Live discussion with Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes on coping with anxiety and depression and other physical and mental illnesses with an integrative behavioral health approach . A Quickstart guide to changing negative patterns and programs (#habitchange #mentalhealthmatters #selfesteem ) and more…

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Explore the function of the pattern
Unhealthy relationships: Security/esteem
Emotional eating: “Coping” with overwhelming emotions
Quick temper: Protect from threats
Identify course of those behaviors
When did they start?
Who/what did you learn it (or fail to learn) from

What do you see as the resolution of the behavior and what do you need to do to get there (KSAs)
Create safety (PACER)
Purposeful action
Learn about… (interpersonal skills, coping)
Identify your triggers for…
Explore past experiences and traumas that may be unresolved and contributing to the distress
Develop distress tolerance skills
Enhance self-esteem

Were often programmed by someone else (family, media)
Tell you what you “should” do, how you “should” feel to get love or how you are inadequate
Increase feelings of guilt, anxiety…
Create safety (PACER)
Identify the negative program “To be lovable you must be pretty and passive.”
Is this program true? If so why? If not, why not?
Would you want your best friend/child to believe this program?
In what ways does holding this program improve your life?
How does it keep you from having a rich and meaningful life?
Restate the program in a way that is healthy/helpful for you.(Toward thoughts)
To be lovable you must be…