What Is Avoidance? It is understandably common for people to seek to avoid at least some anxiety-provoking situations. However, tendencies to avoidance can become entrenched over a period of time to become quite self-defeating. This is because the urge to avoid situations can be strengthened by the short-term relief that escape from such situations may… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the three core fears that are often associated with anxiety and depression. These three core fears relate to a fear of failure, a fear of disapproval and a fear of discomfort.
How can we best get unstuck from a problematic behaviour? It might be frequent procrastination or worry, or addictive behaviour, or angrily overreacting to a situation. Most people can relate to having a bad habit or two. As a psychologist, much of our work involves helping people alter unwanted reactions or behaviour. I rarely hear… Read more »
This article spells out a number of ways in which you are able to bolster the chances of making a sustainable change when implementing a new year’s resolution.