Adapted Treatment Protocol for COVID19-Related Healthcare Professionals:
A Holistic Model and Clinical Health Application of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Pandemics
Kevin D. Arnold, PhD, ABPP Jared Skillings, PhD, ABPP
Get the Help You Need to Solve Your Problems Through Learning Healthy Behaviors and Changing your Thinking
Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT works to learn healthier behaviors/habits and change unrealistic ideas about you, the future, and the world around you. By overcoming avoidance, learning ways to enjoy life again, and testing your thinking by looking at the real evidence in your life, CBT teaches you to build healthier behaviors, think in realistic ways, create solutions to your problems.
Parenting Children with ADHD
In 2016, Dr. Bill Pelham and his team put out a great paper. In it, he compared teaching parents behavioral skills or using medicine for ADHD children. What he found was the order you first use the parenting skills and medicine matters.
Overcoming the Fear of Being Anxious
Many folks find themselves controlled by fear and anxieties. But, what they may not realize is that anxiety itself isn’t that powerful. Many of us enjoy anxiety when we watch scary movies or climb into the roller coaster car. What bothers most folks is the distress they feel about their anxiety. In their minds, they hear ideas like “I shouldn’t be scared, what’s wrong with me,” or “This feels horrible, it’s not normal to feel frightened.” When those thoughts speak, many people then pull-away from things in their life that otherwise bring them joy. This “double whammy” creates sadness and stress on top of the already existing feelings of being upset. To overcome the distress, consider responding to the ideas by pointing out that anxiety is a normal experience. Remember why you liked doing the things you enjoy and make a decision to put the anxiety into your back pocket. Carry the anxiety with you and “get out of your head and into your life.” Acceptance of anxiety can be transforming….and can reduce, or even eliminate, anxiety in any given moment.