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Building Emotional Skills

Family physicians often report people feel overwhelmed by stress, work, family and relationship problems, health challenges, and painful emotions. An abundant supply of ‘self-help’ books are available to us to learn what it is we can do to help ourselves feel better, as well, there are waiting lists to see pyschiatrists and psychologists, yet it’s not as easy as it sounds to follow through. It’s easier to lack motivation, to be emotionally detached, and handle whatever pain that possibly disrupts our level of concentration or physical health in our daily lives. We get stuck and simply learn to live with it!

The Problem is Not Willpower

According to Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Helpguide Co-founder and Editorial Director, ‘the problem is not willpower— all the willpower in the world won’t matter if you don’t know how to manage stress and balance your emotions. The good news: you can learn these skills, no matter your age or the obstacles you face. Helpguide.org has built a special toolkit called Bringing Your Life Into Balance that teaches these emotional skills. Skill building, like any learning, takes time and effort. Self-defeating habits get grooved in the brain and it takes practice to create new grooves. This toolkit guides you every step of the way and helps keep you motivated as you bring your life back into balance.”

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Morgan Segal

In Memory of Morgan Segal…
Helpguide is dedicated to Morgan Leslie Segal, whose tragic suicide might have been prevented if she had access to better information.



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