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Buddhism And Inner Peace
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers