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Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Facebook Is Full of Emotional-Support Groups - The Atlantic

People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into?

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

This is how psychotherapy for depression changes the brain – Research Digest

By Alex Fradera. Understanding the neural correlates of psychotherapy could help enhance its effectiveness.

Psychology | Personality

Desiring to alter personality not enough unless you take concrete action to change –

By Christian Jarrett. Active behavioural change is required to achieve shifts in personality.

News | Animal Links

Colleges Can Reduce Stress Among Students With Therapy Dogs - Study Finds

A recent study by the University of British Columbia shows that therapy dogs are an effective way to help bring much-needed relief to our often-stressed student bodies.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

When the Mind Goes Dark - Mindful

When depression hits, can meditating help you work through it? Maybe, but not always. Psychologists weigh in on when mindfulness therapies can (and can’t) help to ease depression.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

10 Mindful Attitudes That Decrease Anxiety - Mindful

By exerting more conscious control over our behaviors and attitudes, we learn to work with our intention, wise effort, and capacity to be kind to ourselves.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The search for Meaning

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Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

With Short, Intense Sessions, Some Patients Finish Therapy in Just Weeks - The New York Times

The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Short Depression Test | HealthyPlace

Short depression test helps determine if you have symptoms of depression and need treatment. Take online depression test. Instantly scored. Free.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become "truth" -- even when it isn't. Any coach will tell you that practice doesn't necessarily make perfect but it certainl

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

You Can Now Pay To Spend An Afternoon Cuddling Your Stress Away With Cows

Feel like you need a break from the everyday stresses of life and just want to “hug it out”? This could be the therapy session you need: You can pay to spend the afternoon petting, playing with and cuddling cows — and horses, for that matter

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

A New Approach to Understanding Social Anxiety

There’s more to social anxiety disorder than just its symptoms says new research

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Rewiring Your Avoidant, Anxious, or Fearful Attachment Style

Sometimes it's less about figuring things out and more about practicing behaviors that will help rewire your emotional system and give you the freedom to change.

Psychology | Personality

What Makes Complex Trauma So Complex?

"Complex trauma" is a term increasingly used to describe multiple instances of trauma, the effects of which are cumulative and experienced over time.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Advice From Therapists on What to Do When You Feel Lonely

A new study highlights how widespread the loneliness epidemic really is. Here’s how to make yourself feel better when you feel alone or isolated.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Therapy for schizophrenia

Nick has been on the street due to schizophrenia; He is a very bright and loving 40 year old with whom I have been having lunch with, twice a week for the past 3 months. Nick’s Heart  opened up and he is willing to receive professional help. Nick inher

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Fighting through the darkness

During the fourth year of my Ph.D. program, I found myself walking through the door of my university's counseling center, seeking help for a dangerously strong urge to commit suicide. With the help of the compassionate people in that office, I pulled thro

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

What Meditation Did For Me – and Can For You Too

Author Dan Harris and meditation expert Joseph Goldberg discuss how even the busiest, most distracted person can find a calmer state of mind.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Treating #Depression by Training Your #Amygdala

A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

A New Way To Understand And Treat Depression

It can pull you out of the hustle of daily life — and into meaning-making.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Therapy for Addictions and Compulsions

People may develop addictions or compulsions to mask or find relief, however temporary, from greater psychological concerns, such as depression or anxiety.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

For Better Talk Therapy, Try Napping

Doctors are finding creative ways to make cognitive behavioral therapy more effective.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch

How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch [Sherry Amatenstein] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How Does That Make You Feel? obliterates the boundaries between the shrink and the on

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Trauma is the root cause of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate

Trauma is at the nature of addiction according to Dr. Gabor Maté. “Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is trauma,” said Dr. Maté…

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

The Truth About Hypnosis: 10 Myths & Misconceptions

For many years, I have taught seminars for both health care professionals and for the public

News | Animal Links

How Pets Improve Your Health

Learn about the positive benefits pets have on our human health from veterinarian Dr. Eva Evans for Pets Best pet health insurance.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Somatic Experiencing & Massage Therapy

Health & Fitness | Health News

Can Cryotherapy’s Chill Help Muscles, Joints?

Can a few minutes in a frigid cryotherapy chamber speed muscle recovery after a hard workout, ease joint pain and encourage healing?

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

5 Questions to Ask a Child Psychologist

Find the right psychologist for your child and your family.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Calming Stormy Feelings: A Child's Introduction to Psychotherapy: Sarah Abel, Karen Zilberstein:

Calming Stormy Feelings: A Child's Introduction to Psychotherapy- Knowing how to help children with their feelings can be challenging for all parents, but when feelings grow too strong, they create storms that burst through and change the way children act. This book aims to introduce parents and children to the world of feelings and psychotherapy.

News | Good News

Miniature Therapy Horses Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

These miniature therapy horses are basically magical creatures. One of them is even named Magic. Magic, who often wears a custom tuxedo, made Time magazine's list of the top 10 heroic animals in history

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Talking To A Therapist Could Be The Secret To Sleeping Better

Sleeping pills may not be the only option for the 50million to 70 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. A new review of research suggests that talking to a therapist should be the first

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Thermotex Personal Therapy Systems

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Conscious Life Choices - Home

Your life is a story. As creator of your story you have choice to change your life in the future as you recognize and make new choices today. Explore some of the tools available to start making conscious choices in your life.