Do you ever get stuck on distressing thoughts that continuously loop through your mind? How am I going to get all this work done? What if I can’t sleep tonight? I wonder if the boss is mad at me? Most of us, at one time or another, experience these anxious preoccupations where our minds can’t let go of a perceived threat. We may recognize that our thinking isn’t helpful. We may even be …
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Have you ever wondered how to break free of a worry loop? You know the experience. You’re in the shower, at the computer, or out to dinner with the family and there is a worrisome thought running through your mind over and over — a looming deadline, an awkward social interaction, the finances, etc. It doesn’t matter if the worry is irrational — or recognized as unhelpful — you …
While not always the case, many addictions are fueled by emotional pain experienced early on in life. These experiences have a lasting impact on the person because it's a time in life when you're developing beliefs about self and the world. One core belief that is a primary culprit in fueling addictive behavior is the conscious or unconscious sense of "I am bad" or "not good." The word "bad" in …
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Dr. Scott Symington is a licensed clinical psychologist, who is passionate about helping individuals and couples move towards greater freedom, aliveness, and intimacy. This passion has led to a specialty in treating anxiety disorders, sexual issues (including sexual addiction), mood disorders, life transitions, and unhealthy relationship patterns.