How to Achieve High Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence refers to a person’s ability to control and express their own emotions, and monitor the emotions of others in a rational, empathetic manner. Many people are unaware of the important role emotional intelligence plays in their lives. When we talk about intelligence, most people automatically assume we’re speaking about one’s cognitive capabilities, as opposed to the form of …

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Letting Go of Perfectionism

Therapists often recognize that some clients will find healing once they “let go.” Letting go means different things for different clients. For some, it may mean letting go of an abusive relationship or an addiction. For others, it may mean letting go of past wounds and scars from childhood trauma. Yet, there is another subtle vice that can grip clients …

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Everything You Need to Know About Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is categorized by excess amounts of uncontrollable worry over everyday activities that negatively interferes with the sufferer’s life, occurring over a period of at least 6 months. GAD affects 3.1% of the adult population in the United States, with 32.3% of those cases being classified as “severe”. Of the 6.8 million adults in the United States …

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Emotional Intelligence: A New Relevant Kind Of IQ

The concept of intelligence has developed a mystique in recent times because of our obsession with the link between formal education and social status. Many people link IQ with human value in an almost obsessional way. Actually, the IQ test is a survey of human activities and assesses a range of skills in almost the same way attitude scales measure …

Memory Reconsolidation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Other Memory Disorders

Rehabilitation from anxiety disorders caused by real trauma that have damaged mental stability may be a long-term process. An estimated 24.4 million people in the United States, in all age groups from young children to seniors, suffer from the disorder we now call post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seventy percent of adults in the United States have suffered from some type …