Top
20
Doctor insights on: Buddhism And Inner Peace

Share
1

1
Can restoring my spirituality give me the inner peace am looking for?

We are : Physical, emotional ; spiritual creatures. Lack of balance in one or all three areas of life - can throw us off kilter. Striving for purpose, meaning ; balance in life may help to bring a sense of peace. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
2

2
Help with hatred between my bf and dad, its affecting family relationships?

Help with hatred between my bf and dad, its affecting family relationships?

ID causes: If you can identify underlying causes of the hatred, this may be a starting point. Also, not everyone is going to like the potential mate their child chooses. Consider talking to your father about why he disapproves of your boyfriend. By identifying the behaviors, values or issues you can then look to see if there are ways to improve the interaction between dad and boyfriend. ...Read more

3

3
My mental state switches between social anxiety and feelings of worthlessness, isn't that weird?

My mental state switches between social anxiety and feelings of worthlessness, isn't that weird?

Get evaluated?: Find a psychologist or a counselor who will help you figure out what events trigger your anxiety, what behaviors are resulting from that and what thoughts/cognition you experience. Consider meds if can't function. In a nutshell, anxiety-provoking events might interfere with performance leading to feeling worthless. ...Read more

4

4
How do I overcome social anxiety disorder and bring humor back into my life?

How do I overcome social anxiety disorder and bring humor back into my life?

Great Question: Put yourself in social situations that you enjoy. Some people do better in quieter social settings. Also depression can worsen social anxiety. It's always good to seek a psychiatric evaluation so you can understand why you're anxious and what has led to the loss of humor in your life. Counseling and sometimes medication can help. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

5

5
I keep on dramatically changing my goals in life, career wishes, way of seeing myself, style and likes and dislikes and it is really impacting my life?

I keep on dramatically changing my goals in life, career wishes, way of seeing myself, style and likes and dislikes and it is really impacting my life?

See someone: This question does not lend itself to a quick answer. Many factors can be involved here from self esteem to psycho-social issues. I would suggest that you seek some advice and treatment from a counselor....See your family doc for a referral.. ...Read more

6

6
I suffer chronic anxiety and lack of confidence do I buy a book on anxiety or confidence?

I suffer chronic anxiety  and lack of confidence   do I buy a book on anxiety or confidence?

If U Weren't Afraid?: It seems like u sense book could help but u aren't confident it will. Parallel: u might wonder whether u'd like thai food but then think u might not & never try! fact: anxiety works 2protect us from bad things that might happen (bttmh). In fact, it urges us 2avoid bttmh. But then we don't experience what does happen. When faced w/ a decision, consider asking, "what would I do if i weren't afraid?". ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Very stressful year(s)with my health, finances, relationships... What is the least problematic/symptomatic way of cleansing the psychological clutter?

Very stressful year(s)with my health, finances, relationships... What is the least problematic/symptomatic way of cleansing the psychological clutter?

Counseling: is at the opposite end of the spectrum from therapy. It helps one deal w/developmental phases of life, life stress, etc. You don't need a psychological diagnosis to get help via counseling. It can speed up and smooth out the process as we move through life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

8

8
Why's most fitness and health advice on the internet and in the media pitched toward women?

Why's most fitness and health advice on the internet and in the media pitched toward women?

Ask the experts: Traditionally, women have been more interested in their health than men. Men, as a group (not all men), tend to wait until something goes wrong before seeing their doctor. Why don't you ask the people who write content for health web sites why they write more for women than men? And let them know you'd like to read health information that's addressed to your needs as a man. ...Read more

9

9
Resources and network that can support the cultural and spiritual needs of older people?

Resources and network  that can support the cultural and spiritual needs of older people?

Communities: If you have not taken a look at AARP, they are constantly re-upping their game and have many wonderful resources. AARP.com You should also take a look at this PDF file ~ great information: http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare.net/public/Resources/Brochures/docs/ResourcesforOlderAdults.pdf ...Read more

10

10
Besides education, what's the difference between a psychologist and a mental health counselor?

Besides education, what's the difference between a psychologist and a mental health counselor?

Difference : A psychologist typically has either a PhD or a PsyD in psychology (I hold one of each) and a mental health counselor holds a masters degree. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Intense fear of public speaking and it is ruining my life, please help?

Intense fear of public speaking and it is ruining my life, please help?

Cognitive behavior: There is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique called progressive desensitization. You learn a relaxation technique (i prefer hypnosis) then you develop a hierarchy of the phobic experiences from least to most anxiety provoking, then you imagine the events while remaining relaxed.. ...Read more

12

12
Do bipolars have a hard time striking a balance between optimism and pessimism?

Do bipolars have a hard time striking a balance between optimism and pessimism?

Yes: Each time their mood changes they have to learn to live with their new emotions. It is not easy. Also, if they have a mixed mood state they can find themselves experiencing optimism and pessimism simultaneously and this can be extremely confusing to the individual. ...Read more

13

13
My elderly mother is constantly reading religious / political material and hearing news on tv and radio. She gets very emotional over her views and beliefs and it leads to arguments. What should I do?

My elderly mother is constantly reading religious / political material and hearing news on tv and radio. She gets very emotional over her views and beliefs and it leads to arguments. What should I do?

Broader view: It occurred to me to try to see another side. Certainly arguments need to be softened into discussion, but it might be possible to turn this into a means of broadening views. Can you imagine a gentle probe - like this? "i'd like to hear what you think, but first calm down so that i can understand you better. Then maybe i can explain my point of view too." it may be a + that she cares about issues. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can my fibromyalgia be damaging my view on life and our relationship?

Can my fibromyalgia be damaging my view on life and our relationship?

Pain Syndromes: Chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia may exhaust your ability to enjoy life. Physical therapy and psychotherapy may help with this problem. Don't rely on narcotics only. A team approach is often required for success. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
How can I achieve inner peace ? I suffer from anger issues and anxiety (including social) and I've experienced light depression, I want to change

How can I achieve inner peace ? I suffer from anger issues and anxiety (including social) and I've experienced light depression, I want to change

Excellent Start!: That you are willing to stand back and look at what you're experiencing and are determined to work on making changes in your life practically guarantees you will have real success in finding a much more satisfying life. Ask your primary care provider to refer you to an experienced psychotherapist with meditation as one of her/his approaches & who will work with a psychiatrist if meds are needed. ...Read more

16

16
There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

Congratulations: on working on your own coping skills. You MAY be being discouraged by the pathology that still exists in your family system. Stay rooted in what you have learned and exercise compassion w/family. See clinical psychologist for psych testing if you would like to know more about your personality. Peace and good health. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
I am an mma practitioner and my cauliflower ear damages my self esteem.Advice?

I am an mma practitioner and my cauliflower ear damages my self esteem.Advice?

It's a badge: My advice would b to change the way you see yourself. Are u proud of your sport or ashamed? If u are proud then show yout ears as badge of honor- it represents the years u have dedicated to your sport. If u r embarrassed then grow your hair long to cover the ears or cover your ears with a cap. There's really no other options. And, use ear protection to prevent further damage when grappling. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
18

18
What is the relationship between feelings of confidence and anxiety?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
What is the relationship between feelings of confidence and anxiety?

Anxiety: Feeling tense can lead to avoidance which leads to anticipatory anxiety & further doubts which can affect your self-esteem & self-confidence. ...Read more

19

19
I have been separated and under treatment of shared psychotic disorder and religious type delusion. Would mindfulness cbt meditation/religious origin make separation less painful?

I have been separated and under treatment of shared psychotic disorder and religious type delusion. Would mindfulness cbt meditation/religious origin make separation less painful?

Worth a try: Mindfulness cbt meditation is an effective approach for coping with stressful situations & is likely to be of some help. For your ptsd you might try emotional freedom technique (see http://www.Eftuniverse.Com/ & https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=6i33v2ecvly ). Neither of these are substitutes for other medical treatment & counseling but may be very useful adjuncts. Blessings to you & your spouse. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
What's the difference between unconscious and subconscious in freudian psychology?

What's the difference between unconscious and subconscious in freudian psychology?

Buried vs. Cache: The unconscious in freudian psychology refers to repressed mental information that is not easily brought to the conscious mind, if at all. It is stored away far below the surface. The unconscious protects us from memories that are too overwhelming to us, whether this is reasonable or not. The subconscious is like cache in a computer--it's readily accessible if we want to get to it. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers