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Connect to Thrive

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain

Dr. Mark Chamberlain’s PowerPoint Presentation at AMCAP on September 29, 2016. Please click the link below to see the PowerPoint Presentation. connect-to-thrive

We Need All Our Emotions, Even The “Unpleasant” Ones

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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As a “Kids’ Movie,” Inside Out is extraordinary. As an educational tool for parents, teachers and behaviorists, it is essential. Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Joy, and Fear are simple, everyday emotions with which we all must learn to cope as our individual personalities develop. Too often, emotions we regard as “unpleasant” or “negative” are pariah feelings. We either suppress […]

Are You Addicted To The Internet?

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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Yes, being addicted to the internet could soon be a real psychiatric malady. Specifically, addictive behavior pertaining to online gaming is being considered as an illness diagnosed in patients exhibiting signs of Social Anxiety. So distinct are the symptoms of this illness that it has the potential to be called “Internet Gaming Disorder” (IGD). IGD […]

Depression Hides From No One

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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Depression is a common emotion experienced by all types of people. Young and old, male and female, rich and poor, depression hides from no one. However, recognizing depression is often difficult because it can look completely different from one person to another. Here are some of the ways you might recognize depression. Depression in Men […]

Learning to Feel and Accept Emotions

by Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CSAT
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Emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant, are part of our humanness. In some cases, we don’t want to feel unpleasant emotions. It’s just too painful. However, there are times when we don’t want to feel pleasant emotions either. Sometimes we don’t think we deserve to feel good. All Emotions have Value For some, their challenge is […]

Take Our “Tech Cleanse” Challenge

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain
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Dr. Mark Chamberlain’s Taping on KSL Studio 5 When does Social Media Savvy Cross the Line into Obsession? Cathy remembers the moment she woke up to the downside of her Instagram immersion. It was at her nine year-old daughter, Megan’s, soccer game. When everyone else cheered, Cathy looked up from her phone to see Megan […]

Emotionally Safe Sex: Ensuring Sex is About Connection and Healing

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain
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Presented by Mark Chamberlain, PhD at the “Togetherness Conference” on October 17, 2015. The following content is his PowerPoint presentation. Emotionally Safe Sex “I feel messed up emotionally” “I’m not crazy!” Attachment System: • I still want to be with my husband physically • I want to know he’s near me Avoidance System: • I […]

The Fear Comes Back Full Force: How to Handle Panic and Trauma Flashbacks

by Dr. Mark Chamberlain
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Presented by Mark Chamberlain, PhD at the “Togetherness Conference” on October 17, 2015. The following content is his PowerPoint presentation. Trauma Response … • Nervous system recognizes danger quickly, safety more slowly. • What you’re doing may be working, just takes longer than expected Physically Calm Your Aroused Nervous System • Breathe – Phone App: […]

Cut the Access to the Drug!

by Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CSAT
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Trying to change our behavior isn’t a simple task. Many times it’s just easier to admit that we have a problem and then not do anything about it. Often we can get loved ones, friends and even society off our backs by simply admitting, “I’m addicted.” Unfortunately, simply admitting that we are addicted seldom results […]

10 Life-Saving Signs That You May Be Suffering From Depression

by Allie Shapiro, MD
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How can you best determine if you or someone you know is suffering from depression rather than just ordinary sadness? It’s not easy to see the difference. One short answer is that sadness is a temporary emotion typically caused by a tragic or tumultuous life event, or some other more recognizable cause. Depression is different […]

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