Social Workers in Emergency Rooms: An Idea Long Overdue
"Have you ever been to an emergency room, either for yourself or someone you love? Chances are you witnessed some degree of chaos, regardless of where you live. Emergency rooms are inherently stressful due to long waiting times and overworked hospital staff. Layer that stress on top of the individual anxieties experienced by each patient with his or her own story, and the pressure can be difficult to bear." More...
Making a Work Plan Work for You
"Most people spend enormous amounts of time on trivialities that are unnecessary at the moment. This means the truly important matters get pushed aside. If this happens often enough you might find yourself moving from one deadline or scheduling crisis to another. "Dan" was one such person who came to counseling for stress-related concerns." More...
How to Change Your Attachment Style
"We're wired for attachment - why babies cry when separated from their mothers. Depending especially upon our mother's behavior, as well as later experiences and other factors, we develop a style of attaching that affects our behavior in close relationships. We seek or avoid intimacy along a continuum, but one of the following three styles is generally predominant whether we're dating or in a long term marriage:" More...
What Will You Do With the Rest of Your Life?
"This is a question I've been asking myself lately. Perhaps you have been as well. It feels like a natural question to ask since I am at that stage of life where I'm clearly past the half-way point. While some are simply trying to hold on until "retirement" I'm asking how to eliminate retirement from my future plans. I want to use the experience, learning and insight I've gained thus far to continue doing things that matter." More...
New Biochemical Research Points to Five Types of Depression
"One of the toughest challenges of seeking help for depression is overcoming the stigma associated with the disease. Although stigma has decreased in other areas of medical and psychiatric health, a cloud of shame and blame seems to still accompany clinical depression. This prevents people from reaching out for assistance because they don't want their family, friends, or co-workers to know they are struggling. They are afraid they will be seen as weak because our society perpetuates the myth that depression is something people can simply snap out of if they only had the mental toughness to do it." More...
Redefining the Idea of "Relationship"
"When we use the terms "relationship" we usually refer to it in the generic sense. "I have a good relationship with my wife." Or, "I have a close relationship with each of my children." We read into these statements as being positive, but in reality these statements of relationship tell us nothing about the quality of the relationship: The type of communication that goes on from one person to another, the level of trust that is built and maintained, how or if conflict is resolved, etc." More...
The Key to Overcoming Procrastination
"Have you ever put off a task that you just didnít want to do? Procrastination can be frustrating. If this happens just once in awhile, itís probably not an issue. But if procrastination is a way of managing stressful situations, itís a real problem. When you procrastinate, things pile up. You end up with long hours and last minute crises. You feel exhausted and frazzled and stressed. In case you were wondering, youíre not alone. A lot of smart people have the same problem." More...
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