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Relaxation Posts

Lets begin with some ancient wisdom. Do you have a realistic view of how powerful your mind is regarding influencing your mood? There is a way to find out the impact on your emotions, life, decisions, and outcomes of your behavior.

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Many Faces of Anxiety

As you can see by this photo, anxiety has many faces and ways it can present itself. Everyone reacts differently to anxiety. Essentially, anxiety is fear, connected to your Amygdala, an organ in your brain designed to protect you from

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Floating–the new “Mental Floss”

You may be too connected in this day and age to technology. The constant barrage of bad news, fear based reports, work stress, financial pressures make it really difficult to ever detach and shut down the internal noise.This past week,

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Pip Biofeedback Relaxation

Biofeedback has come a long way. The purpose of biofeedback is to use body monitors to guide a person towards relaxation with immediate feedback of body tension and stress. That way, it is easy to listen to the body and

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Relationships

Emotional Flooding—How to Self-Soothe

Nothing much good happens when you are emotionally flooded during a relationship conflict. Flooding consists of stress hormones surging through you, which makes it very difficult to resolve conflict rationally.  As adrenalin and cortisol floods the nervous system, you will feel the

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Stress Free for the Holidays…….

What a concept!!!! Your holiday experience doesn’t have to be havoc and stress as the photo on the right suggests. Is it possible to actually relax and enjoy the holidays without a meltdown. How do you do this? The definitive

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Test Anxiety: Improving Performance & Scores

Anxiety has a cycle that becomes self-reinforcing generating more anxiety, stress, panic and poor performance. The graph at the left illustrates this concept. A test is viewed or felt as a threat, this threat releases stress hormones, reduces concentration, focus

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Mental Rehearsal Enhances Sports Performance

Mental rehearsal or visualization is a powerful tool for athletes. The research is clear on the benefits, applications and efficacy of training the mind to enhance performance.  What studies have been done? A study in 2004 found that volunteers were

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.