The Hidden Treasure

Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Contemporary Psychology

What Are You Thinking About?

One of the first Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions I happened upon as I began my studies was a simple, yet powerful exercise by Dr. David Burns called the Stick Figure Technique.  (For more information, you can reference his book, “Ten Days to Self-Esteem”).  The purpose of this exercise is to assist individuals in restructuring […]

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Part II: Skills vs. Pills

In Part I, I reviewed the clinical literature which clearly contradicts the “clinical imbalance” theory of depression and anxiety.  Results indicate approximately 80% of the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications are due to placebo.  Here are some other interesting facts to be aware of in the effective treatment of depression and anxiety: Genetic pre-disposition for the […]

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Pills vs. Skills–Part 1 The Shocking Truth About Anti-Depressant and Anti-Anxiety Medications

Do anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications do what they say? Research says it is a placebo effect for most individuals, and discounts the bio-chemical imbalance theory for taking medications….Learning skills through CBT is an effective way to treat anxiety and depression…and there is research to prove it!!! Part I of 2. Stay tuned.

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