repression psychology

What Is Repression Psychology? 

Often times, whether in television, movies, or real life, you hear tales about individuals experiencing some type of trauma and later, having no memory that it happened.  This often occurs to people who have been abused, neglected, in an accident, or part of another ordeal.  One could have suffered years of abuse or may have […]

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How to Overcome Social Anxiety

Most of us have experienced anxiety or self consciousness during a social situation. Public speaking is a common source which may include self-consciousness, embarrassment, or physical symptoms such as flushing, sweating, or trembling. Behind this experience is often automatic thinking patterns ruminating about what people might think of us. By definition, Social anxiety disorder is […]

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Is Anatidaephobia a Real Phobia?

One of the main diagnoses that psychologists treat is anxiety; anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease” that typically involves feeling a sense of uncertainty about the outcome of a situation . It is common for people to feel nervous or worried about many situations or experiences in their life, but […]

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Understanding Popular Anxiety Quotes:

Anxiety is commonly typified by fear, worry, trepidation, and dread.  Anxiety is often associated with negative outcomes, but scientists have concluded that low-level, intermittent anxiety can actually be natural and healthy. Anxiety alerts individuals to risk or imminent danger, can motivate and inspire productivity, can signal excitement, or can prompt cautious thinking amongst multiple outcomes.  […]

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Anxiety from A-Z

Fast Company’s Eating the Frog Won’t Boost Productivity article illustrates why it is smart to deal with an anxiety instead of overriding it. We tend to solve unpleasant problems with sensible behavior, not with tactics to pave over them. The first order of business is for us to understand what anxiety is, so that we […]

Anxiety and Stress

Aren’t Stress and Anxiety the Same Thing?

It’s exasperating to read a teasing question in the title to an article, and then have to plod all the way to the end of it for an answer. Let’s prevent the nuisance: The answer is “No. Stress and anxiety are not the same thing. They have subtle but important differences.” Defining Stress Stress is […]

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Anxiety Ends Here

Happiness expert Shawn Achor is a Harvard-educated man who overcame depression by studying happiness. He learned how to lower, and to end anxiety by replacing anxiety-promoting behaviors and thinking patterns with actions and thoughts that promote an upbeat attitude. Achor’s http://goodthinkinc.com/ site educates readers worldwide about all that. The Goodthink newsletter recently informed subscribers that […]

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How to Properly Get a Hold of Your Anxiety

Did you ever feel shaky, nervous, or on edge and not really know why? You may be suffering with anxiety. Anxiety comes in different forms – i.e. generalised anxiety, health anxiety, and social anxiety. You may be very aware of what your anxiety is related to, such as redundancies at work and being anxious about […]

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Anxiety: How do you Talk to Your Children About Their Worries?

Does your school aged child worry about her/his test in school the next day? Is your daughter worried that she may forget her steps for the ballet performance next week she is due to perform in? Some parents have told me that when their youngster is afraid of lions in their room, they take the […]

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Fear: One Way to Challenge Yourself

After speaking to a client who was suffering with anxiety, I reflected on how debilitating anxiety can be. How much control over life do we really have anyway? We may need to have an element of control in order to function in our daily lives. Is it just an illusion though? My client, whom I […]