxation into a cocked hat.
As it is primarily a kinesthetic induction, you can deepen it, strengthen it, do all kinds of things with it to create a truly profound altered state in clients whenever you want to. Especially if you are tapping the client, which when I do it is very light and syncopated and I tend to touch/hold other points with the other hand, instruct the client to close their eyes and take charge of their breathing. (...)
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