Therapist In a Box

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1. “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it’s you.”

2. “Men will always be mad, and those that think they can cure them are the maddest of them all.”

3. “A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.”
4. “Show me a sane man and I ...

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Get Over It Strategies

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Get Over It

Looking Into Worry and Obsessiveness

Do You Get Fixated?

Prescriptions

1. Notice when you are STUCK, DISTRACT YOURSELF, and come back to the problem later

Sing a favorite song.

Listen to music that makes you feel positive.

Take a walk.

Do a chore.

Play with a pet.

Do structured meditation

Focus on a word and do not allow any other thoughts to enter your mind (imagine a broom that sweeps out all other thoughts).

2. THINK THROUGH Answers Before Automatically Saying NO

3. WRITE OUT OPTIONS ...

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Focus and Attention Strategies

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Improve Focus

Looking Into Inattention and Impulsivity

Prescriptions

1. Develop and Maintain Clear Focus (The One-Page Miracle)

What do I want for my life?
Relationships
Work (To be the best that I can be)
Money
Myself (To be the healthiest person I can be)

2. FOCUS on WHAT YOU LIKE a Lot More than What You DON’T LIKE

3. Have MEANING and EXCITEMENT in Your Life

4. Get ORGANIZED; get HELP when you need it

5. Don’t Be Another ...

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Relaxation Strategies

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Relax

Looking Into Anxiety and Fear

Are You Anxious?

The Prescription

1. Kill the Fortune-Telling Automatic Negative Thinking Tendencies

2. Use Guided Imagery

3. Try Diaphragmatic BREATHING

4. Try Meditation/Self-Hypnosis

5. Think About the 18/40/60 Rule

When you are 20, you worry about what everybody is thinking of you

When you are 40, you don’t give a damn about what anybody thinks of you;

When you are 60, you realize nobody’s been thinking about you anyway.

6. Learn How to Deal ...

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Happiness Strategies

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Be Happy

Looking Into Love and Depression

AUTOMATIC NEGATIVE THINKING (ANT) – The Killer of Happiness

1. “Always/Never” Thinking

2. Focusing on the NEGATIVE

3. Fortune-Telling

4. Mind Reading

5. Thinking With Your Feelings

6. GUILT BEATING

7. LABELING

8. PERSONALIZING

9. BLAMING
PRESCRIPTIONS – The Way to Happiness

*****You Must Make Conscious Choices Every Day to Contest and Combat Automatic Negative Thinking Until You have Developed the New Habit of Positive ...

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Your Brain

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“Your brain is the hardware of your soul. It is the hardware of your very essence as a human being. You cannot be who you really want to be unless your brain works right. How your brain works determines how happy you are, how effective you feel, and how well you interact with others. Your brain patterns help you (or hurt you) with your marriage, parenting skills, work, and religious beliefs, along with your experiences of ...

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Character Strengths and Virtues

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Knowledge

1. Creativity
2. Curiosity
3. Love of Learning
4. Perspective (wisdom)
5. Open-mindedness
6. Bravery

Courage

7. Persistence
8. Integrity
9. Vitality

Humanity

10. The capacity to love and receive love
11. Kindness
12. Social Intelligence

Justice

13. Citizenship
14. Fairness
15. Leadership

Temperance

16. Forgiveness/mercy
17. Modesty/humility
18. Prudence
19. Self-regulation

Transcendence

20. Appreciation of excellence and beauty
21. Gratitude
22. ...

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Guide to Rational Living

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1. The phrases and sentences we keep telling ourselves usually are or become our thoughts and emotions.

2. Talk therapy aims to reveal error in logic.

3. Our internal sentences shape our life.

4. If we label an event a catastrophe, it will surely become one.

5. Misery and depression are always states of mind. They are self-perpetuated.

6. It is not events that determine your state of mind, but how you ...

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Happiness Bottomline

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…happy people make more money, take fewer sick days from work, get along better with their colleagues, spend more time volunteering, are more likely to help strangers, receive better supervisor evaluations on the job, are rated more highly by customers, and exhibit less work turnover than less happy individuals. These are bottom-line facts that tend to be welcomed by managers and executives.”

Page 12, Positive Psychology Coaching by Robert Biswas-Diener and Ben Dean.

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How To Be Happy

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1. Express Gratitude

2. Cultivate Optimism

3. Avoid Over Thinking and Social Comparison

4. Perform Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)

5. Nurture Social Relationships

6. Develop Strategies for Coping

7. Learn Forgiveness

8. Increase Flow Experiences

9. Savor Life’s Joys

10. Make a Commitment

11. Practice Religion and Spirituality

12. Practice Meditation

13. ...

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