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Biofeedback, Learning to Control your Body Against Pain and Anxiety by Dr. Bruce Levine

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Addiction, Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Stress, The Wire |

Most people have heard of “biofeedback” but don’t really know what it is, how it works or why it might be useful in chronic pain disorders. Let’s consider that “biofeedback” includes “bio” (biological functions of the body, mostly those that are not in our conscious awareness

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Self-help Resources and Individual Therapy – When are They Beneficial? By Dr. Elil Yuvarajan

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Abuse, Addiction, Anger Management, Bipolar Mood Swings, Building Resilience, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, The Wire |

With so many resources available to help people heal and change, from self-help resources to individual therapy, it makes it difficult for many people to decide where to start.

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My Story: “I Became a Gutless, Whimpering Victim of Anxiety” by Paul Dooley

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Swings, Borderline Personality, Building Resilience, Depression, Grief, My Story, Paranoia, Phobias, Stress, The Wire |

Guest blogger, Paul Dooley, talks about his experience with anxiety. “Fear is without a doubt a world-class attention grabber. And in 1999 it had me glued to myself. After experiencing my first panic attack, I spent several months possessed by worry.”

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In the Present Moment: Mindful Meditation

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Swings, Building Resilience, Depression, Grief, Spirituality, The Wire, Women’s Health |

What comes to mind when you think about mindfulness? Some people have a basic understanding of what mindfulness looks like, but few understand how this practice can impact overall functioning. Generally speaking, mindfulness is an awareness of one’s environment.

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Psychologist Spotlight: Virtually Cured

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Swings, Building Resilience, Career Issues, Culture & Society, Facing Death & Dying, Military, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychologist Spotlight, Stress, The Wire, Traumatic Brain Injury |

Marat Zanov and Dawn McDaniel each earned Ph.D.s in psychology at USC Dornsife. After following different career paths, the two friends now work together to treat post-traumatic stress disorder using virtual reality software developed at USC.

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