Posts made in November, 2015

You Should See a Therapist When…

»Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

You Should See a Therapist When…

There a many reasons why people are hesitant to seek out therapy. The cost, time, and stigma of attending therapy are some of the major reasons why people avoid seeking help. Also, people often aren’t sure if they should see a therapist for whatever they are struggling with. The saying, “Admitting you have a problem is the first step”, comes to mind, but it is more complex than that. Often times, whether someone has a long history of an emotional problem or they are just recently going through something, they have a hard time deciding how much their feelings warrant therapy. Trying to justify of dismiss the idea of therapy can be hard, and if there is an actual crisis going on in one’s life, logical thinking may be limited. The longer that...

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How to Diffuse an Angry Situation

»Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

How to Diffuse an Angry Situation

Diffusing an angry friend or loved one can usually be done very easily if you stay in control of your own emotions, and remain focused on finding a solution. It does take some practice and a lot of patience, but if you can master your own emotions and reactions during a conflict, you will find that you are able to settle the dispute and win over your counterpart’s trust and respect. The most important thing that you can do during an argument is to really listen. That doesn’t mean just let the other person finish what they are saying and then pounce at the first pause in conversation. It’s important that you both allow the other person to say what they need to say, but to also process what they are saying. Just because you disagree on the topic...

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

»Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

One of the most complex and compelling mental disorders is Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Personality disorders in general are conditions where people have certain traits or behaviors that cause them to act in ways that cause them problems with their relationships and other areas of their lives. This condition typically begins in early adulthood, and often goes untreated for a person’s entire life. This can have hugely negative impacts on a person’s life and can keep them from being happy. Below are some of the traits of people who have Narcissistic Personality Disorder: They require excessive or constant admiration and compliments. They go to extreme lengths to make sure that they get the attention that they desire and the validation that they...

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