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» The Importance of Getting Help for Fear and Anxieties - World of Psychology

» The Importance of Getting Help for Fear and Anxieties - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Getting professional help for dealing with your persistent fears and anxieties is the single most important step in your recovery. Many people are reluctant to
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Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph

Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
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» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We all want to be happy, but our brain isn't wired for it. This simple practice can help open up the mind to a happier more balanced life.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:49 AM

Such a simple exercise to bring such big relief.

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» The Ohio Kidnapping Case: The Moral Injury of Witnessing Atrocity - Healing Together for Couples

» The Ohio Kidnapping Case: The Moral Injury of Witnessing Atrocity - Healing Together for Couples | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We are disturbed by the Ohio Kidnapping Case because it not only traumatizes, it inflicts moral injury. It transgresses our moral beliefs.Coping guides offered
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Domestic Violence in the spotlight at last

Domestic Violence in the spotlight at last | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Justin Lee Collins's court case has attracted much media interest. But does a high-profile case like this help campaigners?


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That giant tarantula is terrifying, but I'll touch it: Expressing your emotions can reduce fear

That giant tarantula is terrifying, but I'll touch it: Expressing your emotions can reduce fear | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Can simply describing your feelings at stressful times make you less afraid and less anxious? A new psychology study suggests that labeling your emotions at the precise moment you are confronting what you fear can indeed have that effect.

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Eve Ensler on security | Video on TED.com

Eve Ensler on security | Video on TED.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

TED Talks Playwright Eve Ensler explores our modern craving for security -- and why it makes us less secure. Listen for inspiring, heartbreaking stories of women making change.  (Warning - she DOES use the word vagina, so if that makes you squeamish...)

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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesdays - Chap 4 - Letting Go of the Fear & Self-Inflicted Pain

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesdays - Chap 4 - Letting Go of the Fear & Self-Inflicted Pain | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

LETTING GO OF THE FEAR

In major decisions, such as whether or not to get married, the real consequences of error are serious, so you argue that you have every right to be cautious. You do, but don't confuse rational caution with an irrational refusal to decide....

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Out of the FOG - What is FOG

Out of the FOG - What is FOG | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Personality Disorders - Definition, Description and Examples of FOG - Fear Obligation & Guilt

 

FOG - Fear, Obligation & Guilt - The acronym FOG, for Fear, Obligation and Guilt, was first coined by Susan Forward & Donna Frazier in Emotional Blackmail and describes feelings that a person often has when in a relationship with someone who suffers from a personality disorder. Our website, Out of the FOG, is named after this acronym...

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Are You Afraid of Happiness [Quiz]

Are You Afraid of Happiness [Quiz] | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
A fear of happiness often coexists with other mental disorders
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A sense of control, even if illusory, eliminates emotion-driven distortions of time

A sense of control, even if illusory, eliminates emotion-driven distortions of time | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We humans have a fairly erratic sense of time. We tend to misjudge the duration of events, particularly when they are emotional in nature. Disturbingly negative experiences, for example, seem to last much longer than they actually do.
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Human brain is divided on fear and panic

Human brain is divided on fear and panic | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When doctors at the University of Iowa prepared a patient to inhale a panic-inducing dose of carbon dioxide, she was fearless. But within seconds of breathing in the mixture, she cried for help, overwhelmed by the sensation that she was suffocating.
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Defending Anger, Angrily: “I Am Not Angry!”

Defending Anger, Angrily: “I Am Not Angry!” | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Years ago, I was a very uptight person. I didn’t see myself that way. I saw myself as being in control, of myself and of, well, everything else. I never got upset, never cried, never asked for help or let anyone see if I was struggling. Of course, I never struggled. Thinking back, I never really laughed, either, not a deep belly laugh.

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Kicked, Cornered, Bitten and Chased

Kicked, Cornered, Bitten and Chased | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

I have been thinking about butterflies lately. I have been admiring their ability to transform into something new and beautiful, and I have been wondering if they are frightened when they discard everything they know and take to the skies.

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Transcend Fear: Get A Spiritual Restraining Order | Heal Now and Forever

Transcend Fear: Get A Spiritual Restraining Order | Heal Now and Forever | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Fear often has us feeling very alone. If we have experienced trauma in our life, this sense of vulnerability multiplies to a panic. Some of us isolate ourselves, which only makes the situation worse. Others feel an intense need to be around someone who loves them and cares. This feels like a protection against what might harm them and helps them feel not quite so alone. I always side on connection being the best counter to anxiety. Staying home, alone, stationary is the worst thing you can do. Being around people, feeling connected to them and to the world around you, fortifies you with a sense of purpose and belonging. This counters fear as it goes against what the trauma made you feel like: unworthy and useless.

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Study Finds Sites That Control Fear and Anxiety in Human Brain - The Daily Californian

A recent study by UC Berkeley researchers in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cambridge reveals specific sites in the brain that control how humans develop, and subsequently overcome, fear and anxiety.

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