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Decisions Making!

When we make decisions, we’re not always in charge. We can be too impulsive or too deliberate for our own good; one moment we hotheadedly let our emotions get the better of us, and the next we’re paralyzed by uncertainty. Then we’ll pull a brilliant decision out of thin air—and wonder how we did it. […]

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Decision-making and reasoning

Each hemisphere has four sections, called lobes: frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital. Each lobe controls specific functions. For example, the frontal lobe controls personality, decision–making and reasoning, while the temporal lobe controls, memory, speech, and sense of smell. The frontal lobes are important for voluntary movement, expressive language and for managing higher level executive functions. Executive functions refer […]

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Can a Narcissist Change? YES

There are several approaches to dealing with narcissism, but therapy typically involves these essential steps: identifying existing defense mechanisms exploring reasons behind these coping methods learning and practicing new patterns of behavior exploring how behaviors affect others examining connections between their internal voice and their treatment of others The key to lasting progress often lies in: […]

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Can a Narcissist Change? What to Expect

It’s not uncommon for people with narcissistic tendencies to experience other mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, anorexia nervosa, and substance misuse. These other issues, rather than narcissistic traits, often encourage people to seek therapy https://www.healthline.com/health/can-a-narcissist-change

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Individual and Marital Therapy with Narcissists | Psychology Today

Although narcissism is difficult to treat, progress can be made over time. Even weekly sessions over a shorter term can yield benefits. Patients’ functioning and adaptation to reality can improve through gaining some control over their defenses and by working through past trauma (Masterson, 2004). They can learn to manage their anger, rage, and impulsivity. Although narcissists may […]

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Is Couples’ Therapy Useful When One Partner Is a Narcissist? | Psychology Today

How Does All of This Affect Couple’s Therapy? Effective couples’ therapy requires each member of the couple to be willing to reflect on his or her beliefs, behaviors, and impact on the other person. It is necessary for people in couples’ therapy to be able to admit where their behavior or their expectations for the relationship are […]

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Things Your Marriage Counselor Is Thinking But Not Telling You

Stop trying to change your partner. … Stop withholding sex. … Don’t invite your smartphone into your relationship. … Stop trying to make your spouse look bad. … Don’t try to solve all your problems while you’re angry. … If you cheated, stop pretending you did nothing wrong. … Don’t spend your whole therapy session […]

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Inner Critic

“I am continuously struck by how frequently the various thought processes of the inner critic trigger overwhelming emotional flashbacks. This is because the PTSD-derived inner critic weds shame and self-hate about imperfection to fear of abandonment, and mercilessly drive the psyche with the entwined serpents of perfectionism and endangerment. Recovering individuals must learn to recognize, […]

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Mental Health

The degree of our mental health is often reflected in the degree to which we love and respect ourselves and others in a myriad of different feeling states. Real self-esteem and real intimacy with others depends on the ability to lovingly be there for oneself and others, whether one’s feeling experience is pleasant or unpleasant.

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