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Grappling with anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts
David A. Clark Ph.D.
Move beyond the impossible by relinquishing old mental habits and discovering a more realistic present-focused way attitude toward life difficulties
The shift from an anxious mind that focuses on threat and vulnerability to a healthy mind that values safety and resilience.
Is anxiety your ally or your adversary when facing the risk and uncertainties of daily living?
Are you feeling unsettled by our new reality? Consider whether your judgments of threat and safety need realignment.
Don’t get swallowed up in the stress and uncertainty of today’s pandemic by losing sight of a better life ahead.
A healthy tolerance of uncertainty is needed to withstand the torrent of confusion and mystery caused by the novel coronavirus.
Are you afraid of disease and contamination? If so, the relentless barrage of coronavirus news could raise your anxiety level.
Are you confused about love? Be careful not to over-interpret your spontaneous thoughts and feelings.
Some people are inclined to overthink their thoughts, feelings, and actions, causing a spike in anxiety, stress, and other negative emotions.
When distressed, we struggle to control a barrage of negative thinking. It’s easy to assume that a failure in mental control means you have to try harder.
How we respond to uninvited spontaneous thoughts will determine how much they bother us.
David A. Clark, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus with the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick. He is the author of The Anxious Thoughts Workbook and The Negative Thoughts Workbook.