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Better Ways to Cope with Stress: Your Way Out of the Toxic Triangle Winnemucca NV

It is likely that you may begin to recognize the theme of relationships or a certain relationship in your diary accounts. As you begin to recognize the role of key people in these difficult times, use your reflective abilities to consider what it is about them that contributes to your sad or anxious feelings, or to your desire to drink or eat.

Winnemucca Mental Health Center
(775) 623-6580
3140 Traders Way
Winnemucca, NV
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Mental Health Professional

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Winnemucca Mental Health Center
(775) 623-6580
3140 Traders Way
Sparks, NV
 
Stuart J. Ghertner
(702) 456-2639
25 Pheasant Ridge Dr
Henderson, NV
Services
Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Arizona
Credentialed Since: 1976-09-10

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Ira Pauly
(775) 688-2001
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV
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Psychiatry

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Mojave Mental Health
(702) 253-0818
6375 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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Kailing Dr Mark F Psychologist
(775) 625-4862
530 Melarkey Street Suite 219
Sparks, NV
 
Healtherapy of Nevada
(775) 849-3434
3275 Lake Shore Dr
Washoe Valley, NV
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Nicole Williams
(702) 530-8799
8540 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Bryn Mawr Col
Credentialed Since: 2009-07-28

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Cynthia Schmidt
(702) 530-1141
8275 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Connecticut
Credentialed Since: 2009-11-16

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Alfredo M. Amezaga
800/401.5593
18124 Wedge Pkwy
Reno, NV
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Psychological Assessment, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nevada - Reno
Credentialed Since: 1996-12-03

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Better Ways to Cope with Stress: Your Way Out of the Toxic Triangle

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Better Ways to Cope with Stress: Your Way Out of the Toxic Triangle
By Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D. 
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Feb 12, 2006, 19:23

   

Depressive symptoms, unhealthy eating habits, and heavy drinking unite to create a space that is so poisonous for women that I have called it the toxic triangle. Eating, Drinking, Overthinking will help you understand your own relationship to the toxic triangle. It is not just for women who have clinical depression, diagnosed eating disorders, or alcoholism. It is for women who dance around the edges of the toxic triangle, with moderate symptoms of depression, unhealthy eating patterns, or heavy drinking

Eating, Drinking, Overthinking teaches women how to transform their vulnerabilities into strengths, to help women develop the tools to change the way they cope with stressful circumstances. Here are some of the major steps toward positive change:

1. Step back and notice what you are thinking and feeling.

One way to do this is to use mindfulness techniques, which teach us to notice our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and memories without immediately categorizing them as good or bad. We learn to be more compassionate toward ourselves, responding to our thoughts and feelings as a friend might, rather than as a slave to a master. By being able to step back and notice, rather than be overwhelmed or ruled, by our feelings, we become better able to choose how we want to feel and act in difficult situations.

Mindfulness techniques also teach you to be more aware of the present moment. By practicing “being with” our feelings and thoughts we can become less frightened and overwhelmed by them, and thus less motivated to escape them with unhealthy behaviors. We can also learn a great deal about ourselves, particularly the ways we have internalized social pressures to cast ourselves in a certain way (for example, in terms of how much we weigh) or to behave in certain ways (such as always putting others’ needs before our own).

If mindfulness techniques don’t appeal to you, just try keeping a diary of key events in your day and how you think and feel about them. There may be something specific that triggers these urges and feelings – a difficult interaction with another person, going by a restaurant, being alone at home. Or they may come from out of the blue. It doesn’t matter, just write down what is going on, and then get quiet for a moment and tune into what is going through your head.

It is likely that you may begin to recognize the theme of relationships or a certain relationship in your diary accounts. As you begin to recognize the role of key people in these difficult times, use your reflective abilities to consider what it is about them that contributes to your sad or anxious feelings, or to your desire to drink or eat.

2. Conjure up an image of the Positive You.

Shut your eyes, get quiet, and conjure up a very positi...

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