Managing Depression and Anxiety:The Velcro and Teflon Brain

YOU HAVE THE POWER to rewire your brain.  What is required is our attention and intention. It's that simple. And that hard. We now know from neuroscience that our brains are wired to "allow" negative thoughts to instantly cling like Velcro while positive thoughts often bounce off UNLESS we bring our attention and intention to … Continue reading Managing Depression and Anxiety:The Velcro and Teflon Brain

Dealing with Depression, Part 1: Finding Motivation when Depressed

Next to anxiety, depression is the most common clinical presentation we see in the Counseling Center.  The following is from an article that I have found helpful and want to pass it along to you.  I vouch for the information and tips provided. The full article's link can be accessed  below: "A common response to … Continue reading Dealing with Depression, Part 1: Finding Motivation when Depressed

Dealing with Anxiety, Part 4: Social Anxiety (Includes Videos)

"Social anxiety disorder, sometimes referred to as social phobia, is a type of anxiety disorder that causes extreme fear in social settings. People with this disorder have trouble talking to people, meeting new people, and attending social gatherings. They fear being judged or scrutinized by others. They may understand that their fears are irrational or … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, Part 4: Social Anxiety (Includes Videos)

Dealing with Anxiety, Part 3: The Types of Anxiety

Article Summary: Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorder Types of Anxiety Tips and Tools ___________________________________________________________ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMgbP-PlOps We all have anxiety and fear from time to time. That's just part of being human.  When does normal levels of anxiety begin to look like a disorder?  Frankly stated, anxiety becomes an anxiety disorder when 1) the level of anxiety … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, Part 3: The Types of Anxiety

Centering Prayer and Deep Time: Accessing Your Anchored Self

In my admittedly subjective opinion, the practice of Centering Prayer is one of the greatest practices to help us learn how to be more fully awake and enjoy life in abundance (ref. John 10:10). In this article, we will see how Centering Prayer can help us drop down into our True Self, what I call … Continue reading Centering Prayer and Deep Time: Accessing Your Anchored Self