Brenda L Wolfe, PhD

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is psychotherapy for helping people get a handle on their problems. It is based on the fact that the interaction of thoughts, actions, and feelings drives our psychological state. In other words, our actions affect our thoughts and emotions, our emotions affect our thoughts and actions, …

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Eating Disorders & Diets—Differences & Connections

What do eating disorders and dieting have in common? There are three key similarities between the behavior seen among people with eating disorders and those who are actively dieting. The most obvious overlap is that both groups spend a lot of energy paying attention to what they put in their mouths. Both also tend to …

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Self-Compassion & Struggle Not Ok is Ok!

Self-compassion is acceptance Self-compassion has become a popular concept over the past 20 years and is encouraged as a means of enhancing overall well-being. The basic idea is that you should be as compassionate (kind) toward yourself as you would be toward another person you care about. When struggling with a difficult situation, self-compassion means …

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