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Amy Bellows, Ph.D.

Articles by Amy Bellows, Ph.D.:

  • Beating Feelings of Shyness
    17 May 2016

    A simple intervention proved to be very powerful for altering the extent to which shy women were able to face their most feared shyness-arousing situation — being alone with a […]

  • An Overview of Sex Therapy
    17 May 2016

    These days, many couples find it hard to fit sex into their busy schedules. And it’s perfectly normal for people to go through periods when they’re just not in the […]

  • Helping Understand Your Preschooler’s Emotions
    17 May 2016

    One minute she’s biting. The next minute she’s giving kisses. What’s she really feeling? What’s going on in her little head? There is the potential for a range of emotions. […]

  • Understanding Your Toddler’s Emotional Moods
    17 May 2016

    Preschool children grow by leaps and bounds: physically, mentally, and socially. From tears and tantrums to affectionate kisses and uncontrolled exuberance, a preschooler’s moods and feelings can be confusing. But […]

  • Good Communication in Marriage Starts with Respect
    17 May 2016

    Communication is the mortar that holds a relationship together – if it breaks down, the relationship will crumble. When spouses no longer communicate, a marriage nurtures no one. It is […]

  • Coping with Acquaintance Rape
    17 May 2016

    Rape by an acquaintance is often even more traumatizing than rape by a stranger. First of all, it represents a violation of trust. Secondly, victims may not get the social […]

  • Couples Can Communicate Without Anger
    17 May 2016

    “One thing seven years of marriage has taught Bob and me is how to draw blood,” Denise lamented to the counselor at their first session. “We seem to know just […]

  • Facing Regret in Life
    17 May 2016

    “Think of regret as like looking in the rear view mirror when you’re driving. To drive forward well, we often use the rear view mirror; we do need to look […]

  • Your Teen’s Search for Identity
    17 May 2016

    Their bodies kick into overdrive. They find themselves disoriented, scared and alone. They become moody, secretive and sarcastic. You don’t recognize your own child. What happened to the child you […]

  • Relaxation Helps Ease Fears and Phobias
    17 May 2016

    Dave is frightened of flying. In an airplane he gets nervous and thinks about the plane crashing. Amy avoids going to the dentist. She becomes apprehensive, fears the pain and […]

  • Too Tense? Tips for Tackling the Stress
    17 May 2016

    A high score on the tension scale indicates a chronic level of physical and emotional tension. Those who take time to relax and release inner tension do much better physically […]

  • Are You Always Disappointed?
    17 May 2016

    People who score high on the disappointment scale are at greater risk of physical or emotional difficulties, or both. Such individuals appear to have a greater frequency of headaches, gastrointestinal […]

  • Kids and Sleep
    17 May 2016

    When they’re infants, it’s middle-of-the-night feedings. When they’re toddlers and school-age, it’s awakening to give medicine or soothe them after a nightmare. It’s no surprise that, according to the latest […]

  • A Guide to Sleeping Better
    17 May 2016

    It’s a horrible feeling to be captain of the ship when the ship goes down. That’s how Antonina Radzikowski, 55, says she felt after falling asleep while driving down a […]

  • Healthy Study Habits for Students
    17 May 2016

    The following tips are some ideas that have been found to be important to maintain and improve your mental and emotional health. There are five main areas to keep in […]

  • Alzheimer’s Care and Planning for Families
    17 May 2016

    Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, progressive illness and is the most common cause of dementia in older individuals. It is characterized by progressive intellectual deterioration together with declining activities of […]

  • Recognizing the Baby Blues (Postpartum Depression)
    17 May 2016

    Your new baby is here! Everyone is joyous, happy, and grateful that the birth went smoothly and you came out of it fine. So how come you’re feeling sad for […]