Book Review: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love

Reviewed by CAROLINE COMEAUX LEE   Have you ever found yourself calling your partner repeatedly even though they have asked you to stop?  Does your partner sulk, pout and pick a fight whenever you want to meet up with friends for a drink?  Perhaps the fights have escalated and you now are being shoved around. The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love: Break Free of Unhealthy Bonds and Open the Way to True Love by Dr. Monique Belton and Eileen Bailey may help you recognize the unhealthy relationship you are in and show you ways to correct the issues.  Although many books on … Read More Button

Is Therapy a Wise Way to Spend Your Money?

When people have a need for therapy, they often gain so much financial benefit that therapy becomes a wise use of their time and money. Many research studies show that therapy can reduce future medical expenses. Because so many long-term health care expenses are a result of stress or untreated mental health conditions, proper mental health treatment greatly lowers the overall cost of health care. In fact, this “medical cost offset” is so large that when medical costs are measured over a period of three to five years after treatment, psychotherapy lowers overall health care costs so much that it … Read More Button

What is Coaching?

Coaching is the facilitation of growth and change. 1. Coaching helps you to clarify your direction. Direction and vision are better than goals in this case. A coach can help you create a vision/direction statement that describes what you would be like when you have reached your goals. 2. Coaching helps you to strategize your actions which are needed in order to develop your vision into a reality 3. Coaching helps you upgrade your skills 4. Coaching helps you to optimize your environment. Physical People Mental You may optimize the environment by adding or subtracting from it. 5. Coaching helps you to … Read More Button

Today’s Tip: Breathing – A Mental Energizer

If you need a pick-me-up or are feeling a bit anxious, try the following breathing exercise; it can help to bring energy and clarity to your mind. The first time, do it for just 15 seconds, increasing the duration by five seconds every time until you can complete one full minute. Always breathe normally between exercises. Sit upright with your back straight, eyes closed, and shoulders relaxed. Place the tip of your tongue against the bony ridge behind and above your upper teeth. Breathe rapidly through your nose, in and out, with your mouth slightly closed. Keep your inhale and … Read More Button

The Audrey Chapman Show

Dr. Monique Belton will be a guest on WHUR’s The Audrey Chapman Show on Saturday, July 21st. She will be discussing the theme: OBSESSIVE LOVE a topic based upon her  book, THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO OVERCOMING OBSESSIVE LOVE.  The interview will be for one hour (beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET), live, with callers, and will air on H.U.R. Voices/SiriusXM Channel 141. www.hurvoices.com.   Listerners outside the DC metro area can listen live on the web at http://www.whur.com   … Read More Button

Tel-classes and Workshops

Coming soon! Join Dr. Monique Belton in a free introductory tele-class and learn the 12 Dating Traps and how to avoid them. How to Avoid the 12 Dating Traps Want to date Smarter not Harder? Tired of Mini-Marriages that lead nowhere? Sick of relationships with Unsolvable Problems? You will call in to a long distance number and the class will be held on a teleconference line. The only cost to you is your long distance charges. … Read More Button

Effortless Networking

Date: To be announced Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET Networking is the one most effective ways to explore career options, learn about new business opportunities, and refine your professional goals. Whether you are a physician in practice, in business, in management, or in transition, getting comfortable with networking is a must. The challenge for a lot people – not just physicians – is that they hate networking! Unless you know how to do it well, networking can be not only intimidating, but downright scary. No matter what your comfort zone is, though, don’t miss out on a prime opportunity … Read More Button

Why Exercise?

Beyond the calories deficit, countless studies have shown that exercise is beneficial in mood regulation and stress relief. This Week’s Goals – Charting Activity and Moods Click on the “download” button below to open a handy activity and mood tracking sheet. You can then print it or RIGHT-click on the document, click “save as” and select where you want to save it to your computer.   … Read More Button