When pondering how you’d like your life to look differently in the new year, consider how therapy might help. Whether you need to break negative patterns, learn new skills, discover more about yourself, boost your mood, or improve your relationships, there’s a therapist out there ready to support you.
As our culture develops a more accepting view of mental health, it’s time to expand the conversation on grief and loss. Therapist Elizabeth Tschoegl spoke with us about opportunities for, and challenges to, changing the way we talk about and grapple with grief in our busy, technological culture.
Brainspotting can treat anxiety, depression, phobias, panic disorder, chronic pain, and impulse control. It is especially effective for processing trauma because it helps clients access the limbic system, where unconscious traumatic memories are stored.
What’s a single practice that’s been credited with reducing anxiety, treating depression, decreasing implicit age and race bias and increasing body satisfaction? Mindfulness.
Mindfulness encourages people to pay attention to the present moment, acknowledging and accepting their thoughts and sensations, without making judgments. It can help to heighten awareness of our emotional, cognitive, and physical experiences.
What is integrative (mind-body) medicine? We used to think that our mental, emotional, and physical health were completely separate. If you wanted to treat one, you didn’t have to consult with the others. Yet as our knowledge has advanced, we’ve learned that this old myth is far from true. This has led to the rise… read more
EMDR is successful in reprocessing addiction memory (the type of memory that worsens cravings). In one study, chronically alcohol-dependent clients received either traditional addiction treatment or traditional addiction treatment with two EMDR sessions. Clients who received only traditional treatment reported no reduction in cravings, while clients who received the adjunctive EMDR treatment experienced significant reduction.
We don’t throw around the word “mentor” very often—the mentor-mentee relationship just isn’t as popular a topic as our romantic, friendly, or familial dynamics. This is unfortunate, as healthy mentor-mentee relationships can enhance the wellbeing and groundedness of all involved. So what is a mentor? A mentor can be anyone who has been where you’d… read more
Just as people aren’t born “good” or “bad,” no one is born a cynic or an idealist. Our view of the world is shaped by our experiences—which is a relief, because it means we can change that view if we see fit. But which should we strive for, cynicism or idealism? What are Idealism and… read more
We’ve all been there. Whether it’s with a roommate who keeps leaving out dirty dishes, a friend who borrows money without paying us back, or a significant other who isn’t pulling their domestic weight, at some point, we’ve all had to start an uncomfortable conversation. These topics can be difficult to navigate, but it’s essential… read more
Many of us love Autumn, a time when your activities may include making yourself a cup of tea, getting cozy in your favorite blanket, and watching raindrops drizzle down your window. But have you ever felt as though the cooler weather has a tenacious hold on your mood? Do you ever notice your energy level… read more