APRIL 2015

Starting Fresh  


 

It's officially spring! Although the weather hasn't yet begun to feel much like it, spring is here and with it will come a fresh start to the world; flowers will bloom, trees will regain their leaves, and things will feel green and new.

Oftentimes, spring brings with it a tendency to reevaluate. This manifests itself in the habit of "spring cleaning." We go through storage and streamline our closets, paring things down and getting rid of anything that no longer feels necessary. This requires us to look at the past, asking ourselves "what worked and what didn't?" Then we look to the future and ask ourselves, "what I am hoping for next?" Spring cleaning can be something we do emotionally as well as physically, looking at the habits, routines, and people in our lives and determining what is good for us, and what we may need to move on from.

A great example of this took place at the Carmichael Psychology spring party. I treated my associates to appetizers and laid back fun on a Sunday afternoon as a "spring cleaning" of sorts. It gave me a chance to communicate my appreciation for what is going well, and also to share my vision for the future of the company.

Spring cleaning is often positive and refreshing, but sometimes it can also be painful, especially if it comes in the form of a breakup. Ending a relationship, even when it's clearly the right thing to do, is hard. So many strong emotions come up that people often become lost in the pain, not knowing how to sooth themselves. For these reasons, I wrote an article called " The Breakup Survival Guide," which was featured on Anxiety.org. In the article, I suggest a number of simple, straightforward ways for those experiencing heartache to find relief fast. The feedback from this article was so positive, that Anxiety.org hosted a Reddit "Ask me Anything" (AMA), in which I answered dozens of questions, as well as a WebEx live event. Check below for more information about this event.

I invite you to read and share your own thoughts in the comments.

Whatever you're working through in your life, whether it's a breakup or a reevaluation of your career, know that I'm at your service. If you ever feel inclined, you can hit "reply" to this email and tell me what you're struggling with, what's on your mind, or ask me any questions you may have. I live for helping people reach their potential, and I know you too can break through your biggest roadblocks and create the life you deserve. 

 

Wishing you a wonderful week,

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Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D. , is a clinical psychologist, dating coach, and the founder of Carmichael
Psychology in New York City. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety reduction, and her new e-course lets her clients master 
CBT techniques for anxiety  on their own schedule. She has appeared live on FOX and ABC and has been quoted by New York Magazine and Everyday Health, among others.

My associates and I at the Carmichael Psychology Spring Party
Reddit AMA and WebEx Event

I got so many wonderful questions, both directly from Reddit and from the WebEx live event! You can find the AMA Reddit thread here

Participants asked about everything from the healthiest ways to argue with significant others to the use of labels in relationships. Here are some examples: 

"What is the most important characteristic of a good relationship?"
  • Click here for my recorded answer

"How do you stop obsessing about your ex and the relationship? 
  • Click here for my recorded answer
Interested in viewing the whole event? Check out the YouTube playlist here


 

In Other News

I'm beginning an exciting collaboration with FirstMed, which provides medical services to English speaking patients in Hungary. I will be interviewed about anxiety management techniques in their upcoming newsletter and will have the chance to provide FirstMed patients with access to my anxiety webinar.

In addition to the upcoming FirstMed interview, I was also interviewed by
Ellen Margaret Adele Brait, a student at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, for a piece on Project UROK, a nonprofit that helps teens struggling with mental health issues. Click here to read my quote from the article.
Ever struggle with anxiety? These nine proven cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques will help you manage your thoughts and emotions so you can be more comfortable in your own skin. You can use them anywhere, from a tense boardroom to a crowded airport.

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