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Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.
  1. ProducerAndrea Rodrigues Brunello Donnard
    The sons of war...the perverse inclusion : one social vision.
    The sons of war...the perverse inclusion : one social vision.Published on November 8, 2016                                                                                                                       Andrea Donnard                                                                                      ...
  2. Mohammad Azam Khan
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    What are values for our lives?
    www.linkedin.com Andrea Brunelli Donnard Psychologist/psychoterapeut/psycho oncology Member of Editorial Board of Juniper Publishers Journal Truthfulness, merit, ability, merit, vigor, quality, respect,...
  3. Michelle Amerman
    More than 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. Don’t wait to get help.
    Michelle Amerman
    Eating Disorder Treatment in Utah - Pathways Real Life Recovery
    pathwaysreallife.com Our treatment for eating disorders in Utah is tailored to the patient to make sure they receive the help they need to live a happy, healthy...
  4. ProducerMax J. Carter

    Max J. Carter

    Independent in thought, Interdependent in reality
    Independent in thought, Interdependent in realityI’m a straight stone cold individualist.The moment I find people around me giving me the sincerest form of flattery by taking on some of my mannerisms of speech, I change the way I talk so I can continue to be different. Some people say this looks...
  5. ProducerNir Eyal

    Nir Eyal

    Your World is Full of Placebo Buttons (and That’s a Good Thing)
    Your World is Full of Placebo Buttons (and That’s a Good Thing)All products and services, everything we buy and use, have but one job—to modulate our mood. The fundamental reason we use technology of relief is tantamount to actual relief. Consider the so-called placebo button.perception of all sorts, from stone...


    Cepee Tabibian
    10/11/2016 #2 Cepee Tabibian
    Human behaviour, aren't we just a curious bunch. :) Enjoyed this as well @Nir Eyal.
    Paul Burge
    08/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    I really enjoyed reading this @Nir Eyal, mnay thanks. I've always been a 'button sceptic' but of course I kept on pressing them!
  6. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    Don't play the blame game
    Don't play the blame game"It's not me, it's you". How many relationships (both personal and business) have ended with those words. And the truth is, it's most likely a lie. But apportioning blame is more detrimental to those who initiate it than they might imagine. After...
  7. Irene Hackett

    Irene Hackett

    A helpful article about "reframing negative thoughts effectively. ..not replacing false negative thoughts with false positive thoughts."
    Irene Hackett
    2 Quick Exercises to Quiet the Negative Self-Talk in Your Head
    www.marcandangel.com Refuse to settle for the same old excuses, negative self-talk, and destructive thinking. Use these simple exercises to think more positively...
  8. Max J. Carter

    Max J. Carter

    Max J. Carter
    This Is Why It’s Illegal, Study Confirms Cannabis Makes You Peaceful — Alcohol Fuels Aggression - Counter Current News
    countercurrentnews.com If anyone needs a reminder on the absurdity of the U.S. approach to drugs, consider the fact that cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 drug with “no currently accepted medical use” and a “high potential for abuse,” while alcohol is not even...
  9. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Inc.com article Social media and Psychopathy. A must read.
    cc. @Javier beBee, @Matt Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @David B. Grinberg, gh@Lisa Gallagherim@Aurorasa Simaet@Irene Hackett
    Milos Djukic
    Are You Talking to a Psychopath? 9 Subtle Things to Look For, According to Science
    www.inc.com A single conversation could be all you need to spot a...


    Gerald Hecht
    10/11/2016 #82 Gerald Hecht
    #79 @Milos Djukic well --in the interest/spirit of full disclosure --I don't bother to cling to the ropes all that much...I usually do "connect them" so that any young people watching observe an example of "behaving safely"
    Gerald Hecht
    10/11/2016 #81 Gerald Hecht
    #79 @Milos Djukic Nonetheless (or additionally), having read Newton's "Principles" --I also connect the safety ropes
    Gerald Hecht
    10/11/2016 #80 Gerald Hecht
    #79 @Milos Djukic I cling to the same hopes.
    Milos Djukic
    10/11/2016 #79 Anonymous
    #78 You are most welcome @Gerald Hecht, my friend. I would like to once again point out that If we try to help others, sometimes we will be on the wrong track, sometimes we will make an omission and finally, sometimes we will succeed. We should always count on all three options. That's the beauty and the agony of generosity. However, when one day we think about it, we will see that ultimately good always returns good (good prevails).
    Gerald Hecht
    10/11/2016 #78 Gerald Hecht
    #77 @Milos Djukic Thank you for for the kind words.
    Milos Djukic
    10/11/2016 #77 Anonymous
    #76 @Gerald Hecht, Your activities, comments and participation in discussion are always highly valued and respected by majority of members, including me. As always, I wish you all the best.
    Gerald Hecht
    10/11/2016 #76 Gerald Hecht
    #75 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman yeah--see my "thing" is that people usually understand what I'm talking about after about two days...just about the time they realize @Milos Djukic has once again acted like a "playground tattle-tale" --regarding an issue that is beyond his comprehension in the first place; this happened so many times now; one would think users would have formed some sort of "self-correcting" (he'd like that I hope --he means well and is a nice person) mechanism by now
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/11/2016 #75 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Correction to my comment Karen Anne Kramer's account was removed from beBee due to her abusive behavior which we should be grateful that beBee quickly took appropriate action. This is why I feel dedicatied to beBee. It's a two way street.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/11/2016 #74 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #48 Karen Anne Kramer deleted her account. She messaged me with her reasons. There are times when things are just not a good fit.
    Milos Djukic
    05/11/2016 #73 Anonymous
    #64 Thank you @Irene Hackett.
    Ali Anani
    04/11/2016 #72 Ali Anani
    Very interesting behavior patterns of psychopaths. I am quite certain there are characteristic patterns of each group on social media.
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    04/11/2016 #71 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    The spsichopat have one mind super intelligent, sometimes you can not know we're are normally mind or psychopath mind.
    Max J. Carter
    04/11/2016 #70 Max J. Carter
    #67 so we shouldn't see any more articles celebrating the art of tearing people down?
    Irene Hackett
    04/11/2016 #69 Anonymous
    #68 Thank you @John White, MBA - That means a great deal to me. And I will add that I stand small in comparison to the other exemplary members of this community.
    John White, MBA
    04/11/2016 #68 John White, MBA
    #64 PS: Thanks for taking your role seriously, @Irene Hackett. You're doing an exemplary job! Thanks so much!!
    John White, MBA
    04/11/2016 #67 John White, MBA
    #64 @Irene Hackett: action was taken by @Javier beBee today regarding this matter. You can see his post for details. On a separate incident, yesterday, there were two people whose accounts were removed from beBee for bullying. It simply won't be tolerated here on beBee. Please, if you observe it in the future use the report abuse tab to flag the comment. All of those reports are reviewed and action is taken if it is indeed abusive behavior.
    Deb Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #66 Deb Helfrich
    #64 Most appreciate your contribution, @Irene Hackett. Most of the time adults can be trusted to be adults. Occasionally, even those of us who don't like to impinge on anybody's discussions have to speak up as silence - in the very extreme instances - is taken as agreement.

    I am speaking out because I do not want any valued member to feel hurt and alone. I want to encourage people to trust their gut if they see something crossing the line. No one will be labeled difficult for wanting to intervene when a critique of ideas crosses into a critique of a person.

    I also don't appreciate the few folks minimizing it to a case of 'people come and go' when they apparently did not notice the issues. We are here to grow this site exponentially; high profile leavings based on things happening on the site should engender community discussion.

    It is how things change.
    Irene Hackett
    04/11/2016 #65 Anonymous
    #57 Thank you Max on the update regarding Melissa and for your honest assessment of the situation, overall.
    Irene Hackett
    04/11/2016 #64 Anonymous
    @Milos Djukic @John White, MBA @Deb Helfrich Only because I take my role as Ambassador seriously am I choosing to add a comment, otherwise I would ignore as I do not enjoy these type of conversations. Respectful disagreement is fine; it's what adults do. When an Ambassador disrespects or belittles community members' writing topic or worldview it is alienating and not in the spirit of supportive engagement. I agree with Max Carter's viewpoints on this matter.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    04/11/2016 #63 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    It’s true that some successful leaders have these listed specific communication patterns. But I don’t think these patterns are related only to people labelled as psychopaths. I also doubt the results of some study that lead to such generalization. Many people used hand gestures while speaking, they sound charming, and are great storytellers.
    Related to the discussion about questionable comments, last time we saw some embarrassing comments (for lack of a better word) they were explained in a way that there was a technical glitch or bug on a beBee site. It seems to me that there is only a “glitch” in someone’s head.
  10. Michelle Amerman
    Why are there billionaires who seem so dissatisfied with their lives, and then there are those who live with very little who feel like they have everything they need? The reason is simple, Gratitude!
    Michelle Amerman
    The Importance of Gratitude in Recovery - Pathways Real Life Recovery
    pathwaysreallife.com Why are there billionaires who seem so dissatisfied with their lives, and then there are those who live with very little who feel like they have...
  11. ProducerFernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    Para vender, organízate primero.
    Para vender, organízate primero.Para aquellos que la venta es nuestro trabajo; solemos pasar por etapas o momentos (durante la semana o hasta varias veces durante el día) En los cuales conseguir una venta (generalmente la primera) se convierte en una “peligrosa” obsesión que en...


    Gabriel Bazzolo
    11/11/2016 #17 Gabriel Bazzolo
    Excelente post Fernando sobre todo para aquellos que no estamos en ventas pero que entendemos que los vendedores son el motor de una empresa.
    Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    27/10/2016 #16 Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    #15 Muchas gracias @Rose Spot, gracias por tu comentario.
    Rose Spot
    26/10/2016 #15 Rose Spot
    Muchas gracias por los consejos, @Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos, que dificil es vender, yo soy la parte creativa, diseño, produccion pero la venta hay que hacerlo ya que estamos al principio del business y sin budget para marketing...Pero si pudiera daria un riñon...La venta es la parte mas dificil ya que toda la creatividad del mundo no bastaria si no hay buenos vendedores...
    Fran Brizzolis
    22/10/2016 #14 Fran Brizzolis
    Realidad pura y dura @Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    22/10/2016 #13 Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    #11 Perfecta puntualización @Jorge Carballo Pérez
    Luizia Patrício
    22/10/2016 #12 Luizia Patrício
    #10 boenas noches
    Jorge Carballo Pérez
    22/10/2016 #11 Jorge Carballo Pérez
    Excelente @Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos destila años en la calle y muchas suelas de zapatos gastadas. Yo añadiría un pequeño detalle, nunca confundamos creer que el cliente es tu amigo. No es tu cliente. De la misma forma que tu hijo, es tu hijo, no tu amigo.
    Vanesa Gil Lopez
    21/10/2016 #10 Vanesa Gil Lopez
    Gracias por los consejos.
    Saludos para todos, buenas noches.
    Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    21/10/2016 #9 Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 Muchas gracias es un honor que os guste, espero poder compartir con vosotros mas zumbidos.
    Deb Helfrich
    21/10/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    Disculpas, @Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos Mi confuso comentario se colocó en otro zumbido, parece que hay un error técnico. Pero estoy de acuerdo con sus pensamientos sobre tener una metodología de ventas y mirando al horizonte a largo plazo.
    Pedro Gómez
    21/10/2016 #7 Pedro Gómez
    Comparto tus opiniones, @Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos y te felicito por el buzz !!! Saludos !!!
    Deb Helfrich
    21/10/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich
    Just sent out a new buzz, @Gerald Hecht - looks like the link works. Get ready for some comments....
    Luizia Patrício
    21/10/2016 #5 Luizia Patrício
    #2 cómo no compartir? ! un zumbido de esa manera! disponible
    claudia velazquez fernandez
    21/10/2016 #4 claudia velazquez fernandez
    Gracias por los consejos, vendo seguros de vida y llevo unos días de no poder colocar ninguno, lo que me lleva a la frustración y esa peligrosa obsesión de hacer mi primer venta de la mañana, trataré de poner en práctica sus enseñanzas y así concretar.
    Manuel Cuauhtemoc Preciado Ojeda
    21/10/2016 #3 Manuel Cuauhtemoc Preciado Ojeda
    Gracias por compartirlo, mas en estas fechas que nos peleamos por conseguir clientes para las próximas fechas decembrinas
    Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    21/10/2016 #2 Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    #1 @Luizia Patrício muchas gracias por compartirlo.
    Luizia Patrício
    21/10/2016 #1 Luizia Patrício
    Grazias,Gracias por el zumbido. Grandes consejos! Un gran día!
  12. ProducerRAVINDER VIJ


    Poetry by Ravinder Vij
    Poetry by Ravinder VijPoetry by Ravinder...
  13. Iker Alvero Corta
    "Solitude offers restoration". Do you completely agree with the statement?. Good article and promising book!
    Iker Alvero Corta
    13 things mentally strong people don't do
    www.businessinsider.com No. 7: They don't dwell on the...
  14. dov ben-yaacov-kurtzman
    dov ben-yaacov-kurtzman
    Inspired and Beyond Divorce - Hack your own Brain
    hackyourownbrain.com May be you are thinking about getting divorced, or are in the middle of...
  15. Max J. Carter

    Max J. Carter

    Max J. Carter
    FakeNamez App. Free Mental Help Online.
  16. Michelle Amerman
    We understand how Borderline Personality Disorder can affect your life and we can help you get back on track. http://pathwaysreallife.com/borderline-personality-disorder-treatment/ Michelle Amerman
  17. Michelle Amerman
    If you have loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), here are some tips that can help.
    Michelle Amerman
  18. ProducerJosh LeBlanc-Shulman
    1 Reason Why We Don't Agree on Anything
    1 Reason Why We Don't Agree on Anything1. We think that the opposite of rational thought is irrational thought. It isn't. There is no such thing as irrational thought. Unless your brain is significantly damaged and sick, and that happens. Otherwise, the human psyche is...


    Deb Helfrich
    27/09/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Hey @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman looking forward to continuing our conversations here - Welcome to beBee. This is an incredibly useful buzz. Sometimes we do need to work towards agreement and I think you've nailed the right strategy:

    "Acknowledge your humanity. Acknowledge their humanity. Acknowledge the emotions involved. Acknowledge the facts involved. Find a solution."
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    @Josh Leblanc-Shulman you are on point. Steven Covey describes this process as "Seeking first to understand, then be understood" Everyone has their emotional triggers. To assume yours are the only ones that matters usually makes for some cold coffee conversations. Great post.
  19. ProducerShannon Douma

    Shannon Douma

    Neimology Science ®
    Neimology Science ®Personal ​Lifestyle ​and Professional ​Name Consultant Neimology Science ®is the study of the placement of letters in a name, that shows  us how to find the patterns that will reveal  natural tendencies in a persons character, thinking,...
  20. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
     Everything new starts with an introduction...
    Everything new starts with an introduction...Everything new has a first; a beginning; an introduction. The other day I was reminded of how fast and important this can be. Among the other things I have on the go, I am helping my father re-organize his home (a fun and wild adventure I might...


    Graham Edwards 🐝
    23/09/2016 #8 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #7 Thanks for the note @Renée Cormier. I know exactly what you mean!
    Renée Cormier
    23/09/2016 #7 Renée Cormier
    I get a very strong sense of who people are at their core as soon as I meet people and I've learned to rely heavily on my intuition. I find it interesting how we can either instantly like or dislike, people without knowing them at all. It sounds crazy, but I often feel like I can see right inside people's souls. Some are scary, others are positively beautiful, but most are just average.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    20/09/2016 #6 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #3 Thanks for your comment @Mary Kurek.... it is very nice to meet you.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    20/09/2016 #5 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #2 Thanks for your comment @Edith PR.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    20/09/2016 #4 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #1 Thanks very much for the comment Ella de @Ella de Jong. I am glad I good help and thanks for the feedback on my writing. The marketing side of me is also curious about the impressions we leave (on-line or in the real world). I think the worst impressions come when someone is trying to fake it, which is perceived to be easier on-line for some reason; I think we figure it out pretty quickly in cyber too. I think being true to one's self makes everything much easier... and successful.
    Mary Kurek
    20/09/2016 #3 Mary Kurek
    Good reminder of first impressions and "sizing people up." I find there is an importance of seeming approachable when starting virtual relationships. And, Graham -- I'm Mary.
    Edith PR
    20/09/2016 #2 Edith PR
    Hello! Yes, totally agree. Maybe you don`t have time, state of mind, enough space, for a lot of content or conclusion, but certainly Introduction should be there. And start with a greeting.
    Ella de Jong
    20/09/2016 #1 Ella de Jong
    Wonderful @Graham Edwards 🐝 just what I needed!
    I like the length of this very much and I think it is beautifully written.
    A great example for me!!
    PS I'm curious about the impressions we leave behind online :-)
  21. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    Many people think of their eyes as operating like a movie camera – capturing everything that happens in front of them and then projecting those images back into the dark room that is the brain.
    But scientists say that metaphor isn’t accurate. Our brains don’t just watch a rolling film of everything in front of our eyes – that much information would quickly overwhelm us. Instead, neurons in the brain pick out specific signals that might be important, while other neurons take those signals and fill in the gaps.
    Joanna Hofman
    This square isn’t actually rotating. Here’s why
    www.weforum.org Gideon P. Caplovitz discusses how optical illusions work, and what clues they are offering new generations of...
  22. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    'Half a century after Russell, the great humanistic philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm examined the deceptive dream we had been sold in a short treatise he titled To Have or To Be?, which later became the indispensable The Art of Being. Another generation later, Kurt Vonnegut crystallized the crux of our predicament in his poetic tribute to Joseph Heller, in which he distilled the secret of happiness into “the knowledge that [you’ve] got enough” — a knowledge that seems to only grow exponentially more elusive as our civilizational clock continues ticking.'
    Joanna Hofman
    The New Better Off: Courtney Martin on Reimagining Our Ethos of Success and Reclaiming Our Sense of “Enough”
    www.brainpickings.org “That’s the thing about success… it’s only satisfying if it’s defined by you and influenced most deeply by the people you love and...
  23. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    If a father and a son are choosing a car together, they’ll likely go for the one providing the most fuel efficiency or the one offering the best interior design, instead of settling for a middle alternative that offers a little bit of both. If two men are deciding on corporate strategy together, they may be more likely to go all-in for one approach or take some cards off the table completely. If a woman is involved in the decision making, though, moderate paths are more likely. - WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN ?
    Joanna Hofman
    Men Choose Differently When They Choose with Other Men
    hbr.org Research on gender and joint decision...
  24. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    Misconceptions About Anxiety and How You Can Help
    Misconceptions About Anxiety and How You Can Help I read a lot of articles pertaining to Anxiety and I still find there are misconceptions about the illness. I felt the need to write another article because I'm speaking up for not just myself but those who are afraid to because they fear the stigma...


    Lisa Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #65 Lisa Gallagher
    #64 Thanks @Netta Virtanen, I'm so sorry I missed your comment. Your right, many do suffer from anxiety and it's hard on the person who suffers along with those close to them if it's on-going. Appreciate your comment :))
    Netta Virtanen
    03/10/2016 #64 Netta Virtanen
    @Lisa Gallagher This is very well written!!!!! A great share because so many of us suffer from anxiety or deal with people around us who suffer from anxiety. It is often difficult on both sides. It's wonderful to share about Mental Health issues so that everybody has a better understanding.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #63 Lisa Gallagher
    #62 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. Yes sadly, there is still a stigma attached. I began writing about Mental Health issues and my Anxiety Disease on Linkedin. I received a good response on each post I wrote and found many people suffer in silence. I had so many people inbox me for fear that either, their employees would see their comment or their employer. It's great to share and be open about Mental afflictions (I like to refer to them as Brain afflictions) since it's one of the three most vital organs in our bodies. Through sharing, I've learned a lot and others have found it's OK to be open and seek the help they might need. Others just need a sounding board. Thanks for the reminder about NDEAM in the US! Appreciate your comment :))
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #62 David B. Grinberg
    Belated kudos @Lisa Gallagher on such an courageous and profound post. Unfortunately, there remains a huge societal stigma surrounding mental health issues, as you know. Some mental health issues might be "hidden" disability impairments protected under federal law in the USA (Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended). This mental health bias is so unfortunate because all people should be judged on the content of their character, as Martin Luther King, Jr. famously remarked. Moreover, in the workplace, all employees should be assessed based strictly on merit, talent and their God-given ability to do the job -- rather than based on myths, fears or stereotypes regarding mental health issues. Lastly, FYI, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in the USA -- which is obviously still necessary and relevant, especially regarding mental health conditions.
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/09/2016 #61 Lisa Gallagher
    #58 @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015, I love that you called your OCD a gift! How awesome that your grandfather recognized you were different as you called it and built the treehouse! Sounds like a loving grandfather for sure! I'm so happy to hear you've taken your 'gift' and help students along with your writing!! Writing helps a lot, that's my outlet :))

    What type of projects do you work on? Hey message me if you think there is something we can work on together, what a compliment! Thanks Karen!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/09/2016 #60 Lisa Gallagher
    #57 Thanks @Charles David Upchurch, kind and observant of you!
    Charles David Upchurch
    14/09/2016 #57 Charles David Upchurch
    #55 Glad to hear it, @Lisa Gallagher. Of course you should celebrate the accomplishments on the "good" days, but you should also celebrate the effort and the struggle on those "bad" days. You deserve lots of credit, either way!
    Lisa Gallagher
    14/09/2016 #56 Lisa Gallagher
    #54 @Robert Bacal, your description is valid too! I like the analogy of the freeze, like the accelerator getting stuck. That is so true when it's at it's worst. I will admit I have anti-anxiolytics (one med) on hand and I could not function without them. I can't take SSRI's or SNRI's they make me very sick and I almost feel as though I have serotonin overload, it's not common but my Dr. said it can happen to certain people. So, we don't go that route anymore. When anxiety is out of control and chronic, panic attacks and even depression are sure to ensue. Thanks for your input Robert, you were spot on!
    Lisa Gallagher
    14/09/2016 #55 Lisa Gallagher
    #53 Very fair statement @Charles David Upchurch. For example, if I have a health issue, I will catastrophize it and even put off going to Dr's for fear I'm going to hear something very bad. I proud to say after canceling on my Dr. 3 times in 6 months I finally made myself go today. For many, that would not be a big deal. I felt like I made progress going for an over- due medical check up. I also feel like our perspective is neither chosen or in control. There are so many facets to the disorder and some people experience many of them, others just a few. Right now, we are working on self positive talk to replace the inner talk I've known my entire life. I envy those who this comes naturally to because this is going to be a long process- re-wiring the brain, however, it's possible and I feel positive about it *today* ;-)
    Robert Bacal
    14/09/2016 #54 Robert Bacal
    #53 @Charles David Upchurch I'm not Lisa, but I'll give this a shot. You can conceptualize AD or GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) in psychological terms, as you have, or you can think of it biologically as an offshoot and natural part of the flight, fight or freeze (most people forget the freeze). It's kind of like the accelerator gets "stuck" and the brakes don't function. That's why meds work, among other reasons, and then you have the critical interaction of the two - the psychological tripping the biological and vice versa creating a vicious anxiety circle that grows and grows, sometimes causing a panic attack.

    Interested in hearing how Lisa thinks.
    Charles David Upchurch
    14/09/2016 #53 Charles David Upchurch
    Stopping back by this article, something just struck me, @Lisa Gallagher.

    Your title starts with "Misconceptions About Anxiety" and I wonder if that's just the external side of the same coin that AD is...so I flipped that coin to look at the inside...

    Tell me if this is a fair statement, from your experiences:

    "Anxiety is caused by misconceptions of oneself and one's environment. AD sufferers can feel like the very ground beneath them is unstable, since they can sometimes lack a stable perspective. Whether emergent or chronic, most AD symptoms point back towards the sufferer living in a world where his or her perspective is neither chosen, nor in-control, nor habitually positive, nor even dependable. Lacking a handle on perspective, people with AD live in a world which seems terrifyingly out of control, so whatever he or she fears (from anything, to everything) seems more real than any thoughts or experience to the contrary."

    Am I on track, or way off?
    Donald Grandy
    07/09/2016 #51 Donald Grandy
    #39 We work with adults.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Charles David Upchurch!
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #49 Lisa Gallagher
    #47 Very true @Robert Bacal and @Deb Helfrich, the dessert analogy was a good one. I swear, I always order one if someone else does no matter how full I feel.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #48 Lisa Gallagher
    #45 I was thinking of holding on to my slip, "Man afflictions." That could be a fun one to work with. Usually I know the content I want to write and pick a title when I'm done. This could be a challenge. Maybe a few of us could do this for fun!
    Deb Helfrich
    07/09/2016 #47 Deb Helfrich
    #46 Also especially prevalent in alcohol and dessert ordering.... once the first person starts, then everyone starts nodding their heads. But bringing this back to anxiety, dessert and alcohol can't be ignored as contributing to anxious tendencies....
    Robert Bacal
    07/09/2016 #46 Robert Bacal
    #45 Emotional contagion, @Deb Helfrich and @Lisa Gallagher It's kind of a recognized phenomena that results from us being social beings genetically. Works behaviorally too. Ever notice that if one person crosses a street against a red light, that a number of other people will follow. Bandura called the behavioural component, disinhibition of existing responses, but I ramble....
    Deb Helfrich
    07/09/2016 #45 Deb Helfrich
    #44 Actually, I suspect that man afflictions may take on a viral component if you are searching for a great title to a post.....!?!?!
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher
    omgosh, I make so many typos LOL. Lisa, STOP.TYPING.SO.FAST. LOL. @Deb Helfrich my comment below, "many afflictions,' not 'man afflictions." Maybe I made up a new term ha haha
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #43 Lisa Gallagher
    #35 @Deb Helfrich, being a good listener is very helpful to those who suffer from man afflictions as I know you are aware. I want to thank you for being one of those people! It can slow the anxiety and re-direct the person's thoughts temporarily, which IS helpful too!
  25. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    A different perspective.
    Sara Jacobovici
    He Cut Off His Ear And Stuck To His Values - Contextual Behavioural Science In Israel
    cbsinisrael.com I was lucky enough to catch a rare exhibition this week in Amsterdam regarding Van Gogh's...
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