|Use 'One Good Thought' to Change Your Harmful Habit
||To improve your life, connect with your core values. Try this simple, 5-minute technique right now!
|The Benefits of Premarital Counseling & How to Find
||Many people think premarital counseling is only for certain couples. That includes engaged couples who have relationship issues or who are required by their congregation to attend, said Meredith Hansen, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in premarital, newlywed and couples counseling. However, any couple can benefit from premarital counseling....
|How To Improve Attention and Ability to Focus
A new study reveals how to improve attention and the ability to focus.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|7 Things Successful Therapists Do Differently
||Did you know that Psychology and Social Work are the Top 2 worst paid Master’s degree? I’ve talked with hundreds of therapists, psychologists, social workers and counselors from all around the world. One thing is clear to me- people are called to this profession. This isn’t something you do to...
|Flapping Tongues and Brawny Brains
||Lifelong bilingualism is one source of cognitive reserve, but there are plenty of options for monolinguals, too.
|“Islamic Extremism” vs “Violent Extremism”
||Some refuse to use the term "Islamic Extremists" to describe the terrorist group, ISIS, calling them "Violent Extremists." By attributing cause and accountability, we are better able to define who they are, delineate their mission and goals, and derive solutions to stop them. Naming them DOES NOT blame, or indict non-violent Muslims - not guilt by religious association.
|Emotions as a Second Language---or Should They be Our First?
||Emotional literacy is being able to feel and identify one’s feeling states. This fluency enhances emotional self-regulation, lessens over-reactivity to negative emotions such as anger, and is the basis of interpersonal emotional modulation.
|ADHD For Valentine’s Day – Part II
||I know. Even later now than on Wednesday. Again, I’ve been busy. Cray-cray busy. But I explained all that in the already late ADHD For Valentine’s Day. And I did promise to address this issue. What issue? The issue is that Valentine’s day is a powder keg waiting to blow...
|Best of Our Blogs: February 20, 2015
||Got stress? You’re not alone. I’m teaching another stress management workshop this weekend. What amazes me is how much of a problem stress has become in our society. I’m also continually fascinated by its ability to alerts us to deeper, often neglected issues. Stress, in general, is a response to something going on whether...
|Together/Apart in Irrelationship
||When acting as Performer or Audience, the long-term need to be in healthy supportive relationships is sacrificed to the immediate imperative of smothering our deep-seated discomfort, thus putting us radically out of balance with others and ourselves. We can live like this for awhile. But at some point, the debt will come due, and must be paid back—with interest.
|Seamlessly Embedded in All That Is
||You have to realize that you are not just there, standing alone, a living island onto yourself. You are seamlessly embedded in all that cosmically is. I take it back: you don’t have to realize that. Of course, not. There is no necessity in that. But it would be emotionally...
|3 Ways Managed Care is Hurting Your Practice
||This is not the first time you’ve heard me share my perspective on the problems of building private practice based on managed care. The original intent of these third-party companies was to ensure equity for those who receive treatment, but the actual results have been far from successful and have...
|How a simple vitamin B prescription could help people with Alzheimer’s
||Age strikingly increases the risk of dementia, which affects around one in a hundred people aged between 65 and 69, but one in six of those aged 80 and over. As the progression of dementia takes place over many years and is not susceptible to medical treatment, the high costs of dementia are mostly those [...]The post How a simple vitamin B prescription could help people with Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
|Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA
||The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of evolution, imparting us with unique capabilities to use abstract language and do complex math. But how did the human brain get larger than that of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, if almost all of our genes are the same? Duke scientists have [...]The post Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA appeared first on PsyPost.
|Neck pain can be changed through altered visual feedback
||Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. It may seem like our experiences of pain stem from some objective, physiological source, but research [...]The post Neck pain can be changed through altered visual feedback appeared first on PsyPost.
|Statins may not lower Parkinson’s risk
||The use of statins may not be associated with lowering risk for Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The findings cast doubts on reports suggesting that the cholesterol-lowering medications may protect against this neurodegenerative brain disorder. According to [...]The post Statins may not lower Parkinson’s risk appeared first on PsyPost.
|Todd Kashdan on Our Dark Side and Creativity
||“When we are happy, we are very superficial in our thinking.” A clinical psychologist, professor and well-being researcher, Todd Kashdan addresses how happiness and “unwanted” emotions affect creative thinking and overall well-being in his book “The Upside of Your Dark Side” – an admittedly ‘provocative’ title that may bring to...
|Reflections of a White Psychotherapist
||I have had the terrible opportunity of experiencing a black child’s first exposure to racism. I was in session with an African-American mom while her 4-year-old son played quietly on the rug. She told me she had recently enrolled her child in an all-white preschool and that the teachers reported...
|21 Ways to Get Closer to Your Child Today
||Research shows that we need at least five positive interactions to each negative interaction to maintain a healthy, happy relationship that can weather the normal conflicts and upsets of daily life. This is true for our relationships with our children as well.
|American Sniper Murder trial “I don’t know if I’m
||Eddie Ray Routh on trial for killing Chris Kyle, from the film “American Sniper,” as well as Chad Littlefield manifests some interesting arguments for mental health education. The argument of insanity has been used and/or abused for defense attorneys for decades. This trial is no exception as the defense attorney...