Category: Mental Health

Strategies for Staying Sane: Beating Insomnia

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Betty’s poor sleep habits were getting her down. She took sleeping pills and tranquilizers from time to time, but hated to rely on pills ~ especially habit-forming drugs. She was not aware that some simple…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Rapid Relaxation Methods

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Carl used to be described as “uptight.” In fact, he was such a taut person that he suffered from chronic back pain and excruciating headaches that his doctors ascribed to tension. He was also very…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Meditation: Part 2

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Terry entered the office, presented himself to the secretary, and sat down to await his appointment with the boss. As he waited, be closed his eyes briefly, and he used the rapid meditation method he…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Meditation: Part 1

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• When Irwin was advised to learn how to use meditation to handle his stress, he scoffed at the idea. “I’ve never felt comfortable in the lotus position, ” he jeered. He also sneered that you…