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Relaxing with Breathing Techniques

One of the many benefits of complementary therapies is that you can use them at home. Here’s a breathing technique from the yoga tradition that you may find useful for relaxation: [more…]

Your Health in Your Hands

Even if you get the best therapist and therapy in the world, your health and healing still rest to some extent in your own hands. Help yourself by practising the following: [more…]

Reading Body Language with Emotional Intelligence

Studies show that your body language communicates up to 50 percent of what you want to say. Paying attention to a person’s body language can help you begin to understand what he or she might really be [more…]

Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace: Working with People You Don’t Like

At work, emotional intelligence can help you deal effectively with difficult people and situations. If you’re in the unfortunate position of working with people that you don’t like, you can follow these [more…]

What It Means to Be an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Emotional intelligence has to do with a person’s ability to recognize, understand, and manage his or her own emotions and the emotions of others. Emotions can help us solve problems and guide our relationships [more…]

Managing Anger with Emotional Intelligence

Hot emotions, such as anger and jealousy, tend to get you into trouble and can be difficult to manage and control. You can use emotional intelligence to turn hot emotions into cool emotions and calm yourself [more…]

Emotional Intelligence For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Emotional intelligence involves understanding your emotions and the emotions of the people around you. Emotional awareness can help you in many different situations – at home, school, and work. In this [more…]

Detecting Signs of Trouble in Kids for Early Intervention

Detecting problems early makes a world of difference. Kids who receive early intervention improve more rapidly and successfully than those whose problems lie unaddressed for years. The following signs [more…]

The Three Types of AD/HD

AD/HD looks different in almost everyone. You may have problems regulating yourself if you’re dealing with AD/HD. This can happen in areas of attention, behavior, and motor movements. The term [more…]

Secondary Symptoms of AD/HD

AD/HD is not limited to the classic (or primary) symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Many other (secondary) symptoms exist that can negatively impact your life and can include, but [more…]

Treatment Levels for AD/HD

A variety of ways exist to treat your AD/HD symptoms but treatment has to be addressed from three levels: biological, psychological, and social. This combined, or multimodal treatment approach is the most [more…]

AD/HD For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Understanding and diagnosing AD/HD, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, begins with learning the three types of AD/HD and recognizing that AD/HD can be exhibited through secondary symptoms as [more…]

Dealing with Negativity through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has all sorts of tools for helping you help yourself. Simply thinking about this simple A-B-C structure can help you to understand and overcome your negative thinking and [more…]

Where CBT Can Help You

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been proven to benefit several different psychological conditions. If you suffer from any of the following problems, CBT can help you deal with them and give you [more…]

Healthy Alternatives to Loathsome Personal Labels

You can transform how you feel by changing the way you think and talk about yourself. The following table splits between negative self-deprecating labels that you may say aloud or inwardly think of yourself [more…]

Setting Goals for Personal Problem Solving

It’s important to be clear in your mind about your problems so that you can target specific attainable goals in relation to them. Try this acronym below – [more…]

The Characteristics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is becoming a popular option for people who want to increase their self-confidence and move away from self-destructive behaviour. This list sums up some of Cognitive [more…]

Improve Your Self-Esteem by Making Your Own Decisions

Try taking this exercise, which isn’t necessarily about making a good decision but about making one independently. The chances are that you can deal with the outcome of your [more…]

Exerting Enough Effort to Build Self-Esteem

Building healthy self-esteem makes you sweat. Goals worth achieving take lots of dedication and hard work, and giving up is all too easy when the going gets tough. Keep exerting effort by reminding yourself [more…]

Taking Low Self-Esteem by the Scruff of the Neck

The first step in improving your self-esteem is to pay attention to how you treat yourself. Use these tips to get to grips with your self-image: [more…]

Feel Better about Yourself by Celebrating Your Good Points

When you’re feeling down about yourself, or any old time, do something nice to reward yourself by making a list of qualities to appreciate in yourself. [more…]

Recognising Healthy Self-Esteem Behaviours

Recognising when you’re on the right path sets your feet more firmly on the journey you want to take towards healthy self-esteem. Use these tips to acknowledge and appreciate your progress: [more…]

Living in Line with Your Personal Values

Low self-esteem can cloud your vision about what’s really important to you. Getting back in touch with your personal values and demonstrating them through action can pull your self-opinion out of the mire [more…]

Fighting Fear of What Other People Think about You

Human beings are social animals, so it’s normal to want to be accepted and approved of by other people. If you have low self-esteem, however, you probably put [more…]

Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Unfortunately, self-doubt and poor self-appreciation seem to go hand-in-hand with being human. Even if you have generally healthy and good self-esteem, you probably have times in your life when you feel [more…]

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