Negative reinforcement plays an important role in anxiety and related problems. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, panic attacks, and other related disorders can all be worsened by it. So what is negative reinforcement?[Read more…]
Everyone has stress. But when is stress a risk to our health and well being? Episodic acute stress might be the most common way that stress gets out of hand and puts our mental and physical health in danger.[Read more…]
“Improving the Moment” refers to a set of strategies recommended in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you get through emotionally trying situations. These skills help in situations when our usual self-soothing efforts aren’t getting the job done.[Read more…]
Has sleep become a source of frustration and dread? Try these four sleep hacks to maximize your chances of sleeping well.
Sleep Hack #1: Keep a Regular Wake Time
If you suffer from insomnia, you may be making a common strategic mistake. It involves your approach to waking up in the morning. If it takes you several hours to fall asleep, once you get to sleep you want to get all you can! Who wouldn’t? The real problem begins when your alarm goes off.[Read more…]