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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention is important for everyone. We here at Plantation Psychological Associates strive to make you and your families lives better by taking the initiative and showing you preventative measures anyone can take to help their family and friends. Seeing signs of self harm may be difficult at times, but there are warning signs to look for. Suicide Prevention Information The American Psychological Association notes the

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Respect the trauma/tragedy – recognize and be sensitive to the severity of the situation and how profoundly it affects everyone. Also determine how it is personally interpreted differently by each person with varied scenarios.1. Seek balance – it takes an equal and opposite action to balance a trauma that has occurred. Replace the past negative trauma that may plague you with present-centered positive deeds, thoughts, words

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Relationship Success

The following are some of the ingredients that make and sustain a positive and successful romantic partnership: Handling anger and avoiding arguments.: One of the major problems with anger and the arguments that result is that neither partner does much, if anything, to avoid them. People are motivated by the need to prevail or be “right” about the conflict-arousing issue. One or the other person in

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6 Common Habits That Kill Your Confidence – Part 2

Last week we talked about some of the most common ways your confidence can take a major hit. We discussed how “being a perfectionist” results from inflexibility with your expectations. We talked about how being a “people pleaser” can cause undue stress because you may neglect your own needs. And lastly, we learned how damaging it is to use social media to compare yourself to others,

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The Narcissistic Parent

What happens to the development of our personality when we live in the shadow of narcissistic parent? Here are some common effects.1. Chronic self-blame. Narcissistic parents may or may not be openly abusive. Often they’re almost certainly emotionally tone deaf. Emotionally sensitive children who long for love can’t simply change their parents. They often nurture hope by sacrificing their self-esteem. “I’m the problem,” they tell themselves.

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The 6 Most Common Habits That Kill Your Confidence – Part 1

Everyone struggles with self-doubt sometimes. Whether it’s over a new or existing job, relationship, or school, everyone has felt anxiety about their potential success. A great way to overcome that self-doubt and anxiety is to begin noticing the automatic associations your brain makes when you find yourself in these situations. This article is designed to help you become aware of these bad mental health habits, and

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Be Happy in the Moment

Pay attention to your breath If you are having a hard time staying in the present, just concentrate on your breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose for a count of three, hold your breath for a count of three, and then slowly exhale through your mouth for a count of five. Repeat this a few times until you feel less agitated. You can also try noticing

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Effective Apologies

Throughout the day we will hear “I’m sorry”. Many times we hear those two words but notice the ineffectiveness of it or lack of ‘true’ apology. Many people will say “I’m sorry” and have a general imgresemptiness with their response. This is especially so when it tends to be a recurring theme. The following is a way to have effective apologies Apologize and Take Responsibility Yes,

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Overcoming Defeat

Assuming that we humans have control over our interpretation of defeat, let’s look at these 7 winning strategies: Take a page from the politician’s playbook, and admit that it hurts. You don’t have to pretend that you don’t mind losing. OneOvercoming Defeat- Plantation Psychological Associates of the most truthful statements a politician can make is to admit that winning is better than losing. Learn from the

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Overcoming Relationship Insecurities

Often, feelings of insecurity can arise while in a relationship. For some, it’s a lasting condition that never subsides. Insecurity in a relationship prevents us from being genuine and honest with our partner and ourselves. The ability to express what we really want suffers. Without trust in the relationship, we control and contract our heart, to protect us from what we fear. As a result, the

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