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Why CBT For Eating Disorders Works Well For HSPs

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 12, 2022 |

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a highly effective psychological treatment approach. It’s considered the gold standard for treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, insomnia, and many other psychological conditions and illnesses. This discussion is about why CBT for eating disorders works well for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Let’s start with the basics. What…

AMA: What Exactly Is The Brain Difference Of Highly Sensitive People?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 27, 2022 |

We’re all different, each and all uniquely our own. And yet, we find connection and sense of place in those moments of sameness, consistency, and mutual recognition. And so it is with a unique segment of the population known as Highly Sensitive. Different from the majority. Recognizable precisely for their differences. And, because of more…

AMA: Can A Highly Sensitive Person Change?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 21, 2022 |

Who are you? What defines you? What immutable characteristics make you “who you are”? And do you believe you can change more than what you do and actually change who you are? The examination is important, not just for understanding and accepting yourself, but for shaping the way you understand and accept others. Those who…

Are You Fighting Depression And Anxiety? Try THIS Instead

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 18, 2022 |

They call it The Fight of the Century. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier entered the ring as the first match-up of two undefeated prior world Heavyweight champions. Two of the greatest, toughest, most determined boxers of all time duked it out for a 15-round unanimous Frazier victory. Each fought a foe. But neither was fighting…

Are HSPs More Prone to Addiction?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 27, 2022 |

The world of Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) is ultra-vivid, extra-dimensional, and oh-so-overstimulating. Their radar is pre-programmed and hard wired to be set on constant intake. By default, their brains are constantly processing. Emphasis is on constantly. It makes sense, then, to question how that same neurological predisposition responds to constant stimuli. Are HSPs more prone…

Two apples, one of which is a distorted size to show an example of body image dysphoria

What Exactly Is Body Image Dysmorphia? (And What Can You Do About It?)

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 26, 2022 |

There’s one relationship you can’t escape: the one with yourself. And that relationship extends to what you see in the mirror and how you perceive and respond to it. Most of us see things we would like to change. But, for some people, those little wishes or cues for a “healthier” lifestyle are replaced by…

When Is An Eating Disorder Intervention A Good Idea?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 19, 2022 |

In the world of addiction treatment, interventions allow concerned friends and family to meet with and confront a loved one engaging in addictive behaviors. Upfront. Direct. Nothing held back. Properly executed and strategically timed, an intervention can be helpful with an addiction such as alcohol or drugs. Eating disorders, however, are not an addiction. So…

Are HSPs More Prone To Addiction?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 19, 2022 |

The world of Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) is ultra-vivid, extra-dimensional, and uber-overstimulating. HSPs’ radar is essentially set on perennial intake. Their brains are constantly processing. It makes sense to wonder how that same neurological predisposition responds to constant stimuli. Are HSPs more prone to addiction? The question may have far-reaching implications for this narrow slice…

What Parents Need To Know About Anxiety And Depression In College Students If They Hope To Help Their College Student

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 13, 2022 |

College…. a rite of passage equally charged with excitement and a new era of debt. Your child is heading off, and your nest is down one (more) fledgling. He or she may not know it, but anxiety and depression in college students is a real thing. And you, as the parent who is also transitioning…

17 Battling Depression And Anxiety Quotes That Let You Know You Will Prevail

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 6, 2022 |

Battling depression and anxiety takes a lot of energy – and can be filled with misery. Feeling better doesn’t happen on command. And typically requires more than an inspirational quote. At times having depression and anxiety can feel like they will last a lifetime.   If you’re battling depression and anxiety, quotes that let you…

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