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How the Enneagram leads to self-discovery We’re big fans of the personality theory of the Enneagram at Watersedge and are always on the look out for new resources to learn more. This week we discovered a podcast and book we can’t wait to share with you. In episode 4 of the Shauna Niequist podcast, Shauna interviews priest and author Ian Cron […]
Spinal cord injury: Using cortical targets to improve motor function New research provides the first evidence that cortical targets could represent a novel therapeutic site for improving motor function in humans paralyzed by spinal cord injury.
This Is Your Brain On Gossip We talk a lot. We are the only species on the planet that exchange information predominantly through talking. Other species, such as dolphins or primates, have their own languages, but they do not rely on verbal communication to the same degree, almost to the exclusion … ...
The Emotion That Does Motivate Behaviour After All The emotion helped people make healthier choices. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Using Metaphors as a Clinical Tool Metaphors have been used in various forms of psychotherapy for decades and for good reason. They are a memorable and effective way of helping to solidify and make concrete the many facets of what it means to be human, and can help patients understand the meaning … ...
UV-sensing protein in brain of marine annelid zooplankton Larvae of a marine ragworm Platynereis dumerilii have been studied as a zooplankton model, and possess photoreceptor cells in the brain to regulate circadian swimming behavior. This study revealed that a photoreceptive protein in the brain photoreceptor cells is UV (ultra-violet) sensitive. Since avoidance of UV irradiation is a major cause of a large-scale daily movement of zooplankton, the UV sensor in the brain would be important for physiology and ecology of the zooplankton model.
Select memories can be erased, leaving others intact Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study.
Rare cells are 'window into the gut' for the nervous system Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study, report scientists.
On Trying Too Hard with Depression There’s such a thing as trying too hard. Anyone who has ever suffered through a case of insomnia knows this well. The harder you try to sleep, the less rest you get. Sleep only comes if you can relax and let go. It’s true for … ...
Feeling Powerful Changes How We Respond To Being Stared At Perceiving ourselves to be higher in status can buffer us from feeling intimidated.
Do You Need Drugs for Your "Chemical Imbalance"? Research reveals some surprising news about the role of serotonin in depression—and suggests millions of Americans taking drugs for depression would do just as well on placebo.
Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new study.
The Ultimate Private Practice Training Series: Storytelling in Private... Storytelling: Leverage your passion for your practice to bring clients to you! We’re Going To Show You… Why stories work so well for connecting with the clients you most want in your practice How to tell a story that inspires action, instead of inhibiting action  … ...
Death Is Inevitable but Not Inevitably Dreadful In some circumstances, dying may be less awful than people think.
Four Reasons Why People Become Empaths: Trauma to Genetics Why do people become empaths? As a psychiatrist and an empath, I’ve seen that there are four main factors that can contribute to heightening one's sensitivities.
4 Reasons Why People Become Empaths: From Trauma to Genetics Why do people become empaths? As a psychiatrist and an empath, I’ve seen that there are four main factors, which can contribute to heightening one's sensitivities.
Podcast: Should Religious Figures Give Advice on Mental Illness?... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome Katie Dale, a young woman with bipolar disorder who was convinced by a pastor to discontinue her medication and instead put her faith in God to heal her. Unsurprisingly, going … ...
In Pursuit of Happiness: Why Pain Helps Us Feel Pleasure Is happiness just about the good times? Do painful experiences only make us unhappy? Here is new research on why our painful experiences are in fact necessary for happiness.
Accentuate the Positive to Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease Greater diversity of positive emotions leads to lower indicators of systemic inflammation, study says
APA Voices Opposition to Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act Bill would devastate Medicaid, endanger Americans with mental health and substance use disorders, including opioid addictions, APA says