In this section, we will offer suggestions that you can
use to help improve your feeling of psychological and emotional well-being. Various
practices, techniques and exercises will be introduced that may help you reduce stress and
anxiety; learn more about yourself; strengthen your faith, optimism, and coping skills, or
perhaps just provide an enjoyable diversion.
Dr. Tigay's Top Self Help
1. Education: Learn
more about yourself and the world around you and perhaps you will discover what is holding
you back from achieving your full potential.
Techniques such as meditation and yoga have been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety,
anger and depression.
Exercise has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia.
4. Values Development:
Strengthening your philosophical foundation and your spiritual and religious
awareness can help engender confidence, faith and optimism.
Develop your creative potential. Begin to express yourself in music, art or dance and you
might experience increased self esteem, reduced anxiety and greater satisfaction in
6. Humor: Find the
humor in everyday situations. Learn to see the lighter side of life.
Spend time with people. Find support. Don't isolate yourself.
Reduce or eliminate "toxic foods." Caffeine, sugar and tobacco head the list of
You may also want to try our Inner Peace software, which will help you work
through issues that are troubling you.