A Psychotherapeutic Approach to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Part 3

So how do we control stress? First of all, the perception of control is vital. Those people who possess an external locus of control  (that is, we feel powerless when confronted by stress) tend to suffer the most. We generally deal with stress in one of three ways: We fight it head-on, we attempt to reduce its impact or we run away from it. Clients suffering from depression often have an exaggerated external locus of control, in addition to other unhelpful “attribution styles.”

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A Psychotherapeutic Approach to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Part 2

The very nature of M.E., with its physical and emotional peaks and troughs, leads to heightened awareness. Regular fatigue may be subconsciously intensified to a point where we fear a relapse is inevitable. So called “good days” may result in boredom and frustration, “bad days” in depression and anxiety. We may feel that we are “paying the price” when “normal” behaviour (a walk in the park, an evening out with friends) results in exhaustion and a reoccurrence of symptoms. Continue reading “A Psychotherapeutic Approach to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Part 2”

A Psychotherapeutic Approach to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Part 1

Rather like the conundrum of the chicken and the egg, it is difficult to know which comes first in the case of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – depression, which develops as a result of having a chronic, debilitating illness, or is it a somatic disorder, masquerading as an organic disease?

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Youth Fitness and Nutrition Post 3

Free Weights and Weight Machines

Free weights and machines are the most common form of strength training. This form of exercise is safer and is more effective when young athletes have developed physically. Lifting free weights is not recommended for children under the age of 12. When training with free weights and machines all children should follow safety guidelines.
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Doctors for the New Millennium

Are you wondering how to find a qualified physician who can work with you in many ways besides just Western Allopathic medicine? Well, then, this is good news for you. Read on.

December 3rd to 6th, 2000, in Denver, Colorado, The University of Colorado School of Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Medicine co-sponsored the first ABHM Board Review Course and test for Board Certification in Holistic Medicine. Continue reading “Doctors for the New Millennium”

Youth Fitness and Nutrition Post 1

Children are spending more and more time in front of the television or playing video games. It is no wonder more and more American children are overweight and out of shape. Children who are not taught to live a healthy lifestyle will most likely grow up to be unfit adults. What can you do to help the child or children in your life become fit? It is not an easy task in a time where physical education classes are only offered twice a week or in many cases not at all. Continue reading “Youth Fitness and Nutrition Post 1”