|Don’t Be a Client Hoarder
||Today we’re going to travel into the future! We’re focusing on when your practice is full to bursting. Now before you say I’m putting the cart before the horse, consider that this situation will actually do some early-practice mindset shifting. Let’s talk a bit about … ...
|How Fear Fuels Obsession
||Do you have clients caught in a repetitive trap resulting in feelings of helplessness, frustration and discouragement? Is their careful and cautious behavior perceived by others as obsessive? Does it repel others instead of drawing them closer? Certain emotions such as fear can add fuel to an … ...
|3 Ways a Smartphone Can Detect If You’re Depressed
Smartphone data can be incredibly accurate in predicting depression, study finds.
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|With ADHD There’s No “One Step At A Time?”
||Have you ever tried to do something that requires several steps to be completed by doing it step by step? For me, it doesn’t work. If I can’t do two … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: July 17, 2015
||I can’t remember who said it nor can I recall the exact quote. But I remember the essence of what was said because it was so shockingly true: We walk all over the people we love and bend over backwards to impress the people that … ...
|Rights of the Psychiatrically Hospitalized
|| Know Your Rights This is a reminder to not only learn about how to get the best possible treatment and how to support your loved one while … ...
|Too much TV time for toddlers linked to risk of being bullied
||Study shows that as the number of hours of TV watching increased, so did the risk of being victimized by classmates in middle school.
|Tiny eye movements highlight the world around us
||Without us being aware of it, our eyes constantly perform tiny corrections of their viewing direction. Until recently, the purpose of these corrections was not well understood. A group of Tübingen researchers at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) has now tackled this problem. [...]
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|Writing Exercises and Prompts for Moms
||Through writing, we discover who we are. We discover what we think and feel. Writing grants us access — almost like getting the keys to the different doors in our … ...
|Are You Indecisive?
||Indecisive? Some causes and tips for learning to be bold.
|What if He Gives You Flowers?
||The last Quick Fix cartoon answers what you probably ask yourself every day: Should you write that ebook? (The answer might surprise you.) For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited … ...
|Keys to Healthy Relationships: Processing Past Fights and Regrettable Incidents
||“Experience is the best teacher, and the worst experiences teach the best lessons.” Anurag Prakash Ray Throughout my life experience, I have come to recognise that some of my most valuable life lessons – lessons about who I am and how I relate to others; were not taught in any classroom or lecture theatre, but […]
|How to Avoid Being Hurt at Church
||I consider myself to be highly spiritual. Just like many other people throughout the world, I go to church, read the Bible, and try very hard to demonstrate love wherever I go. Over the years, my spirituality has allowed me to develop a great respect … ...
|Self-Harm: The Myths & the Facts
||If you’ve followed me here on Psych Central, my personal blog or my Facebook page then you know I’m very open about my own trials and triumphs when it comes … ...
|Sex and the Single Borderline Woman
||The Buddha and the Borderline is a cross between "Girl, Interrupted" and "Bridget Jones’s Diary." She is much more than a ‘lonely and increasingly horny receptionist,’ as she says in the book. Her insights into the world of the borderline mind are as funny as they are revealing.
|How to Cope With an Existential Crisis
||Despite the weirdness of existence, most of us are able to get on with our lives and avoid debilitating feelings of despair, personal failure, and cosmic meaninglessness. But every once in a while we’re tugged out of our complacency and forced to re-evaluate our lives. Here’s what you need to know about existential crises, and how to cope with them....
|Crying, Depression, and Being a Man
||Society has the backward notion that men aren’t supposed to cry, even when depressed. Sure, men get a pass at their daughter’s wedding or the funeral of a loved one, … ...
|What Pixar’s Inside Out Tells Us About How We Work
||Pixar’s new movie Inside Out explains the vital role we have as parents and educators in setting our kids up for success in their lives -- and their future careers.
|The Psychology Behind Writer’s Block
||Writer’s block is a locked door without a key. Writer’s block is entrapment. Stifling. A few weeks ago, any creative impulse I may have had dissipated, as I gazed at the blank space on my computer screen and the empty pages in my notebook. Why … ...
|Brain-based algorithms make for better networks
||Researchers have, for the first time, determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood. Though engineers use a dramatically different approach to build distributed networks of computers and sensors, the research team of computer scientists discovered that their newfound insights could be used to improve the robustness and efficiency of distributed computational networks