Stress Management & Wellness

Stress Management & Wellness Stress Management & Wellness When you perceive a threat, your autonomic nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. The fight or flight (stress) response is a function of the sympathetic system, which is a part of our autonomic nervous system. The result is that […]

Spiritual Crisis & Transpersonal Therapy

Spiritual Crisis & Transpersonal Therapy Spiritual Crisis & Transpersonal Therapy In our fast paced society and culture that values youth, individuality, material things and accomplishments, more and more people struggle in their search for meaning and connection to some larger purpose. This especially becomes important when dealing with life-changing events, confrontation with mortality or pain […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. Most people associate PTSD with battle-scarred soldiers – and military combat is the most common cause in men – but any overwhelming life experience […]

Health Psychology

Health Psychology & Stress Health Psychology & Stress Health psychology is a relatively new discipline that applies scientific knowledge of the interrelationships among behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social and biological components in health and disease to promote and maintain health, do prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disability; as well as improve health care process. […]

Loss & Grief

Loss & Grief Loss & Grief Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one – and this type of loss does often cause the most intense grief. But any loss […]

Infertility

Infertility Infertility Receiving a diagnosis of “infertility” can make you feel helpless, frustrated and depressed. The stress of infertility is a two way street. The emotional experience can’t help but create tension in one’s body. And tension in one’s body can’t help but intensify the worry that you are somehow contributing to the problem. You […]

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder Binge Eating Disorder The key features of binge eating disorder are: Frequent episodes of uncontrollable binge eating Feeling extremely distressed or upset during or after bingeing No regular attempts to “make up” for the binges through vomiting, fasting, or over exercising. People with binge eating disorder struggle with feelings of guilt, disgust, […]

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Types of Bulimia The key features of bulimia nervosa are: Regular episodes of out-of-control binge eating Inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain Self-worth is excessively influenced by weight and physical appearance There are two types of bulimia, distinguished by the methods the bulimic uses to compensate for the binge eating. In the purging type of bulimia, […]

Anorexa Nervosa

Anorexa Nervosa Anorexa Nervosa The key features of anorexia nervosa are: Refusal to sustain a minimally normal body weight Intense fear of gaining weight, despite being underweight Distorted view of one’s body or weight, or denial of the dangers of one’s low weight There are two types of anorexia. In the restricting type, weight loss is […]

Depression

Depression Depression Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life as it’s impossible to escape life’s ups and downs. Feeling unhappy or sad in response to disappointment, loss, frustration or a medical condition is normal. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but that is really […]