The key to staying calm is not getting nervous about feeling nervous. Finding a balance between controlling as much as you can, while recognizing there will be some things you can't control, is key to not letting your nerves interfere.
A new study on the effectiveness of psychosis prevention is a clear caution against the DSM 5 proposal for a psychosis risk syndrome, and it should temper enthusiasm for rushing ahead with "ultra high risk" prevention programs.
As we intentionally practice and repeat having these experiences they get stored as implicit memories. These are the memories that influence our immediate snap judgments and decision making from moment-to-moment.
Mindful eating is a skill, much like learning to ride a bike or operate a new electronic device. It takes proper instruction and practice. And while it may be more difficult at first, it gets easier and easier until it becomes automatic.
What's your personality? Are you self-disciplined and orderly, or are you more on the indulgent and impulsive side? Recent research from the National Institute of Health suggests that these personality traits could very well help determine your weight.
Every now and then I'm asked the question, "Why do you practice (CBT)?" Aside from the fact that my father is the "father" of cognitive therapy, it's the the most researched and evidence-based form of psychotherapy.
I've found that helping patients develop robust answers to their depressed thinking greatly increases the likelihood that they will follow through with activities, which lead to an improvement in mood.