Preparing Your Treatment Plan

You are probably visiting because you are feeling emotionally out of sorts. You may be depressed, angry, anxious, worried, confused, frustrated, grieving, upset, tired, sad, over-weight, guilty, ashamed, or scared. Or you may be a bit of a procrastinator, perhaps a perfectionist, have low self-esteem, an addiction, harmful bad habits, behavioral issues,  stress, bad dreams, or relationship, family and employment difficulties.

Practically Normal

Unfortunately, the list is very long. Please be aware that you are not alone or unusual in your struggle with painful feelings and experiences. Nearly everyone experiences emotional distress at some time. In this day and age, it’s practically normal.

Take Action

When pain and distress become too difficult to endure, it’s time to take action. Visiting or any self-help website is an important first step toward feeling better.

People in pain don’t have the time or patience to wade through positive sounding pep talks, like advice to “think happy thoughts,” read about unrealistic “success stories” or listen to long discussions about “psychoanalytical theory.”

All in One Place

Therefore, we’ve tried to make as brief and informative as possible, offering questions and solutions to a wide range of problems. When you are feeling bad, you don’t have the energy to seek fragments of solutions in widely scattered locations, so we’ve tried to make comfortable and convenient, including soothing audio and informative text. Every page provides navigation to related sections that pop-up instead of dragging you away.

Refined Cognitive Techniques

People don’t have time to waste on unproven remedies so we have included information that is both insightful and proven to have strong benefits. Over the past thirty-odd years many new Cognitive Behavioral techniques have been developed and refined to relieve anxiety, lift depression, and calm anger. We have presented many of them on these pages. They offer many avenues of self-help, along with a vast variety of additional resources. With a little patience you can start to feel better almost immediately.

Childhood Memories

Many people believe their distress is caused by repressed or long-forgotten childhood experiences. That the only way to relieve their pain and heal properly is to undergo long, uncomfortable discussions and analysis with a stranger to root out unpleasant memories.

While there may indeed be some connection between your distant childhood and current distress, and it may help at some point to analyze those memories, modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) concentrates on a much more immediate and accessible source of information and emotions: Your current train of thought. Plus, you can remain in the privacy of your own home, on your comfy couch during the process.

Thoughts Produce Emotions

It has been commonly demonstrated time after time that painful emotions are immediately preceded by some kind of thought. In other words, some event occurred causing you to think, and that made you feel bad. At the heart of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the premise  that you can change how you feel by changing your thoughts. This may seem highly simplistic but hundreds of research studies over the past thirty years have proven that this simple strategy can be applied to a wide variety of problems – easier and quicker – than many other therapeutic approaches.

Impact of Self-Talk 

Here at, you will learn how thoughts influence feelings and perceptions and how habitual negative thoughts and self-talk can impact your mood and your life. But simply understanding a problem or technique will not solve a problem unless effort is put forth. You will have to make real changes in how you think and behave. You may have to sacrifice some bad habits as well.

Second Nature

Many techniques discussed on our pages will require regular practice over time. The goal here is to teach you self-discipline and motivation so that the techniques and exercises will become second nature to you. 

If you don’t feel confident or lack self-discipline to undertake self-help, we strongly advise that you consult a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in your immediate area to assist you in developing your own personal treatment plan.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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