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Therapists: Do You Need to Make More Money? A new article was just posted that showed that 5 of the top 13 worst paying jobs that require a master’s degree were all variations of counselors and helpers. Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, School Counselors, etc. all made the top list- despite these … ...
Grief & Loss After the Election After the historic election of 2016, where underdog businessman Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States, many people are in distress. There have been large anti-Trump protests of thousands of people in major cities across the country chanting, “Not my … ...
Struggling for Gratitude after the Election It was a tough, dispiriting presidential election, filled with name-calling, bigotry, and polarization. And for many people, the outcome was devastating. In the wake of such an election, does gratitude have a place? Many of the members of our digital gratitude journal, Thnx4, think so. Its public feed was filled with posts expressing a mix of disappointment and disillusionment, combined with heartfelt struggles to see the good and vows to work for positive change in society. We are humbled to share some posts below, in hopes they can provide comfort and inspiration to those who are suffering.
Brain scans could help predict response to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on the response to psychotherapy in patients with depression or anxiety, according to a review of current research.
When nerve cells detect patterns for acquired knowledge For observations based on sensory data, the human brain must constantly verify which "version" of reality underlies the perception. The answer is gleaned from probability distributions that are stored in the nerve cell network itself. The neurons are able to detect patterns that reflect acquired knowledge. Applying mathematical methods, physicists have proven this phenomenon in their investigations.
Doubling Down On Love I was searching for a way to express the next evolutionary stage as we face the outcome of the election. As I mentioned in previous articles on the topic, one … ...
More Satya ~ Truthfulness This week I want to discuss more about the second Yama of Satya ~ truthfulness. We started this discussion with the last post but I have put a great deal … ...
The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain We've all experienced a night with less sleep than we hoped. What does that mean for our eating patterns the next day?
3 Quick Tips For Making Professional Profile Videos with... CONNOR AND BRENDAN MCCLENAHAN A profile video can be a little like a power tool – sure it’s helpful, but for some it feels inaccessible or scary. We get it. These are words we often hear from clinicians: •  I don’t know what to say. … ...
9 Signs You Are With The Wrong Person If you are from a dysfunctional home or background you may find yourself in a relationship with the wrong person. In fact, it is almost certain that you will choose … ...
5 Ways to Live Well with Chronic Pain None of us ever set out to live a life with chronic pain and illness, but it happens. There comes that moment when you are sitting in yet another doctor’s office going over your symptoms for the third time that week, and the physician is … ...
Why Do People Litter? As I mentioned in a previous post, recently I moved to a new neighborhood. I’m still living in Houston, the city where I was born, so I am quite familiar … ...
Today I Love People Who Keep Going Today I love people who keep going, the ones who say, “Let’s get started then.” I love that they don’t stop to lament about what setbacks may have happened. I … ...
What does it take to make a memory? Study says new proteins For the first time, scientists have identified a sub-region in the brain that works to form a particular kind of memory: fear-associated with a specific environmental cue or “contextual fear memory.”
The Four Types of Psychologist: Ineffective, Satisfactory, Gifted and... Most introductory books on psychology inform readers that there are many different types of psychologist such as clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists, developmental psychologists, social psychologists, cognitive psychologist, health psychologists, occupational psychologists, sports psychologists, counseling psychologists, neuropsychologists and research psychologists. Clearly there are many other types … ...
CBT For Adults With ADHD Introduction Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be treated with medication such as stimulants.  However, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can also be treated with therapy, as well.  This article will describe … ...
What the Trump presidency means for addicts In late October, during a campaign stop in Gettysburg, President-elect Donald Trump laid out what his first 100 days in office will look like. Among his top priorities, repealing Obamacare. … ...
Podcast: My Mental Illness vs. Yours – Whose Is... The Psych Central Show is our newest offering — an interesting, in-depth weekly podcast that looks into all things mental health and psychology. Hosted by Gabe Howard and featuring Vincent M. Wales. Should People Compare Their Mental Illnesses? In this episode, our hosts discuss how society … ...
How Do Single and Married People Help their Communities?... One of the sticky stereotypes of single people is that they are selfish and self-centered. Supposedly, they are not the ones volunteering in their communities – married people are. But … ...
Having a Sense of Purpose in Life Improves Cognition,... What’s the meaning of life? It’s a tough question, but your mental health might depend on answering it! Psychologists have found repeatedly that people with a strong sense of purpose in life tend to fare better on several different measures of mental health, well-being and even cognitive functioning. Most recently,...