Dr. Chloe Carmichael Blogs

Posts about Behavior, Self Awareness, and Self Esteem (5):

Harness the Power of Silence in 5 Easy Steps

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 13, 2021 10:51:20 AM
Harness the Power of Silence in 5 Easy Steps

As a yoga teacher-turned-psychologist, I’ve always been amazed at the overlap between psychology and yoga, specifically in mindfulness and in silence. One yogic practice that I find fantastic as a psychologist is intentional and compassionate silence. Whether you are in a relationship or currently single and living alone, you might feel some sort of pressure to always answer the phone, constantly make small talk with a partner, or always have “something interesting” to say. Intentional silence is a great way to combat this pressure, and can just be a fun way to deepen your relationships and play around with nonverbal communication!

Terrorism, Anger, Anxiety: How to Manage Strong Feelings

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 13, 2021 2:33:18 AM
Terrorism, Anger, Anxiety: How to Manage Strong Feelings

When we are faced with extreme world events such as terrorism, many of us can feel at a loss regarding how to process our emotions.  On one hand, we feel full of very strong emotion; and on the other hand we may simultaneously feel as if we are actually so powerless over whatever official governmental response will be taken that our feelings can seem almost irrelevant to the broader picture of how these events fit into perspective.  

Coping with Quarantine Life 4 Simple Tips from a Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 12, 2021 10:36:07 AM
Coping with Quarantine Life 4 Simple Tips from a Clinical Psychologist

Quarantine life has been called “the new normal” over the past couple of months. Although it may be “normal” in the sense that it’s become common, it is understandably not feeling at all normal to us in terms of our wellbeing: in fact, quarantine life can pose some very unique challenges.  While I can’t take that stress away, as a clinical psychologist I can offer some practical tips to handle quarantine life from a cognitive, behavioral, and emotional perspective. Some of the tips I offer will be exercises or other behaviors you can try, and some of them will be just simple ideas on perspectives that may be helpful.  Many of the ideas and exercises will actually be helpful to you even after quarantine, so take heart in knowing you’re increasing your proverbial toolbox in ways that will be useful even when COVID19 is a thing of the past, at least in terms of pandemic levels.  If you’re open to ideas on personal growth, then you’ve come to the right place!

The Path to Mindfulness Part 1: Mindful Awareness

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 12, 2021 9:23:18 AM
The Path to Mindfulness Part 1: Mindful Awareness

Before I became a clinical psychologist I was a certified yoga teacher, so I have been studying mindfulness for years. The field of psychology has recently begun embracing the concept of mindfulness, and these days it’s common to hear the term being thrown around outside of mental health and wellness contexts. I consider mindfulness to be a crucial tool both inside and outside of therapy, but I find that many people don’t fully understand what it means and how to practice it. This series of blog posts will explain why I find mindfulness to be important, and how you can learn to use it to your benefit.

Life Changing Yoga Benefits

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 10, 2021 1:47:33 AM
Life Changing Yoga Benefits

Yoga sometimes gets overlooked because it can seem too “trendy” of a workout to net you real results. But there’s a reason top achievers like LeBron James and Ariana Huffington follow this ancient practice, and the reason is this: Yoga isn’t just a workout — it’s an incredible way to work on yourself, body and mind, inside and out.

5 Ways to Beat Social Anxiety in Business Meetings

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 9, 2021 12:59:46 AM
5 Ways to Beat Social Anxiety in Business Meetings

Feelings of anxiety manifest themselves in many different ways and in a variety of situations, one of which is in the workplace. Anxiety in business meetings can be extremely debilitating if it stops you from sharing your thoughts and ideas, and being a contributing member of the team.  This pattern can leave you feeling frozen before and during business meetings,  and even end up keeping you from attaining possible promotions because you aren’t able to interface effectively with your teammates at work.

3 Yoga Benefits You’ve Never Considered

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 8, 2021 4:44:00 PM
3 Yoga Benefits You’ve Never Considered

Yoga sometimes gets overlooked because it can seem too “trendy” of a workout to net you real results. But there’s a reason top achievers like LeBron James and Ariana Huffington follow this ancient practice, and the reason is this: Yoga isn’t just a workout — it’s an incredible way to work on yourself, body and mind, inside and out.