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What to Do When Your Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Marriage

Rejection Sensitivity, Irrational Jealousy and Impact on Relationships

When You Have Been Betrayed

Crazy-Makers: Passive-Aggressive People

For Women Only: How to Have the Relationship of Your Dreams

What to Do When Your Partner's Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Relationship

Making Attributions for a Healthier Attitude

Happiness is An Attitude

Conflict in the Workplace

Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Guide to How to Set Achieveable Goals

Excellence vs. Perfection

Depression is Not Sadness

Feedback, Self-Efficacy and the Development of Motor skills

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

Performance Enhancement in the Martial Arts: A Review

Catastrophe? Or Inconvenience?





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Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

Co-Dependency: An Issue of Control

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NEW AUDIOS

Change Yourself--Don't Wait for the World to Change

The Great Desert Mindfulness

Tropical Garden Mindfulness

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies You Were Told

Probability and OCD

Choosing Happiness

Magic Bubbles for Children

Lotus Flower Relaxation

Cloud Castles for Children

Hot Air Balloon Motivation

Day of Fishing Mindfulness

Audio Version of Article: Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

Audio Version of Article: Crazy-Makers: Passive-Aggressive People

Audio Version of Article: Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

Audio Version of Article: Happiness Is An Attitude

All Audio Articles

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The relaxation audios focus on teaching the three main methods of relaxation which include slow, relaxed breathing, muscle relaxation, and guided imagery.  The imagery varies with each audio.  Choose imagery based upon what seems pleasant for you.

CITYSCAPE MINDFULNESS

THE GREAT DESERT MINDFULNESS

SUNRISE ON THE BEACH MINDFULNESS

TROPICAL GARDEN MINDFULNESS

THE GREAT DESERT MINDFULNESS

DAY OF FISHING MINDFULNESS

THE MEADOW RELAXATION

MOUNTAIN CABIN RELAXATION

DAY ON THE FARM MINDFULNESS

LOTUS FLOWER RELAXATION

RAINBOW RELAXATION EMOTION TRAINING

HOT AIR BALLOON MOTIVATION

PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION


These audios use the meditation techniques from Buddhist psychology which uses the methods from Buddhism for life enhancement. As such, they are not religiously based but focused on changing thinking about ourselves and others to provide greater peace and contentment.

LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION

COMPASSION MEDITATION

PATHWAYS MEDITATION


The following audios are to help increase energy.

WAKE UP MINDFULNESS

ENERGIZING THE BODY AND MIND

MINDFUL BREATHING

STRETCHING
These audios focus on improving your life by changing your attitude and removing obstacles in your thinking.

FINDING YOUR PATH DECISION-MAKING

CHOOSING HAPPINESS

CHANGE YOURSELF--DON'T WAIT FOR THE WORLD TO CHANGE

THINKING YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY WEIGHT

HOT AIR BALLOON MOTIVATION


Not just for children, but for the young at heart, these relaxation stories help children learn how to calm themselves. They are great for helping children fall asleep more peacefully at night.

BOUNCING BALL MINDFULNESS

MAGIC BOOK

MAGIC BUBBLES

MAGICAL FOREST

CLOUD CASTLES


The education and assistance audios are to help you understand and cope with different problems you might be experiencing.

CREATING AWARENESS OF OVEREATING CONSEQUENCES

SOCIAL ANXIETY ASSISTANCE

LIES YOU WERE TOLD

CHOOSING HAPPINESS

PANIC ASSISTANCE

DEPRESSION ASSISTANCE

JEALOUSY ASSISTANCE

STRESS EDUCATION

RATIONAL THINKING

THE WORRY BOX

HOT AIR BALLOON MOTIVATION

The assistance audios are to help you with changing some of the underlying thinking that is involved with OCD.

EXCESSIVE RESPONSIBILITY AND OCD

PROBABILITY AND OCD

MAGICAL THINKING AND OCD

The self-esteem audios are to help you improve your self-concept and self-esteem so that you feel better about yourself and are better able to cope with life's challenges.

SELF-ESTEEM FULL VERSION

SELF-ESTEEM SELF-TALK

SELF-ESTEEM TRAIN

SELF-ESTEEM BLACKBOARD

RATIONAL THINKING
Audios that teach methods to help you with quick stress relief throughout the day. Once you learn these methods, you can use them frequently to help manage stress symptoms.

MINDFUL BREATHING

MUSCLE SCAN

TENSE AND RELEASE

STRETCHING
The following audios are to assist with athletic performance. They can also be used for other types of performance.

SPORT MOTIVATION

INTENSITY TRAINING

SPORT IMAGERY EXERCISE

ENERGIZING THE BODY AND MIND

The following are short mindfulness practice exercises to help train your brain to be more mindful or present focus. They are meant to be used frequently throughout the day.

Read or listen to: Why Are Meditative Relaxation and Mindfulness Important?

Understanding Mindfulness: STEP 1--BASIC MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

Understanding Mindfulness: STEP 2--THE MINDFUL EXPERIENCE OF DISCOMFORT

Understanding Mindfulness: STEP 3--MINDFULNESS AND UNPLEASANT EMOTIONS

Understanding Mindfulness: STEP 4--MINDFULNESS AND COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING

Mindfulness Exercise 1: EATING A PIECE OF FRUIT

Mindfulness Exercise 2: EATING A PIECE OF CHOCOLATE

Mindfulness Exercise 3: DOING THE DISHES

Mindfulness Exercise 4: EATING A CRUNCHY VEGETABLE

Mindfulness Exercise 5: SITTING

Mindfulness Exercise 6: AN ITCH

Mindfulness Exercise 7: STRETCHING

Mindfulness Exercise 8: WALKING

Mindfulness Exercise 9: FEELING THE AIR

Mindfulness Exercise 10: ENGAGED IN CONVERSATION

Mindfulness Exercise 11: READING A BOOK

Mindfulness Exercise 12: CLOSING YOUR EYES

Mindfulness Exercise 13: LISTENING

Mindfulness Exercise 14: FEELING HEAT

Mindfulness Exercise 15: FEELING COLD

Mindfulness Exercise 16: DOING AN UNPLEASANT CHORE

Mindfulness Exercise 17: TOUCHING A DOOR KNOB

Mindfulness Exercise 18: GETTING DRESSED

Mindfulness Exercise 19: EXPERIENCING RAIN

Mindfulness Exercise 20: EXPERIENCING A NEUTRAL OBJECT

Mindfulness Exercise 21: DIGGING IN THE GARDEN

Mindfulness Exercise 22: WALKING UP STAIRS

Mindfulness Exercise 23: LIFTING WEIGHTS

Mindfulness Exercise 24: LYING DOWN

Mindfulness Exercise 25: DRIFTING TO SLEEP

Mindfulness Exercise 26: EXERCISE TO EXHAUSTION

Mindfulness Exercise 27: FEELING BORED

Mindfulness Exercise 28: FEELING EXCITEMENT

Mindfulness Exercise 29: FEELING LONELINESS

Mindfulness Exercise 30: FEELING DISAPPOINTMENT

Mindfulness Exercise 31: FEELING EMBARRASSED

Mindfulness Exercise 32: FEELING FRUSTRATED

Mindfulness Exercise 33: FEELING SADNESS

Mindfulness Exercise 34: FEELING HELPLESS

Mindfulness Exercise 35: FEELING REMORSE

Mindfulness Exercise 36: FEELING APPREHENSION

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"When you are in a state of mindfulness you are actually more aware and able to engage in tasks..."

Why are meditative relaxation and mindfulness important?When I ask clients what they do for daily relaxation I usually get responses such as:

"I relax by watching TV every night."

"I have a glass of wine."

"I read a book."

"I go out with friends."

"I go to the gym and work out."

"I find gardening relaxing."

"I like to fish."

Although each of these activities may be perceived as relaxing and may even have an element of mindfulness, they don't provide the brain and body with the deep meditative relaxation we require. In fact, most of these activities are stimulating to the brain or the body rather than quieting.  READ MORE...

How do we change irrational thinking?As you may realize as you read the articles on this site, the underlying core issue for many problems resides with irrational thinking styles. That, of course, is the basic premise of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). We develop styles of thinking based upon our learning experiences, our parents' thinking, and societal/community beliefs and expectations.  READ MORE...



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