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Bedtime Mindfulness: A Gratitude Body Scan for Children... “Mummy, can we do a different mindfulness practice tonight?” “Sure we can Darling, would you like to?” “uh-huh” “OK, close your eyes, and settle down into your bed and take your attention down to your feet. Feel from the inside where your feet are in … ...
Are You a Workaholic? I work as a psychotherapist in Silicon Valley. It’s the hub of the high-tech world. We’ve got technology giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple. It’s a center of innovation (think … ...
Closed-loop stimulation promises fewer side effects Could potential side effects in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease with stimulation be avoided with a closed-loop approach, which constantly adapts to the symptoms? This is one of the key questions that researchers address in a new study. In their article, they describe how adaptive stimulation could make a significant difference for patients with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s.
Inflammation attacks brain's reward center A brain reward center, the striatum, may be directly affected by inflammation and that striatal change is related to the emergence of illness behaviors, scientists report.
#184: Addictions: When Real Relationships Don’t Work bass_nroll via Compfight Last week we talked about how failures of trust and reliability in the earliest relationships predisposes a person to addictive behavior. Chemical addictions impose a whole other … ...
Rewriting the Narrative of Divorce We've grown up reading and watching stories of passionate love affairs, and our own can feel flat in comparison. But there is no "canon of the good divorce."
4 Times You Should Say No to Additional Responsibilities... Think about your average work week: How many of your daily tasks fit into the original job description you were hired to do? Chances are that, over time, out of an eagerness to prove yourself, you’ve taken on a number of responsibilities that fall well outside … ...
Have You Become Too Predictable? Routines make daily life more manageable, but if you’re not careful a routine can get you in trouble. Try some variety and it might even help boost your brain's creativity.
These Sorts of Activities Can Protect Your Brain From Ageing Even a year after taking part in the study, the way some older people's brains processed language was more akin to young people.
Newly identified pathway links fetal brain development to adult social behavior Abnormalities in embryonic brain development in mice, including transient embryonic brain enlargement during neuron formation, are responsible for abnormal adult brain structures and behavioral abnormalities, researchers have discovered.
Gracefully Surviving Painful Breakups Research suggests that maintaining a fluid self-concept, retaining a sense of separateness, and externalizing rejection may mitigate the devastating effects of breaking up.
5 Ways Schizophrenia Made Me A Better Person Don’t get me wrong, I wish there was a cure for schizophrenia, and that people could say goodbye to this often debilitating and life-threatening illness. I try hard not to … ...
Are You an Enneagram Type 3-Achiever? This blog includes parts of the chapter on 3-Achievers from "The Enneagram Made Easy".
These U.S. Presidents Suffered from Mental Illness How many presidents would you guess had mental illness?
The Argumentative, Paranoid and Vigilant Manager Is a little paranoia a healthy reaction to the modern office where so much of your behaviour is monitored?
Crucial New Genetic Discovery Made About Schizophrenia — A Mental Illness That Changes Perceptions of Reality The research involved 700 people who had schizophrenia and donated their brains for research after their deaths.
Study may offer answers for treating depression in alcoholics A new study is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression.
Today I Love That People Listen To Groundhogs Today I love that people listen, and talk, to groundhogs on February 2nd. I love that there are people who think I’m not serious enough, but they’ll talk about groundhog … ...
Utilizing the Present Moment in Sessions Mindfulness has come a long way from the fringes of psychotherapy to a widely used, empirically-supported tool with a host of proven benefits. But when it comes to communicating about present moment experiences and intervening with those experiences, clinicians often fall short. As humans, it’s … ...
Bipolar Disorder: Why You Should Ask Your Doctor About... When you go into any doctor’s office and fill out the mountain of paperwork, you will inevitably be asked what medications you are taking, both prescription and over-the-counter. They are … ...