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Q & A: Yoga-Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy As mindfulness has exploded into a range of clinical and research settings across the world, its close relative, yoga, has followed suit. Across a range of settings, from community mental health to psychology labs at some of the top research universities, yoga is being incorporated … ...
State of Mind Can Improve State of Health Norman Cousins had been an editor of the Saturday Evening Post and later went on to help UCLA start what, after his death, became known as the Norman Cousins Institute … ...
How Hospitals Make It Hard for Single People to... If you are single and you need to have a simple outpatient procedure performed at a hospital, you may think that it is no big deal. You can just call … ...
13 Quotes From Famous Creative People About High Sensitivity... 1.“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.” “To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a … ...
Getting a Referral That Lands You A Job Employers' #1 source of employees is a referral from a trusted colleague. Here's how to get one.
How Secular Spirituality Inspires Effective Psychotherapy People of incompatible faiths have reported profound spiritual experiences - secular meditation distills what is essential. Can we extract what is necessary from psychotherapy?
12 Self-Respecting, Supportive Things to Say to Yourself Today... Our best friend and our worst enemy reside within us. Unfortunately, most of us access the latter far more often than the former.  ―Maddy Malhotra I’m often amazed at how … ...
A look at MDMA — the party drug known as ‘ecstasy’ that could be used to treat PTSD Ecstasy is the street name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, an illicit party drug that speeds up messages to and from the brain and alters the user’s perception of reality. Other street names include eckies, E, XTC, pills, pingers and molly. Pills sold as ecstasy contain variable amounts of MDMA, sometimes none, and may also include [...]
The Shortcut to Finding Pleasure From Pain Why do people experience pleasure from pain? Who is more apt to do so? What are the lessons for dealing with stress, loss, and trauma? Read about the concept of benign masochism.
Results of world’s first study on new treatment for heroin addiction The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool – hydromorphone, a licensed pain medication. “The findings of the SALOME researchers shine a new light on how we can help people with heroin addictions,” said Health [...]
Scientists find specialized guardians that remove dead and dysfunctional brain cells By adolescence, your brain already contains most of the neurons that you’ll have for the rest of your life. But a few regions continue to grow new nerve cells–and require the services of cellular sentinels, specialized immune cells that keep the brain safe by getting rid of dead or dysfunctional cells. Now, Salk scientists have [...]
Children’s interactions more complex than predicted While sharing toys and fighting with each other, kindergarten children helped researchers understand the patterns and qualities of interactions in social groups. The results were much more complex than the scientists originally predicted. “We rightfully realize that social networks are important for many aspects of our lives. Yet when asked to define networks, we normally [...]
For parents of autistic children, more social support means better health About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of typically developing children. Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical health — more pain, more disruptions from physical-health problems and lower overall health-related [...]
Discrimination on Facebook: A matter of gender While young, less educated males are those who share a greater amount of discriminatory content on Facebook, young university females share the least. According to a study conducted by sociologists at the University of Rovira i Virgili (Spain), there is a feminine way as well as a masculine way to behave on the Internet: males [...]
Psychologists uncover a prototypical vision of ‘wisdom’ shared across North American cultures Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa: All well-recognized names. In a recent study from Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers studying Americans and Canadians found preferences for practical wisdom when people were asked to name important figures and tell stories about their wisdom. Psychologists Nic Weststrate and Michel Ferrari (University of Toronto) [...]
Older men who purchase sex do so more frequently as they age Older American male customers of sex workers pay for more sex as they age. These findings are reported in a study which surveyed older American men who frequent sex work websites and discussion boards. It was conducted by Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Christine Milrod and sociologist Martin Monto of the University of Portland in the US [...]
Gotta Get It Right A long standing pattern in my life that harkens back to my childhood is the feeling of ‘gotta get it right.’ I never heard those words uttered by my parents, … ...
Finding Affordable Dental Care   Maybe you’ve been embarrassed by your smile. Maybe you’re ashamed of what your substance abusing history has done to you personal appearance. You know you need to see a … ...
Is sexual addiction a problem for clergy members? Psychologists are beginning to examine sexual addiction among Christian clergy members. A new pilot study published in the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsion suggests that many American clergy members could meet the criteria for sex addiction and cybersex addiction. Between 2 and 8 percent of Americans meet the criteria for addiction to the Internet, including [...]
American Heart Association: #NationalWalkingDay Today, we kick off a month-long celebration – National Walking Day, and many cities are participating. “The annual event was introduced by the American Heart Association about 10 years ago … ...