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Blog Entries from Matthias

  1. Books and sources for overcoming secondary problems

    A list of books to help with secondary problems (depression, anxiety, trauma, neglect, abuse).
  2. Alexithymia (trouble identifying and describing emotions)

    This guide explains alexithymia, what causes it, the harmful effects of it, and how to better understand your feelings so you can be yourself and be in control of how you feel.
  3. Sensitive to criticism? Here's how to overcome it

    This guide explains why some people are sensitive to criticism or get upset easily when they are criticized. It then shows you how to reduce your sensitivity to criticism so you don't get upset when you are criticized. Based on scientific research proven to be effective.
  4. Replacing Unhelpful Beliefs with More Accurate and Helpful Beliefs

    This blog entry contains a list of unhelpful, negative, and inaccurate beliefs followed by more helpful, positive, and accurate beliefs that can be used to feel better about yourself and make it easier to get along with other people.
  5. Eye contact

    A few tips to make eye contact easier.
  6. Being yourself - How to act around other people

    How to be yourself and why it's good advice. Learn the difference between adapting versus masking and how to act in social situations.
  7. Knowing Yourself - How to improve your self-esteem

    Do you find social interaction stressful? Do you get upset easily? Are you sensitive to criticism? These are all signs of an unhealthy self-esteem. Learn how to improve it by changing the way you think about yourself. A healthy self-esteem is essential for positive social interactions, making friends, and long-term relationships. Be the best person you can be by learning how to improve your self-esteem.
  8. Why social interactions are stressful

    Learn three common sources of stress in social interactions, what research shows causes our emotions and how to avoid experiencing unwanted emotions.
  9. Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Autism

    This blog entry describes how mast cell disorders may contribute to ASD.
  10. Autism phenotype, maladaptive thinking patterns, and early intervention

    Learn about the BAP, how depression and anxiety in toddlers may contribute to autism, and how early intervention may harm autistic children if psychological causes of abnormal behavior are ignored.