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Category: Depression

Distorted Beliefs That Stand in The Way of Your Healing

What are beliefs? They are what you perceive to be true or think is true. Your beliefs and how you think about yourself, other people, and your environment have a great impact on your behavior, actions, and choices you make in life.  It is common for trauma survivors to hold distorted beliefs that were formed as a result of their trauma exposure. These beliefs are typically related to their needs for safety, trust, control, esteem, and intimacy. Below is the list of some of the common distorted beliefs that reinforce negative thinking process and may be detrimental for any relationships…

7-Day Depression Buster Challenge

I have heard from many of my clients that they understand how beneficial exercise can be in order to lift their mood and make them feel better. However, for most of them, when in low energy, depressed, and discouraged state, just the thought of getting out there and working out can be overwhelming.  And this is when self-discipline comes in place.  Pushing yourself and doing things that are uncomfortable at first, takes a lot of discipline and courage.  But the outcome waiting for you on the other side is so worth it. According to a research study by Dr…

Teens, Social Media, and Online Safety

  Undoubtedly, the internet has created new ways for us to communicate and be connected. Thanks to today’s technology, our teenagers have an opportunity to gain media literacy, become technically savvy, socialize, and be connected to their peers all over the world. However, this increased use of the internet and today’s technology among teens comes with a prize. Cyberbullying and online gossip on social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace, as well as through instant messaging, chat rooms, and emails are becoming a growing and common problem. Many parents of my teen clients share…

8 Simple Steps to Reducing Depressed Mood

Depression is a very serious condition that can impact many areas of our lives, such as work, family, relationships, and health. It is a clinical condition that has been around for ages.  According to DSM-5, a depressive disorder is defined by the presence of sad, empty, or irritable mood, accompanied by somatic or cognitive changes that significantly affect the individual’s capacity to function.  In addition, new research has indicated that depression is often caused by heavy onslaught of toxicity or severe nutritional and lifestyle based deficiency’s that cause massive brain inflammation that disrupts normal neurological processing…