How aware of your emotions are you?
People who are consciously aware of their emotions deal with them more effectively. This idea is supported by a recent survey study by Claudia Subic-Wrana and co-workers (2014) of almost 2,000 participants (a representative sample of the German general population). Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, Clinical Psychology, Coping, Depression, Mental Health, Psychology
Tagged coping strategy, emotion regulation strategy, emotional awareness, empirical, LEAS, reappraisal, research, The Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale
Repeat the word milk for 45 seconds or more (remember to say it out loud), and you will find that the word begins to lose its meaning. It’s called the Milk Milk Milk exercise, and it is just one of many word repetition exercises. Try it yourself before you read any further… did the word milk lose its meaning? Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, Clinical Psychology, Depression, Therapy
Tagged cognitive defusion, emotional discomfort, evidence, habituation, method, milk milk milk exercise, semantic satiation, technique, word repetition
Anxiety runs in families. Children of anxious parents are over five times more likely than those of non-anxious parents to have an anxiety disorder (Budinger et al., 2013). Continue reading
Is the magical number 7 so magical, after all?
Myth: People can hold 7±2 objects in their short-term memory.
Fact: English-speaking people can on average hold 7±2 unidimensional objects in their short-term memory. Continue reading