We all share a similar repertoire of emotions. However, we don’t always experience our emotions quite to the same degree of intensity or even for the same reasons. The amygdala is the part of our brain that is largely responsible for producing feelings, often causing them to overwhelm us before our rational mind has had an opportunity to evaluate the given situation. These sudden feelings can be primitive and powerful – although, as we shall see, not always appropriate to modern life. read more ...
psychotherapy vs prescription drugs
It would seem that somewhere between 50% and 75% of all visits to a doctor tend to be for stress related conditions. Given this rather startling statistic, it is a little worrying that traditional medicine doesn’t seem to be quite as good at the treatment of long-term emotional complaints as it is at treating more acute conditions such as pneumonia, appendicitis or bone fractures. read more ...
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