Repression, Anxiety & CBT

Sigmund Freud’s “signal theory” of anxiety conceptualizes this emotion as a safeguard protecting us and others from the emergence of threatening intrapsychic and interpersonal material. Freud saw anxiety signaling the presence and press of threatening psychic content – oftentimes aggressive or sexual impulses. Contemporary evolutionary psychology supports Freud’s formulation. Biopsychosocial analysis considers anxiety a legacy

Maria Elena’s First Song

All Things CBT’s 2021 World Championships Of Shame Attacking is attracting A-list talent from around the world. Week-one entries arrived from Canada, Europe, India, Japan and the United States. Pomona Valley California’s Low-Intensity CBT promotoras have stepped forward with entries of their own – and raised the bar for the rest of us (as I

Self Monitoring Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Monitoring and observing changes our experience of something, which in turn can change the frequency at which it occurs, its intensity, or some other aspect of that thing. We can self monitor many aspects of our lives. How often we have a negative thought. How often we feel an urge to do something or to avoid doing something.