The spread of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has flooded our daily news with alerts of caution and advisements about social distancing. During these difficult times, we can find our anxiety soaring. Unfortunately, the things we tend to do naturally to feel better in the moment frequently make us feel worse in the long run. Melinda Smith, MA and Lawrence Robinson from HelpGuide.org have written a wonderful article on coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19) stress, fear and uncertainty. They provide empirically tested interventions we can all use to help both understand and manage our anxiety.
Use the links below to help you stay updated on Coronavirus / COVID-19 both in the USA and other countries.
USA source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)
OTHER COUNTRIES source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Categories: Mood Tips
We found a great article written by Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University. We are republishing this article because of its excellent and useful content which highlights many principles of evidence-based CBT.
Dr Kecmanovic outlines seven science-based strategies that can help you boost your willpower and succeed with your New Year’s resolutions.
Please note that Dr Kecmanovic has no affiliation with the MindOverMood.com site. Thank you to TheConversation.com for making this article available for posting through their Creative Commons license.
We are pleased that BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour) asked Dr Christine A. Padesky to talk about Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Specifically how CBT skills can help people during times of stress. These skills are useful at all times (holidays included)! The interview was first broadcast December 22, 2015.
"Perfectionism is almost always a trap because it robs us of whatever chances we have in life for joy. The antidote to perfectionism is really putting value on small positives that come our way." (Padesky quote from BBC interview)
Photo Credits: photo of Padesky Copyright 2015 Kathleen A. Mooney, PhD. All rights reserved.
Categories: Mood Tips
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