Imagine a pink elephant in a tutu. If someone mentions this image to you, it’s impossible not to think of it. Similarly, it’s hard to ignore the negative thoughts and feelings banging around inside your head. Your negative thoughts and feelings are part of you, but they don’t define who you are. Clinical psychologist Scott Symington reports that his emotional management system – the “Two-Screen Method” – helps people deal with worries, fears, anxieties and addictions. While getAbstract never gives medical advice, Symington offers interesting ideas for those seeking peace of mind.
About the Author
Clinical psychologist Scott Symington, PhD, helps adults overcome worry and anxiety, negative moods, addictive behaviors, and other conditions that steal their joy and freedom.
Comment on this summary
3 years agoThis is a must read. It shares a wealth of knowledge that can benefit everyone.
3 years agoThis is interesting.
3 years agoExcellent read. It is educational and calming.
In our Journal
9 months ago
Horrible News and How to Deal with It
Humankind cannot complain about a lack of bad news in recent years. Here you can learn how to deal with media-induced anxieties as they arise – or how to prevent those worries in the first place. Back in 2018, a large-scale study discovered that American adults spend about half of each day interacting with some […]
11 months ago
Und jetzt: Abschalten
Ein weiteres turbulentes Jahr ging zu Ende. Zeit, neue Energie zu tanken – hier erfahren Sie, wie das gelingt. Und wieder ist ein Jahr rum – ein weiteres Jahr, in dem wir mit Einschränkungen, Planlosigkeit und Druck umgehen mussten. Fehlende Kinderbetreuung, Homeoffice, Honorarausfälle, Schließungen und viel Hin und Her bei den coronabedingten Maßnahmen haben uns […]
1 year ago
“Mindfulness Is a Lifestyle.”
British psychologist Audrey Tang discusses how introducing small nuggets of mindfulness into your workday can lead to powerful changes over time. As a trained psychologist, Audrey, when did you first become interested in mindfulness? Audrey Tang: My grandfather was a Buddhist teacher back home in Melaka, Malaysia. As a young child, I would sometimes get […]
2 years ago
How to Downshift Properly
The holidays are just around the corner, and rarely before have most of us longed so much for the peace and quiet they bring. To make sure that you succeed in relaxing, you should take the following tips to heart. This year, even more people will transport their worries and hardships into the festive season […]
2 years ago
“How Do I Welcome Back Furloughed Employees?”
Put simply: Be warm and mindful. There is no precedent for the current situation, so concrete statements on help with returning to work, already tested by reality, are scarce. What is clear, however: People Who Have Been on Furlough Are Not Coming Back from a Holiday Most people who were on forced leave will come […]
2 years ago
Kick Off Your Staycation – the Right Way
This summer, many will forgo traveling to a vacation destination. Still, you will need to take some time off. Learn how to maximize the benefits of your staycation – and return to work feeling more rejuvenated than if you had taken that voyage. The reasons why people travel for vacation are manifold. Some enjoy exploring […]
3 years ago
“How Do I Overcome Fears and Get Ahead?”
Fear is a bad adviser. Fortunately, there is good advice to get rid of it. Every one of us is afraid at some point, and those who tell you otherwise are simply liars. Fear is a natural reaction – and in many situations it is useful: as an early warning system to question decisions. But […]