Change can be difficult, especially if the change involves breaking bad habits. Over time, our brains become wired to our practices allowing bad habits to occur automatically due to the constant repetition. Still, we can create new positive habits to replace the negative ones.
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Unhealthy eating contributes to roughly 678,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. Over two-thirds (67.5%) of American adults are overweight. Lack of exercise and poor eating habits are to blame, but there are ways to change your eating habits for the better. But before we find out how, we need to ask the more important question, which is why we have unhealthy eating habits?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that combines analysis of thought process (cognitive) with behavior. The ultimate goal of CBT is to change negative patterns of thinking or behavior to allow for more positive emotions.
CBT helps to make sense of unbearable problems by breaking them down into smaller, easier-to-handle parts. These problems are broken down into five primary areas:
- Feelings, including physical
- Actions or behaviors
CBT sessions acknowledge that all five areas are all connected and affect one another. For example, your thoughts about a given situation can affect you emotionally and physically, which then leads to how you respond in your action or behavior.
Making resolutions at the end of the year has become a societal expectation, and one that often leads to disappointment when those expectations aren’t realistic. Stating a goal to ourselves and others should be empowering, but if the change we want to make seems too complicated, we can end up feeling defeated.
The new year means a fresh start, and clients often seek to improve their health by eating better and working out more, so they sign up at a gym. After a few workouts, they stop going and then feel bad because they made a resolution but did not stick to it. Enter the spiral of defeat. Let us help you define healthier ways to pursue New Years’ Resolutions for your mental health.
Healthy relationships and friendships are built on trust, common interests, communications, and clear boundaries. Setting boundaries is essential to having a healthy life, but for many, it is a difficult task to accomplish. Many of us are people-pleasers and thrive on extending ourselves too far to please others. Understand that setting boundaries will not make others dislike you, but it will make others respect you. We work closely with clients at Miami Hypnosis & Therapy on building tools to understand and establish boundaries that improves quality of life for both clients and their loved ones.
Antisocial personality disorder, or ASPD, can create great challenges in one’s relationships, career, and potentially the …