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  • Working in complex jobs linked to better later-life memory and thinking skills

    Mental Health News From Medical News Today
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A new study suggests that people who work in complex jobs - such as architects or lawyers - may have better cognitive skills later in life than those who work in more simple jobs.
  • Alzheimer's Drug May Curb Binge Eating

    Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    A commonly used Alzheimer's drug may be helpful in curbing binge eating behaviors. Medscape Medical News
  • Experts review advances in understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Several lines of research have opened exciting new frontiers in scientific understanding and clinical management of bipolar disorder.
  • Postpartum depression: citalopram benefits explained

    Depression News From Medical News Today
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Researchers believe they have found why the commonly prescribed antidepressant drug citalopram is effective in relieving postpartum depression.
  • EEG test to help understand, treat schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    An EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia has been validated by researchers. The findings offer a clinical test that could be used to help diagnose persons at risk for developing mental illness later in life, as well as an approach for measuring the efficacies of different treatment options.
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  • Blog Post » Can We Prevent Psychosis?

    Thomas Insel
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    In his blog, Dr. Insel talks about on new NIMH grants that will support research on services for people of all ages with autism.
  • Blog Post » P-Hacking

    Thomas Insel
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    In his blog, Dr. Insel talks about on new NIMH grants that will support research on services for people of all ages with autism.
  • Blog Post » Depression, Daughters, and Cellular Aging

    Thomas Insel
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    An early sign of depression risk may provide not only a biomarker for depression but a clue to the relationship between depression and risk for medical illnesses; Dr. Insel blogs.
  • Blog Post » Atonement

    Thomas Insel
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    In his blog for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Dr. Insel talks about the complexity of mental disorders and the need for scientists, clinicians, patients, and families to work together in searching for better treatment.
  • Video » BRAIN Initiative as Moonshot

    National Institute of Mental Health
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    NIH director Francis Collins, M.D., discusses some of the 58 projects funded in the first wave of grants awarded by the NIH under the BRAIN Initiative. He spoke at a press conference announcing the awards, September 30, 2014.
 
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Snap Out of It

    Linda Sapadin, Ph.D
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    What is the matter with you? Why can’t you just snap out of it? What good does it do you to be so negative? So depressed? So worried? Why can’t you enjoy life? You have much to be grateful for. You have much to live for. And there you are complaining once again about what’s wrong. Yes, people can be hard on you, and expect you to change, just like that. Snap out of it. Don’t feel the way you feel. They don’t understand. Do they think you like feeling this way? Do they think you like to be miserable? You wish you could just snap out of it. But that’s ludicrous. It just doesn’t…
  • Take Advantage of the Good Days

    Michael Hedrick
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    With the rollercoaster that is life with schizophrenia, you come to know not only the bad, tough periods where your symptoms are on fire but also the days where things are calm and you can sit still and listen to the breeze through the trees. The bad days are hell and you feel it innately but when the good days roll around it’s incredibly easy to take them for granted. If nothing’s bothering you and your worries have dissipated it’s hard to find a reason to overthink. I’m more than familiar with what it’s like to be so oppressed by paranoia and delusions that it’s hard to even…
  • Psychology Around the Net: November 22, 2014

    Alicia Sparks
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    This week’s Psychology Around the Net is jampacked with everything (OK, some things!) you need to know about sleep habits, disclosing mental illness in the workplace, trying to achieve happiness, and more. There’s More to Sleep Cycles Than Being a Morning or Night Person: “In a small study being published in Personality and Individual Difference, research from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences found that in addition to the traditional night owl or lark, people tend to have different energetic times of the day that might counter their sleep…
  • What Habits Are Best for Creativity?

    Gretchen Rubin
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    When I tell people that I’ve been working on Better Than Before, my book about habit change, many people ask, “What habits are best for creativity? What habits help people think creatively — and also, actually produce?“ Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance: Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles Darwin. Or maybe we should indulge in boozy revelry, like Toulouse-Lautrec. Maybe we should wake up early, like Haruki Murakami. Or maybe we…
  • How to Determine Whether It’s ‘Love’ Or ‘Lust’

    Psych Central Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Not sure about your feelings? Here’s how to know if what you are feeling is really love. Moving from “like” to “love” is one of the most important transitions a couple can make. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most misunderstood ones. Too many couples think that love is the same as lust. This equates love with the ooey-gooey excitement and breathless anticipation that usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship. Defining love this way makes it into a feeling and the down side is that feelings come and go. If you don’t want your love to wax…
 
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • Coping strategies therapy significantly improves dementia carers' mental health, quality of life

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    A brief coping strategies therapy which provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve wellbeing at no extra cost to standard care, new research suggests.
  • Oxytocin helps to better overcome fear

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers has now been able to demonstrate in a study that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain and allows fear stimuli to subside more easily. This basic research could also usher in a new era in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
  • Sleep disorders found to be highly prevalent in firefighters

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    In a national sample of almost 7,000 firefighters, researchers examined the prevalence of common sleep disorders and their association with adverse health and safety outcomes and found that sleep disorders are highly prevalent, and associated with substantially increased risk of motor vehicle crashes and cardio-metabolic diseases among firefighters.
  • Depression, overwhelming guilt in preschool years linked to brain changes

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    A key brain region involved in emotion is smaller in older children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers, and predicts risk of later recurrence, according to researchers. Pathological guilt can be a symptom of clinical depression, as well as other psychiatric disorders including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. One expert said it's relatively easy to spot the problem in children because they excessively blame themselves for things they've done -- and haven't done.
  • Hope for those with social anxiety disorder: You may already be someone's best friend

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Making friends is often extremely difficult for people with social anxiety disorder and to make matters worse, people with this disorder tend to assume that the friendships they do have are not of the highest quality. The problem with this perception, suggests new research, is that their friends don't necessarily see it that way.
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    Psych Central News

  • Confidence is Key for Future Family, Career Success

    Traci Pedersen
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    When a young person’s plans for the future includes both family and career, the outcome is more likely to be success in all areas, especially if he or she is confident in these goals, say researchers at Penn State. “I’m really interested in career development, but also how that interacts with family life,” says Bora Lee, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar, human development and family studies. “I was interested in how adolescents weighed their goals within work and family domains.” For the study, researchers pulled data from the Youth Development Study, which included…
  • Boosting Self-Regulation Helps At-Risk Kids

    Janice Wood
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills — such as paying attention, following directions, and learning to stay on task — has been shown to help prepare at-risk children for kindergarten. These skills are critical to a child’s success in kindergarten and beyond, according to Dr. Megan McClelland, a professor at Oregon State University and co-author of the new study. “Most children do just fine in the transition to kindergarten, but 20 to 25 percent of them experience difficulties — those difficulties have a lot to do…
  • Rejecting Unsuitable Suitors Easier Said Than Done

    Janice Wood
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    New research shows that it’s easier to reject an unsuitable romantic partner in a hypothetical situation, but not so easy in a face-to-face encounter. “When actually faced with a potential date, we don’t like to reject a person and make them feel bad, which is not necessarily something that people anticipate when they imagine making these choices,” said the study’s lead researcher, psychology Ph.D. candidate Samantha Joel of the University of Toronto. “The fact that we underestimate how concerned we’ll feel about hurting the other person’s feelings may help to explain why…
  • Don’t Like Your Boss? Don’t Fake It

    Janice Wood
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Don’t particularly like your boss? A new study shows that it’s counterproductive to “fake it.” In fact, your job performance can actually improve once you and your boss see eye-to-eye about your relationship. “Seeing eye-to-eye about the employee-supervisor relationship is equally — if not more — important than the actual quality of the relationship,” said Fadel Matta, lead investigator on the study and a management researcher in Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business. He noted that past research suggests workers and their bosses often have differing…
  • Racial Discrimination, Family Issues Key Sources of Stress in Latina Immigrants

    Traci Pedersen
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    For Latina immigrant women, racial discrimination and family issues are key sources of stress as they try to adapt to U.S. culture, according to new research at the University of Illinois. But whether this cultural stress translates into psychological distress depends on a variety of other factors. The study, published in the Journal of Immigrant Minority Health, examined the impact of various  factors on the psychological distress and acculturative stress experienced by more than 630 Latina immigrant women who moved to the U.S. mainland from Cuba, Mexico, or Puerto Rico. The researchers…
 
 
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    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily

  • Mental disorders due to permanent stress?

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. Medical researchers are studying the effects of permanent stress on the immune system.
  • Helping patients with schizophrenia and their caregivers

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and their caregivers participated in 15 weekly one-hour sessions in a recent study. The treatment covered a range of topics and skills, including education about the illness, techniques to bolster family cohesion and adaptive use of religious coping, communication training, and problem-solving.
  • New knowledge about human brain's plasticity

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    The brain's plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study. Earlier theories are based on laboratory animals, but now researchers have studied the human brain, and reached some new conclusions.
  • Parasite-schizophrenia connection: One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Many factors, both genetic and environmental, have been blamed for increasing the risk of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Some, such as a family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, such as infection with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and cat feces, are still viewed with skepticism. A new study used epidemiological modeling methods to determine the proportion of schizophrenia cases that may be attributable to T. gondii infection. The work suggests that about one-fifth of cases may involve the parasite.
  • EEG test to help understand, treat schizophrenia

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    An EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia has been validated by researchers. The findings offer a clinical test that could be used to help diagnose persons at risk for developing mental illness later in life, as well as an approach for measuring the efficacies of different treatment options.
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    Dr. Deb

  • Toys for Depressed Kids

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    Shopping for toys during the holiday season always takes a bit of resourcefulness. You need to learn what’s new, what’s out, what’s flying off the shelves - and then carefully consider whether your purchase will add to your child’s entertainment stockpile. But if you have a child with special needs, especially one who is struggling with depression, finding the right toy can feel even more daunting.Though there are many different kinds of games and toys, here are 8 categories that I teach parents to consider thinking about when holiday shopping. These themes help with…
  • Psychology Offers Tips as Ebola Concerns Mount

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    What the Public Needs to KnowQ. What scares people the most about a threat from a natural disaster, contagious disease or terrorist attack? Are fear and anxiety a normal response?A. Experts on public health and risk perception say that fear about catastrophic incidents often originates from a feeling of lack of control and a perceived inability to prevent the problem or threat. Some level of anxiety is constructive in that it motivates people to take appropriate action (assuming such actions are available and recommended). But without any recommended course of action, anxiety around…
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    October 5th -11th 2014 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in the United States and Canada. Since 1990, mental health advocates across North America have joined together during the first full week of October to sponsor awareness, create outreach and provide screenings in the name of mental health.Also sponsored this week is  National Depression Screening Day on October 9th and World Mental Health Day on October 10th. Mental health, a component of well-being, is just as essential as physical health and spiritual health. Learn how to take action, find support and dilute…
  • How to Find a Good Therapist

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
    One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "How can I find a good therapist?"Well, it's a multi-step process, so let's get going. Types of TherapistsFirst, it's important to think about the type of therapist you think is best for your presenting issues. There are many kinds of mental health therapists, but sometimes understanding "who does what" can be confusing. Here is a list to help identify the specialties and degrees therapists can hold.PsychologistsPsychologists generally have a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and must…
  • September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Every 41 seconds someone's left to make sense of it.That's over 1 million people who die by suicide each year. And millions more who grieve and mourn the loss of their loved one.Suicide is THE most preventable kind of death. Education, resources, intervention and outreach can help children and adults who struggle with staggering sadness, hopelessness and despair.World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th sponsored by The International Association for Suicide Prevention, The World Health Organization, The United Nations and many…
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    Beyond Meds

  • Choice and emotion: a short essay with some musing

    Monica Cassani
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    When we are emotionally dysregulated or in an otherwise emotionally reactive state we act impulsively and without consciousness or interest about consequences because we want relief from that momentarily intolerable emotional state. We cannot imagine an alternative in that moment. Until consciousness comes to such behavior we effectively have no choice. … [click on title to read and view more]
  • Writing as healing practice

    Monica Cassani
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Writing has most certainly helped me profoundly, so I'm posting this in the interest of sharing yet another possibility for a healing method and practice. I have dozens of them at this point. Practices. We all have different ways of finding out how to live well. Expression of some sort seems to be vitally important for most if not all people. … [click on title to read and view more]
  • Folk Healing, Industrial Agriculture and the Rise of Psychiatry

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The idea of food and local herbs as medicine mostly dried up after world war II. Processed foods, microwave dinners, industrialized agriculture and shopping markets filled with food from far away started to dominate the Western landscape. Food became veryimages bland and tasteless. The notion that food was the essential medicine was overwhelmed by the idea that medicine was found in a drug. The psychiatric revolution really began in earnest in the 50’s at the same time that industrial farming took off. The first antipsychotic known as thorazine was synthesized in 1950 and was given to…
  • Fear: be with it

    Monica Cassani
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The idea of "Being with what is" -- my favorite mantra is also shared here. I've come to believe all fear and terror and anxiety is essentially the same...even that which gets pathologized by psychiatry. All fear is experienced in the body on a physiological spectrum, let's say. So it will all respond to this sort of framing. It has for me in any case. As someone who has dealt with the iatrogenic injury from psychiatric drugs I can speak to this. Even the heinous iatrogenic terror I've dealt with as a result of acute psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome which seems to be a variety of extreme…
  • Frankly, I need some “negative” energy from time to time

    Monica Cassani
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Frankly, I need some "negative" energy from time to time...it keeps me grounded...here's to celebrating the whole spectrum of being human! Because, to be clear, there is some heavy shit going down on this planet and to not struggle with that reality is to be in denial. Denial of that might be the end of us all..we are human and what we've managed to create by being who and what we are is nightmarish and lovely and amazing all... I just found this quote: "Keep inviolate an area of light and peace within you." -- Corazon Aquino and there-in lies the trick to working with the negative...we must…
 
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    PW's PhillyNow

  • On stage now: Temple’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’

    J.R. Blackwell
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    She Stoops to Conquer, a charming Restoration play by acclaimed Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith, is currently on stage in the Randall Theater at Temple University.  Starring Julia Hopkins as Kate Hardcastle, the comedy boasts disguises, stolen jewels, mayhem and romance. Through Sat., Nov. 22. $10-$25. Randall Theater, 2020 N. 13th St. Temple University: Department of Theater    
  • Is that museum on ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ supposed to be the Mütter?

    Josh Kruger
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    Editor’s note: This post contains spoilers pertaining to the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Like a lot of Americans, I watch American Horror Story: Freak Show every week. In fact, it’s one of the few shows I bother to watch as it’s broadcast, rather than later through digital on-demand. The Atlantic has been whining about whether or not AHS is still good this season; the answer is yes. (I’d like to think the soundtrack’s song covers alone sustain the show — in particular, Jessica Lange’s amazing rendition of David…
  • Cheer up—life isn’t everything: Remembering Mike Nichols

    Genevieve Valentine
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Mike Nichols’ career spanned half a century, but the enduring image of him came early: the gentleman scholar in a suit that always seemed slightly too tweedy for its own good, looking self-consciously bemused, sitting beside Elaine May like a particularly dapper hunting trophy. It’s an unassuming picture of a man who would go on to sharply examine relationships onstage and later alter the scope and depth of Hollywood humor. It’s a career notable for how nimbly he moved back and forth between forms: Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, starred, wrote, and directed in…
  • Stage review: Opening night of BalletX’s fall series

    Bill Chenevert
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    BalletX’s Fall Series debuted last night with an East coast premiere, a piece that saw its BalletX world premiere in 2013, and a world premiere with guest choreographer Jorma Elo. I’m beginning to understand that BalletX places a great deal of emphasis on producing new work and executing it, too—an earnest artistic mission statement exemplified in a company that cherishes and celebrates new work and takes chances on visiting choreographers in order to continuously experiment with new perspectives on ballet. The first act (“Increasing) was wonderful. Matthew Neenan, the…
  • 30-Second Reviews: PW’s Taste of Philly and Lake Street Dive

    Bill Chenevert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Taste of Philly at the Crystal Tea Room Tues., Nov. 18 Overall vibe: Gluttonous—in the best way possible. A vast and impressive slew of restaurants, bars, breweries, caterers, bakers and dessert magicians offered up three hours of easy access to what they do best. The big, beautiful space is packed with folks who jump into line after line, often not even knowing what they’re waiting in line for, to eat samples of damn near anything. This is not necessarily for dieters or calorie-weary body conscious folks, or for people who have food allergies for that matter. It’s this glorious…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Six Things to Say to Your Loved One with PPD

    Jen Gaskell
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    As I continue to use my voice as an advocate for moms who are struggling with PPD, I keep returning to the same questions that my family asked me.  How could we have helped?  What could we have said that would help you get help sooner?  Thank you to my mom and my sister for inspiring […] The post Six Things to Say to Your Loved One with PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBrilliant advice. Thank you with tears in my eyes. by Elizabeth Lymer 
  • BabyCenter Finds PPD Moms Don’t Seek Help Due To Guilt & Shame

    Katherine Stone
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    BabyCenter®, the number one pregnancy and parenting digital resource, recently asked 1,400 moms about their experience with postpartum depression and found that 40% said they didn’t seek medical help for their illness. Their reasons for avoiding reaching out for help included feeling like they should or did have the strength to get over the feelings without a […] The post BabyCenter Finds PPD Moms Don’t Seek Help Due To Guilt & Shame appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsYou are welcome to email us at…
  • Minority Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Survey

    ADriane Nieves
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Postpartum Progress is hard at work behind the scenes to improve our support and inclusion of minority and underserved women in our community outreach and engagement. While we often feature stories on the blog from mothers of color and offering Spanish versions of the blog and nonprofit’s website are in the works, we want to […] The post Minority Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Survey appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent Comments[…] excited to share with you a new initiative: Our friends ... by Survey: Postpartum Progress…
  • Postpartum Depression Screening is More Than Just a Questionnaire

    Becky Schroeder
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    I was one of the lucky mothers who was screened for postpartum depression after the birth of my child. My daughter’s pediatrician administered the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to me at my daughter’s first few check-ups. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until about six weeks after my daughter was born that I started to exhibit noticeable signs […] The post Postpartum Depression Screening is More Than Just a Questionnaire appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBy: Fitness Fridays: Self-care Is Not Selfish |…
  • Mental Illness & The Tyranny of Forms

    Katherine Stone
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    I was recently contacted by a Warrior Mom, one who sought and received treatment for her PPD as one should, who had to fill out some forms for something that is very important to her family.  As she was filling out one particular form she came to this question: “If either applicant has received treatment for a […] The post Mental Illness & The Tyranny of Forms appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThe terms “mental illness” or “mental disorder” just ... by LauraI would just write N/A on a form where…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • ADHD Intensity and the Flying Fingers of Fearless Focus!

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    http://xkcd.com/386/ This past week I forgot my first rule of Internet engagement: Acknowledge the other person's feelings before disagreeing with their facts. When I follow this rule, more times than not the conversation goes well, even if we ultimately disagree. Yes, there are some people who just want to see the world burn, or more specifically, see you burn, but more often than not the people of Twitter and Facebook feel just as strongly about their opinions as you do. This is why finding common ground with them before you disagree with them is so important. You want to avoid heat when…
  • News Alert? I Still Have ADHD & Depression

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
     I wanted to jot down a few things before going into the weekend.  First, I'm in the last stretch of my book's final draft. I have had a devil of a time with this one particular chapter on using faith or meditation to overcome suicidality, but I'm finally making progress with it. In the end it has become one of my strongest chapters. Finishing this book is what I'm supposed to be working on instead of blogging and breathing, so your patience, please. It will soon be done.  Second, as much as I use social media to let my hair down, so to speak, I try to share useful links. I also collect…
  • Sometimes ADHD Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing?

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    ADHD Autopilot ErrorsIt isn't unusual for ADHD to help me out with its upsides. For instance, I sometimes rely on ADHD's penchant for distraction to alleviate Depression. When writing here, however, I tend to focus on the outlandish goof-ups for laughs. This is why today's event was so unusual. An ADHD mistake that worked to my benefit? I'm still astounded.It all began last Friday. I replied to an editor at PsychCentral after she emailed me to let me know that the recent interview on Depression was posted. I thanked her for including me in their article. I then offered to answer any questions…
  • How Would You Describe Depression?

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was contacted in September to contribute to an article for PsychCentral. The questions I was asked were “What did/does depression feel like for you? How would you describe it?” Margarita Tartakovsky, an editor at PsychCentral, put together a group of nine authors and bloggers who write about Depression to answer that question. I was thrilled to be included in such a project–not just so that I could contribute, but because I knew that people who suffer from Depression needed to know that they weren’t alone. With so many different voices describing a common condition,…
  • What Do I Have in Common with the Top ADHD Blogs?

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    I've been quite ill this month while working on my Overcoming Suicide book, and I've been a bit depressed because one of my daughters decided to live full-time with her mum, so I've missed some blogs and haven't been very active on Twitter or Facebook. In fact, I should be in bed, but my insomnia has been fairly nasty lately. I was more or less resigned to feeling miserable over the weekend. That's why it was a complete surprise for me to stumble upon in my email today that I've won the Best of the Web - Blog award from Psych Central for my work on ADHD. It's nice to know that I can be…
 
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    Lawyers With Depression

  • The Scientific Reasons Why You’re Feeling Depressed

    Dan
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Are you waking up just feeling “blah”?  Like you don’t want to do anything except lie like a couch potato and watch TV, and even that is unsatisfying?  You not only feel low energy, but kind of miserable.  Perhaps you’re mad at yourself for not getting the house cleaned or not getting your work done and papers filed. Perhaps you’re feeling a bit lonely, left out by friends or unsupported by family.  You may dwell on mounting bills or the fact that you’re 10 or 20 pounds overweight.  You may feel aches and pains in your neck or back.  Or you may just may feel grouchy and want…
  • In Therapy With Jerry

    Dan
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    These days, it’s no big deal to admit you have a therapist. I’ve had the same therapist for seven years.His name is Jerry.He’s 74, Italian and grew up in the Bronx.I see him a few times a month, generally.In one-hour chunks of time.Sometimes, I come and there’s doesn’t seem to be much to say about why I started coming there in the first place – how to cope with my depression.Probably because I’ve gotten pretty good at dealing with it successfully over the years. On occasion, we spend a fair amount of time talking about or catching up on his life.I know quite a bit about it:the…
  • Burnout: A Necessary Part of Lawyers’ Lives?

    Dan
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Lawyers frequently work harder and enjoy it less.  What can be done about it?  Read the Blog
  • Simple Tips for a Less Stressful Lawyer Life

    Dan
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Great ideas from lawyer coach Jennifer Alvey about important things you can do to cut down on chronic stress.  Read the Blog
  • A Skinnerian View of Why Lawyers Don’t Change

    Dan
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Kenneth Grady writes, “‘Why oh why won’t lawyers change?’  I hear and read this lament daily.  It fills discussions at conferences among those who advocate for change and it populates the tweets of legal industry pundits.” Read the Blog
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • Why We Couldn’t Understand God’s Secret Language

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:57 pm
    We always wished we could have a direct communication with God, but this was impossible. Only now that Carl Jung managed to decipher the mysterious meaning of the symbolic dream language, and now that I completed his research, can we have a direct communication with God through dream messages. Perhaps you believe that God should find another way to have a communication with us instead of speaking in dreams. His symbolic language is a mystery. Dreams seem to be confusing images that don’t make sense. We have to study the dream language to understand God’s words. We forget our dreams…
  • Going Beyond Carl Jung’s Trip To The Self

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I simplified Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation and I continued his dangerous research in the unknown region of the human psyche in order to show you what exists in your brain and psyche, and how to protect your mental health. Jung believed that only those who had the necessity to understand who they really are – because they needed this knowledge to solve their psychological problems – should make the trip to the Self. Otherwise, he believed that a person shouldn’t explore their unconscious mind through dream translation. This was a dangerous research. He was afraid…
  • Transforming Your Personality And Your Reality

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Your dreams reflect your mental condition, and the dangers of the outside world. By following the unconscious guidance in your dreams, you will find a powerful method to transform your personality and your reality. This is a privilege. You will understand its importance when you will stop being bothered by the absurd thoughts of your anti-conscience. Right now you don’t understand which thoughts are produced by your human conscience, and which ones are sent by your anti-conscience to your conscious mind. When you will be able to discern these thoughts, and you will stop being forced to…
  • Is Happiness A Utopia Or A Valid Purpose?

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    You want to be happy. You believe you have the chance to do many exciting things while you are alive. However, your dangerous reality is not a funny place. Here you must be careful, and protect your mental health. Your happiness cannot be perfect. You must accept suffering. You can be relatively happy, but not as happy if you were living in a paradise. First of all you have to pass through a process of transformation. You must learn how to behave, so that you may avoid making mistakes. There are many complications in your reality. You must learn how to deal with them. Finding happiness…
  • Opening Your Eyes And Analyzing Your Reality

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    There are numerous signs that reflect our absurdity, but we don’t pay attention to their meaning, and we give them different definitions. The scientific method of dream interpretation helps you understand the truth about your mental health and the global absurdity. Here is a list with the most shocking signs of absurdity in our world, which should have already convinced us that we need psychotherapy: * Wars * Crimes * Mental Illnesses * Poverty * Prostitution * Homosexuality * Prisons * Asylums * Pollutions * Hypocrisy * Horror movies and books * Violent heroes Now, here is a short list…
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  • Launching PoliCulturaEXPOMilano 2015

    Peter Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    We are happy to announce you that we are now  launching PoliCulturaEXPOMilano2015, the world competition on DST: www.policulturaexpo.it/worldAll the activities for the schools will start in the second semester (school year 2014-15) for the Northern Hemisphere and in the first semester (school year 2015-16) for the Southern Hemisphere.Now we have a BIG CHALLENGE : recruiting schools and teachers. There are three big motivations that can attract teachers: issues are really of planetary relevance (and very good for pedagogy)this is a world education experience: world communities of…
  • Response to: Pros and cons of pulling behavioral and social data into EHRs [Government Health IT]

    Peter Jones
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Mike Miliard Editor of Healthcare IT News posted an item: Pros and cons of pulling behavioral and social data into EHRsTo put my reply in context here is the start of Mike's post:Should more types of health data figure into electronic health records?On the one hand, the Institute of Medicine put out a call for doing just that on the grounds that behavioral and social data can benefit population health practices to ultimately improve the care of individual patients. For physicians who already complain that EHRs are burdensome and distract from care delivery, on the other hand, the idea of…
  • Woman says goodbye to beloved horse from hospital bed hours before she dies

    Peter Jones
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroupSheila Marsh is reunited with her horse Bronwen one last time.Photograph: Andrew Foster/Twitter The Guardian:Woman says goodbye to beloved horse from hospital bed hours before she diesImage source: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/07/sheila-marsh-horse-reunion-goodbye-hours-before-she-dies
  • Report: Personalised Health and Care 2020 - National Information Board

    Peter Jones
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroupself-help, self-care, person-centredness, personalised care task-centredness, administration, time, processes, events, data capturePatients told to go online in radical NHS reformGovernment withholds 35m nursing technology fundReport: Personalised Health and Care 2020. National Information Board. November 2014.Sources:The Times, Patients told to go online in radical NHS reform. 13 November 2014. London. p.1.The Nursing Times, Government withholds 35m nursing technology…
  • 'Voronoi treemap' by Michael Balzer, (2005)

    Peter Jones
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    'Voronoi treemap' by Michael Balzer, (2005)Images courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press via Brain PickingsThe Book of Trees - on a table in Waterstones, Manchester this evening.
 
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    Ask the Psychologist: Online Licensed Psychologist

  • We’ve All Done Weird Things

    Dr Jeff Temple, PhD
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    Q: When I was a little girl I had severe depression and some anxiety issues along with ADD. I am now 19 years old and still have anxiety and ADD but I don’t know if any of these problems could have caused me to exhibit such odd behavior when I was a child. I think […]Tags: ADHD, anxiety and stress, depression, OCD
  • Dealing with a Dual Relationship with My Therapist

    Dr Peter Thomas, PhD
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    Q: I have been in a dual relationship as a friend with my therapist for 4.5 years now and things are starting to crumble and get complicated. I feel unsafe and I feel like if I pull out, there are consequences to my life that will happen. I have been friends with her for 4.5 […]Tags: boundaries, ethics, psychology profession, relationships, therapy
  • Letting Go of Obsessions About My Noisy Stomach

    Dr Elizabeth Chamberlain, PhD
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    Q: Over the last three years I have developed a problem that is now starting to take over my life. My issue is that I have become so paranoid about my stomach making strange noises in public and mainly that I may pass wind loudly, which would be highly embarrassing. My problem started when I […]Tags: anxiety and stress
  • Stopping Irrational Worries About My Girlfriend’s First Kiss

    Dr Elizabeth Chamberlain, PhD
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Q: I am a 24-year-old guy. I have had retrospective jealousy and an obsession over my girlfriend’s past for a long time. She is my first girlfriend and we have been together for three years. She’s been in four relationships before me but the problem I have is only with the first guy she was […]Tags: anxiety and stress, love, relationships
  • Is This Normal Anxiety or Something Else?

    Dr Peter Thomas, PhD
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Q: I need to know if I’m experiencing normal anxiety, an anxiety attack or an anxiety disorder. I’ve been experiencing the following symptoms for the past 2 weeks: Woke up from a dream (once) and I was feeling nervous and my heart was racing. Shortness of breath sometimes. I went to the hospital the first […]Tags: anxiety and stress, depersonalization, panic
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    Una Vita Bella

  • A Beautiful Life is Full of Changes

    Abeeliever
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Life is ever-changing isn’t it? Sometimes changes are transitions like the rolling hills on a country road and other times the changes are more like the first deep plunge of a roller coaster ride. Many times, it’s a combination of both! Life has been full of so many changes for me and my family. Lucky for me, they are beautiful, life-giving changes and gifts from God. As it is, changes still require adaptation and periods of transition. My life has been renewed this last year and a half. I have been given the love of my life and I became his wife. I have a much larger family now…
  • Moving Through the Moments

    Abeeliever
    20 Oct 2013 | 8:52 pm
    I have had the most tear-filled weekend this weekend that I can recall experiencing for months. It’s not a secret to some who are close to me that I can be sensitive and emotional, but tears don’t surface for me all that easily, usually. In the midst of one of the most blessed times I have ever experienced in my life I am also facing some of the hardest challenges internally and circumstantially that I have faced in a long time. It’s odd to be in the face of a miracle and abundant gifts and at the same time to experience issues that literally bring you to your knees. So with…
  • To Be Known

    Abeeliever
    15 Oct 2013 | 7:25 am
    Does it ever occur to you that perhaps a sadness you may feel in life is because of a sense of not being known? I struggle with this. I desperately want for people to see me, to know me and then of course, to accept me just as I am. Truly, that’s an awful lot to ask of people, isn’t it? But how my heart craves to be known! At work I want people to know my good intentions and my strong desire to do good, to excel and produce the best work that I can. In parenting, I want my children to know my love for them and feel it fully. In friendship I want for my dear friends to know my…
  • This Is What I Will Do

    Abeeliever
    15 Aug 2013 | 8:46 pm
    So often in life I have felt like I don’t fit in… I have felt like I don’t belong.  I don’t remember exactly when that feeling started for me… I don’t recall feeling that way at 4 or 5 or 6. I must have developed that feeling as a teenager or preteen and somehow never shook it. When life became more challenging and difficult life events piled upon one another I must have internalized these feeling so deep because it still lives with me today. Now, most of the time I feel good being me, most days I am proud of me and can recognize my strengths. But…
  • Ramblings and Updates and Other Perhaps Important Stuff

    Abeeliever
    2 Aug 2013 | 3:00 am
    I wrote this on Friday and meant to post, but my mind has been a bit scattered recently, so I never published it! Still, some things I wanted to share follow:   The world of social media is full of stigma stomping articles and uproar over people who are adding buckets of shame to a pool of it that is already over-flowing. I have shared a couple of these on Facebook and I am so proud that I know people who share these articles and write these posts to help dispel the untruths that continue to bombard us daily about what it is to live with a mental health issue. Here are a couple of the…
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  • The Anger Opportunity | 12 Points of Perspective and Growth

    Bill White
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “Okay, Mr. Bill. So now you have me believing anger may be contributing to my panic attack symptoms, depression, and hair-on-fire stress. Shoot, they’re probably generating anger, too. Back to you, smart-guy. What are we gonna’ do about this supposed ‘anger management’ problem of mine?” Have a chat with yourself, confirming that anger is an acceptable – necessary – phenomenon. And come to understand that anger isn’t inherently bad; however, it sure as heck merits intervention when it causes harm to self or others. Well, then – seems…
 
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    Angela Brooks - nurse transition from burntout to thriving entrepreneur

  • Become an opportunity maker

    Angela Brooks
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    People ask me all the time how can I work with the mentally ill and all those crazy people. I tell them I’ve had the privilege of meeting amazing people that had life experiences that caused them to end up there, where I was able to meet them and take care of them in the middle of their crisis. We all at one time or another ask ourself “Why am I here. What do I have to offer” Some of us don’t know what our purpose is yet because we have not finished the mission we are on to fully understand what is next. Where you are now could be building your experiences for the next…
  • Retiring is harder than it looks, and how I made the decision

    Angela Brooks
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    We as people get into a habit that becomes a routine which feels safe even if we don’t like the routine. We crave time off from our jobs, day dream about vacation, wish you had more family time, sick time, paid time. Not many people that I know go to bed each night so excited to get up the next day to go to a job. The closer I get to actually setting the retiring date the more anxious I become. Which I found to be quiet odd since that is all my co-workers and I have talked and joked about for 20+ years. The comfort zone of the routine. There are people we spend an 8-12 hours a day with…
  • Retiring at 48 year old

    Angela Brooks
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I am counting the days… before I shut a door behind me that excites me and scares me all at the same time. There are so many things that I will miss – the patients I have known for years – the staff that I have had the privilege to work with – the changes I have seen and survived. The friends I have in this field have a special bond from the the things we have been through taking care of dangerous and scary people at their worse moment in life. Seeing people at this time in their life brings out the kind of person who has true compassion for the job, the industry of…
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    SCOTT D Miller - For the latest and greatest information on Feedback Informed Treatment

  • What articles have 140,000 of your colleagues read to improve their practice?

    scottdm
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Each week, I upload articles to the web about how to improve effectiveness. There are a lot to choose from, but here are the top ones read by behavioral health professionals around the world: Measures and Feedback 2014 This is the latest version of the most widely-read upload on the site. It summarizes all of the available research about using feedback to improve retention in and outcome of care, including studies using the ORS and SRS. How to Improve your Effectiveness A short, fun article that highlights the evidence-based steps for improving one’s effectiveness as a behavioral health…
  • Something New

    scottdm
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Actually, it’s more accurate to say, “Everything is new!”  The International Center for Clinical Excellence is coming up on its fifth birthday!   Since its launch in 2010, the ICCE has become the largest, online community of behavioral health practitioners and researchers in the world.  To celebrate, we are launching an entirely new web platform.   All the features you’ve come to expect remain—the discussions with colleagues, the document library, the commercial free atmosphere.   At the same time, everything has been streamlined, made faster, easier, and more intuitive. …
  • Using Feedback Informed Treatment to Improve Medication Adherence and Reduce Healthcare Costs

    scottdm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Medication adherence is a BIG problem.  According to recent research, nearly one-third of the prescriptions written are never filled.  Other data document that more than 60% of people who actually go the pharmacy and get the drug, do not take it as prescribed. What’s the problem, you may ask?  Inefficiency aside, the health risks are staggering.  Consider, for example, that the prescriptions least likely to be filled are those aimed at treating headache (51 percent), heart disease (51.3 percent), and depression (36.8)percent). When cost is factored into the equation, the impact of…
  • Applying Feedback-Informed Treatment in Diverse Settings around the World

    scottdm
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Honestly, I don’t know why I hadn’t noticed it before.  It’s not the first time it happened.  Last week, the ICCE held the “Training of Trainers” and “FIT Implementation” intensive trainings in Chicago, Illinois (USA).  Participants came from all around the world–from the northern-most parts of Alaska to the southern tip of New Zealand.  Geographic diversity aside, what really struck me was the many different clinical settings and populations where feedback-informed treatment (FIT) was being used to improve the quality and outcome of…
  • Want to be more effective? Point North!

    scottdm
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    In June, I spent several days in the air traveling to and from Perth, Australia for a conference.  Too tired to read anymore, I turned on the video system and began watching a program from the Discovery Channel about the North American red fox.  The furry little creatures were shown hunting rodents hidden under three feet of snow.  Three feet!  Up in the air the foxes would hop, thrusting their noses deep into the drifts.  Most of the time, they came up with nothing.  That is, unless they were facing north.  Then the odds changed considerably.  Seventy-five percent of the time,…
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    HSP Health » Blog

  • The Social Challenge Of Highly Sensitive People

    Maria Hill
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    Source: Morguefiles   Highly sensitive people are known for being independent and able to be alone.However, that does not mean that we necessarily are happy and comfortable with it. Recently I have been asking myself why being alone is considered, “bad” or a sign of a problem. Do I need to be herded into a group, an identity, or a cause? Why Is Being Alone Stigmatized? Have you ever noticed that being alone carries a stigma? Why do we disparage the “crazy cat lady”, or the “poor” bachelor? It amazes me that to this day the early definitions of being…
  • The Paths We Travel Working With Our Sensitivity

    ebonapartian
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Source: Morguefiles “All of life is a circle” my meditation teacher tells me during a discussion on  the lessons life often presents; “Regardless of the starting point, at one time or another life’s circumstances will always steer you back to similar circumstances; if for no other reason than to allow awareness of the progress of one’s own journey.” In my memory of that conversation, the point he made lingers.While time has shown me that it is all too easy for the Highly Sensitive to fall prey to any negative emotions generated during these experiences, over time I have…
  • Are You Numbing Your Sensitivity?

    Kathryn Nulf
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Source: saintBob – Flickr As I stood in line waiting to order my cup of coffee, I reached for my phone in my purse. You know, just in case there were any new updates within the last 5 minutes since the last time I checked it. I didn’t feel the need to check. I just did it. You might be thinking that yes, you do this, too. It’s like we are on autopilot sometimes. Or are we? Avoiding Our Sensitivity What if we aren’t? What if we know exactly what we are doing? What if we are checking our phones—or eating when we’re not hungry, or watching another episode on Netflix, or…
  • Put Negativity In Its Place

    Maria Hill
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:16 am
    Source: jmetraux – Flickr Negativity is not what you think. Negativity is often thought to be a personal character trait. There is some truth to that but it is so much more. What Is Negativity? According to the Your Dictionary, negativity,  at least in a social or decision making sense, is defined as follows: a word, affix, phrase, etc. that denies, rejects, or refuses (Ex.: no, not, by no means) a statement of denial, refusal, or rejection the point of view that denies or attacks the positive or affirmative: the negative won the debate an undesirable element or quality; drawback,…
  • The New Skill: Ecological Thinking

    Maria Hill
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    Source: Detail of “String Web” scultpure by Machiko Agano, photo by Dominic Alves – Flickr We humans have been running on left brained, linear thinking for a long time. It has accomplished a lot but its limitations are evident also. What Is Linear Thinking? Linear thinking is thinking that is based on the idea of sequential events and therefore a line. Sequential events lead to a story, reasoning and narratives. Linear thinking is very cause and effect. It’s objective is to create a kind of solidity. Because it connects everything in a line, it is very surface in what…
 
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    CogniFit's blog

  • 5 Things That Can Hurt the Brain The brain is a vital organ that...

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    5 Things That Can Hurt the Brain The brain is a vital organ that must be kept in the best shape. In my previous blog post, I briefly touched upon certain brain myths. In this post, I am going to write about things that can severely hinder your brain. Some of the things are internal, and one can easily rectify them. However, there are some external factors beyond our control that can damage our brains. Without further ado here are 5 things that can hurt the brain. 1. Alcohol and Cigarettes: Delayed reaction time, memory problems and slurred speech are some of ways the brain can be impaired.
  • 5 Myths About the Brain The brain is truly an amazing organ. It...

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    5 Myths About the Brain The brain is truly an amazing organ. It is extremely intricate, and without it, we would not be able to function. While the brain has many interesting facts about it, there are many misconceptions that seem to be accepted as fact. These brain myths are often exposed in our mainstream society. Some of these myths are completely wrong, and some of these are simply misinterpreted. Here are five interesting myths about the brain. 1. We Use 10% of Our Brains: This is arguably the biggest and most common misconception about the brain. It has been linked to many sources,…
  • Brain Fitness and the Elderly In today’s society, brain fitness...

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Brain Fitness and the Elderly In today’s society, brain fitness is becoming more and more popular. Brain games are important for everyone of all ages, especially for senior citizens. Why? As we age, our brains tend to deteriorate. Memory loss, slower reaction time and less focus are some of the common things that happen when we get older. With all of this said, brain games are showing up in many retirement communities where brain fitness centers are built, so the elderly can utilize them.  These fitness centers usually have many computers, specific expensive dedicated brain training…
  • 10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies | SharpBrains

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies | SharpBrains: SharpBrains says CogniFit is one of the best ways to improve health and well-being Check the article right here
  • Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others: Prominent researchers have raised ethical concerns about university scientists’ work for the companies. But some of those scientists reject the criticism as too broad. The Chronicle discloses helpful information you should know when you choose a brain training program
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    Social Work Career Development

  • Best in Mental Health (weeks of 10/27/14 -11/16/14)

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to...This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:Cultural competence education for health professionals: does learning about culture make any difference to patients?The Mental Elf (John…
  • AATBS' Top 10 Exam Tips for the Social Work Licensure Exam

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Virginia Beaufort, LMHC, Ph.D.Does one social work licensure exam preparation firm differ from another? Or are they all basically the same?This week, we have an interview with Virginia Beaufort, LMHC, Ph.D., theDirector of Academic Affairs for the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS).This is the fifth interview in Social Work Career Development's series of interviews with top social work licensure course providers. Earlier interviews were conducted with LEAP, SWTP, SWE and TDC.AATBS stands out vs. the other firms as being the most experienced. It…
  • Free Webinars for Mental Health Professionals, November, 2014

    1 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Do you want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the mental health arena?Attending one of these free webinars is an easy way of doing just that :)This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Mental Health Professionals, featuring all the free webcasts that Social Work Career Development could find for you this month in the field of social work and mental health.As you can see, a wide range of topics are covered in this month's selection from: conferences on healthcare for children, parenting, women and food and making the most out of your life, to webinars on…
  • Family/Couples Therapy - Improving Relationships

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Have you wanted to know what a family/couples' therapist does and/or what you could do to improve the communications in your family unit? These are some of the questions explored in an interview with Laurel Wiig, Ph.D., MFT., who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Laurel has advanced clinical training and 20 years of experience including 7 years of private practice. Laurel’s specialty is working primarily with adolescent/teens and their parents. In terms of methodology, she employs depth psychology along with cognitive behavioral techniques.Without further ado, Laurel, could…
  • Best in Mental Health (week of 10/20/2014)

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to...This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:Seven steps to mHealth share abilityCo-producing digital mental health by Victoria"share ability... mHealthHabitat program me... help…
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    StayOnTop: Depression

  • Away For A While

    Henk van Setten
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    November 20, 2014 Dear followers & readers: At the moment a bad physical illness, severe depression, and some other problems combined are keeping me from properly maintaining my blogs. I will be away… and silent… for at least several more weeks. I hope that when better times come along, I will meet you here once […]
  • Brave New Flower

    Henk van Setten
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Yesterday, my daily anti-depression walk took me through a meadow where I saw a small dandelion. So what’s the deal?     Well, this field had just been visited by the Grim Reaper Mower and its friends. First the grumbling monster that razed the waving knee-high grass and left it out to dry. Then the sucking, whining […]
  • New WHO Suicide Report

    Henk van Setten
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The World Health Organization (WHO) just published an extensive report about suicide and suicide prevention, worldwide. With many statistics and graphs, this 2014 publication is based on what we know about the year 2012. It also gives recommendations, and tries to correct some common misconceptions about suicide. Core Data In 2012 about 804,000 people killed […]
  • In Memoriam: Robin Williams

    Henk van Setten
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Yesterday we heard about the suicide of actor Robin Williams. One more wonderful person who lost a long battle with depression. I was a fan of him, ever since I saw him for the first time way back in 1982 in The World According to Garp. And even in his most comical, manic roles you […]
  • Are You a Genius?

    Henk van Setten
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    First, a brief update because I’ve been silent here for the last six weeks. I’ve been, and still am, so thoroughly depressed that I’m not capable of writing any of my usual brilliant stuff. Sorry.     My psychiatrist is going to put me on heavier antidepressants and if all goes well, the new pills should begin […]
 
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    nochnoch

  • The Unreasonable Man

    nochnoch
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw I brought up the dilemma I had on stubbornness versus confidence with one of my professors during my psychology course. He drew on the board a spectrum. On one end is Indecisiveness. On the other end is Stubborness. In between are: confidence, persistence, determination… His perspective is that, if we have a scale in our head, we could decide for ourselves whether we were confident of our new…
  • Stubbornnes vs Confidence

    nochnoch
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    I like my Bears. They helped me through my depression. I projected myself onto them – gave them names and personalities that in retrospect, were facets of me. In the organizational psychology degree for which I am studying, I learnt that there was a theory behind this seemingly silly playtime with Bears: transitional objects, creativity, play, projection, play therapy… Bearapy was born long before I could attribute any academic theory to it. Now that I have, I am eager to see if it could help others. I have to write a thesis for the degree. I have not defined a topic yet but…
  • Everyone has an opinion

    nochnoch
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Tell someone you are depressed, and you will get a myriad of responses and opinions. Tell someone you are pregnant, and you will get a hill of unsolicited suggestions on what to eat / not eat, what to do / not do, and how to feel / not to feel. Tell someone you have a newborn baby, and there will be a tsunami of advice, from friends, parents, grandparents, relatives, strangers on the street, and of course, the omniscient domestic helpers, who are but your employees. Many of these comments remind me of those I received during my worst depression days. “You should be grateful.” “You…
  • The antithesis of control

    nochnoch
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    If you want to learn to relinquish control, take care of a baby. My baby girl was born a month ago. Aside from the hormonal ups and downs, the roller coaster of emotions, and interrupted sleep, having a baby is forcing me to let someone else direct my decisions and behaviours. There is no control over a baby. She will cry when she needs to be fed, she will feed when she is hungry, she will stay awake when her mood desires, and she will sleep when she is sleepy even if you keep poking her face to make her wake up. Plans go out the door. Schedules get changed again and again. Gratefully, I…
  • Warm Fuzzy Feelings

    nochnoch
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Photos of weddings, marriage vows, honeymoon, babies elicit warm, fuzzy feelings. I had not been on Facebook for a while, but recently decided to upload a few photos of my pregnant belly to my private account.   I got a flurry of “likes” and congratulations. Much obliged, and Thank You to everyone for the well wishes. The smiles in the photographs were genuine, and my husband and I had fun during the photo shoot by a talented friend. I am grateful for what we have, and the opportunity to go through another life experience. Yet, behind the scenes, I had rashes on my legs from sitting on…
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    Therapy Consumer Guide

  • Why This Site?

    Marina Tonkonogy
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    This site was created as a project, dedicated to helping people to make sense of the psychotherapy process, inform them about its benefits and potential dangers, as well as discuss a wide variety  of mental health related topics. You can find out more details of what this project is about on the Call to Action page of this website. In this post, I’d like to take a few minutes to explain what it is NOT about. It is not about bashing mental health professionals and the practice of psychotherapy, as many of my colleagues feel, when they come across my posts. Pointing out the systemic…
  • How Do I Know What Is And Isn’t Supposed To Happen In Therapy

    Marina Tonkonogy
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Many times I’ve been contacted by people, who were currently in therapy and wanted to know if their therapists were doing the work competently and/or ethically. Such questions arose out of concerns about the specific actions or non-actions made by the therapists that didn’t seem consistent with what people believed the normal therapy process should entail. Many of those, who contacted me, were confused about their therapists’ methods and had mixed feelings about their therapy. They felt they were helped in some way, that they gained some useful insights about themselves and…
  • What Causes Harm In Therapy?

    Marina Tonkonogy
    1 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    There are three major causes of client harm in psychotherapy:    Therapist unethical, unprofessional or outright abusive behavior;    Therapist’s incompetence;    Systemic flaws of the psychotherapy profession as a whole. The cause of harm is usually a combination of all of the above factors.  Let’s take a closer look at each one. Therapist’s unethical, unprofessional, abusive or otherwise inappropriate behavior is often thought to be a major, if not THE major, issue that creates problems for those unfortunate clients, who happen to have come across such therapists.
  • When Therapy Harms

    Marina Tonkonogy
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The notion that psychotherapy can harm may be novel to the lay public and the professionals alike, or so it seems due to the lack of a broad public discussion of this issue. (Read more about why harmful psychotherapy is not discussed here.) Nevertheless, people do get harmed in psychotherapy, and those instances are not as uncommon as we would like to think. Normally, it’s assumed that the harm is caused by the small number of unethical professionals, the “bad apples”, who do not represent the entire profession. Therefore, the problem is not considered systemic. My…
  • Why Harmful Psychotherapy Is Not Discusssed

    Marina Tonkonogy
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Unlike the cases of medical malpractice, the cases when therapy harms are not discussed broadly enough to be known to the general public, and that is for several reasons. Firstly, the harm received in psychotherapy is very difficult to prove in most cases, since the process takes place in a private setting, where there is no one to witness the interactions between the therapist and the client. Secondly, even if the client can prove that certain events did take place during the therapy, what is and isn’t harmful is often arbitrary, since the practice of psychotherapy, unlike the medical…
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • For Everybody Who Uses Public Transit

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    22 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
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  • DAY AT POST

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    14 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Originally posted on Mum C writes:I am here Here as always Diligently at post No need to ask me to leave I am the immortal boss Who’ll be here long after you’re gone So bear with me For this is my place I come with sun Which you can utilise Your nature will determine…
  • Gotta Love The Government…Not

    songtothesirens
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
     So today I check the mail like I do most days, and today there was a huge envelope in the box. Upon closer inspection, I see it is from the Social Security Administration Disability Determination Services. My nightmare has come true. They are requesting additional information on my abilities and how having Bipolar disorder, PTSD, […]
  • A Letter To My Son’s Therapist: Sorry, Not Sorry

    songtothesirens
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Originally posted on Yes, I Really Did Just Say That.:To My Son’s Therapist, I do not pay you to placate my son. I do not pay you to be his best friend. I don’t pay you to “be on anyone’s side,” not mine or his. I send him to you because he needs to…
 
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    Effective Psychotherapy

  • Vaginismus – the unspoken sexual dysfunction.

    Michelle
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Vaginnisums is the term used for a condition that affects a woman’s ability to engaged in any form of vaginal penetration. This includes not only intercourse, but also use of tampons, or getting routine gynecological examination. The vaginal muscle becomes spastic in an involuntary way, which makes any penetration either very painful or impossible. (From Wikipedia). People tend to believe that with the sexual revolution, and the widely available knowledge about sexuality, this kind of dysfunction no longer exists.  This is not the case; I have come across the conditions several times…
  • Reading facial expressions – a help for those with Asperger and all of us

    Michelle
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
      People with Asperger syndrome face many challenges as they cope with life and society. From my professional experience, the most painful area is that of interpersonal relationships. There is often a misconception that people on the autistic spectrum are not interested in other people, in friendships or relationships. From my experience, they actually crave relationship and friendship, as most of us do. Many  times people on the autistic spectrum lack the skills to attain the relationships that they want and need. One of the reasons that social skills prove to be so challenging is that…
  • Permission to be an Introvert

    Michelle
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
      In my clinical practice I often see people who feel they need to apologize for being introverts, at times they see it as a character flaw to be corrected. Being an introvert is not the same as being socially anxious, socially awkward or lonely. Introverts tend to have fewer friends, but their friendships are often long term and deep. Introverts tend to avoid small talk; but they love to talk about what really matters. Introverts prefer social interaction in small groups, but are capable of dealing with large gatherings when needed. Introverts can derive great joy from their social…
  • 6 evidence based tactics to Build your Resillience

    Michelle
    11 Nov 2013 | 4:57 am
      Resilience is the ability to manage the stress response. Managing our stress response is critical to us all so that in times of stress we may actually find benefit and not damage our psychical and mental health. Contrary to popular belief, stress in itself is not bad.  Stress can facilitate growth and self-esteem once we have mastered the challenge that induced the stress. Resilience   predicts success in many areas of life. We all face setbacks, but only some of us know how to respond to them creatively and productively. Many environmental factors are not under our control, but…
  • 2 Effective Study Techniques that work (and some that do not.)

    Michelle
    30 Sep 2013 | 7:25 am
    Effective study habits are critical throughout our life. We are particularly aware of the need to learn efficiently when we are in school, but it is just as important in our professions and in life in general. Recently, researchers have done a meta-analysis, a statistical analysis of many studies, in order to use a data driven approach to figuring out the best methods for learning effectively. Techniques found to be effective Active reading For lack of a better name, I would call the first technique “active reading”. The writers of the article highly recommended doing practice…
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • Self Parenting for a Healing Holiday

    Jody Radoff, LMSW
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    What if there were a time machine that could erase a traumatic past and we got a second chance?  How would our present look if there could be such a machine?  Would we no longer fill an emptiness or void with self destructive behaviors and relationships?  Would we be able to set boundaries with loved ...Read the rest... The post Self Parenting for a Healing Holiday appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and marriage counseling,…
  • How One Man Lost His Cravings For Junk Food

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Do you struggle with food cravings or overeating? This man’s story sheds some insight into how blocked or unprocessed emotions can contribute to a cycle of food cravings and negative feelings. We often block, repress or push down painful or difficult emotions that we don’t want to feel, but are a part of us. When ...Read the rest... The post How One Man Lost His Cravings For Junk Food appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and…
  • Your Nest is Empty – 5 Ways to Beat the Loneliness

    Amber Gray
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Empty Nest Syndrome When your youngest child grows up and leaves home, you might be left grappling with some mixed emotions, uncomfortable moods, and feelings of loneliness or grief. There’s a name for that: empty nest syndrome. It’s not just you.       First, understand that empty nest syndrome is a well-established, widely known pattern ...Read the rest... The post Your Nest is Empty – 5 Ways to Beat the Loneliness appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating,…
  • Are You A Love Addict? 5 Signs You Simply Can’t Ignore!

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Could You Be Addicted to Love?   Do you have a pattern of instantly falling for a person without getting to know them? Does your relationship history include a pattern of becoming instantly attached to emotionally unavailable people? Do you jump from one caustic relationship to another, searching for “the one?” Finally, do you abandon your ...Read the rest... The post Are You A Love Addict? 5 Signs You Simply Can’t Ignore! appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating,…
  • Use Your Strengths for Increased Career Happiness

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Want to feel more joy in your career? One factor those who feel happy at work have in common is that they utilize their key strengths on a regular basis. Gallup research has shown that people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work. Martin Seligman’s research ...Read the rest... The post Use Your Strengths for Increased Career Happiness appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and…
 
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  • Is U.S. Economic Growth in the Hands of Women? The Kauffman Foundation Thinks So – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Kauffman, like many foundations of the mid-20th century, was founded by a ROWG (in texting slang, that’s Rich Old White Guy). Ewing Marion Kauffman was a small pharmaceuticals manufacturer who hit the big time. He started developing his Marion Laboratories in his basement, and went on to grow his initial $5,000 investment into a merger with Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in 1989, with estimated revenues of $930 million. via Is U.S. Economic Growth in the Hands of Women? The Kauffmann Foundation Thinks So – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside…
  • THANKSGIVING MARKET: LAST ONE OF THE SEASON

    Kiersten Marek
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    From the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market: Tomorrow is the final day of our outdoor season; come say goodbye and go home with some delicious food from our farmers for your holiday table. We will be holding our raffle drawing as well; tickets will be for sale until 11:30, so there’s still time.  If you haven’t had a chance to buy tickets, but still want to support our Bonus Bucks program, you can send a check for your donation to the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market, 253 Norwood Ave, Cranston RI 02905.  The market is now operating under the auspices of the West Bay…
  • Meet Yet One More Big Corporation That’s Giving for STEM Education – K-12 Education – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Lockheed Martin is a very big defense contractor with a very small customer base, primarily the U.S. government. The company famously cares about what happens in Washington, D.C., judging by the vast fortune they’ve spent on lobbying in recent decades.  Meet Yet One More Big Corporation That’s Giving for STEM Education – K-12 Education | Grants | Fundraising – Inside Philanthropy.
  • RELEASE: Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Legislation to Fight Climate Change and Boost RI Economy

    Kiersten Marek
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    From the Whitehouse press office: Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Legislation to Fight Climate Change and Boost RI Economy Carbon Fee Bill Would Return All Revenue to the American People Washington, DC – With Rhode Island continuing to face the effects of climate change and struggling to rebuild its economy in the wake of the Great Recession, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is fighting back on both fronts.  Whitehouse today introduced the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act, legislation to make polluters pay for the damage caused by carbon pollution and generate as much as $2 trillion over ten…
  • Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Keystone Vote

    Kiersten Marek
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Keystone Vote Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below regarding today’s vote in the Senate on legislation to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which failed by a vote of 59-41.  60 votes were required.   “The Keystone pipeline isn’t any normal pipeline.  It would transport Canadian tar sands oil, which is one of the dirtiest fuels on earth.  It would only create about 35 permanent jobs – all while contributing to the harm carbon pollution is doing to our atmosphere and oceans – problems…
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  • Eating Disorders

    Dina Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is an excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins. We hope you enjoy this insightful information and that it will enrich you in your counseling business.    Eating Disorders Marian C. Eberly, RN, MSW, LCSW, PhD/abd., BCPCC The primary categories of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS). According to the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000), it is evident that these disorders are characterized…
  • Supporting Others and Supporting Ourselves During Crisis

    Dina Jones
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gregory Jantz, MA Supporting Others and Supporting Ourselves During Crisis The most recent school shooting is now the second incidence of school violence that has hit uncomfortably close to home for me in the last year. On June 5 of this year, a student at my Alma Mater, Seattle Pacific University, opened fire killing one student and wounding two others. A little more than 6 months later, the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck Hill School, a student opened fire on what many believed to be his friends sitting at a lunch table, killing two students and then taking his own life. Marysville-Pilchuck…
  • The Least of These

    Dina Jones
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Carrie O’Toole, MA   photo credit: Kamran Ali via Flickr “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” (Matthew 25:40) Maybe you’ve heard this verse before. Maybe you’ve thought about helping someone “less fortunate” than you. This is good! Don’t get me wrong! As humans, we need to help each other. We all need help at some point, and when we’re doing well, it’s good to help those who are struggling. I believed I had something…
  • Nonverbal Communication

    Dina Jones
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is an excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins. We hope you enjoy this insightful information and that it will enrich you in your counseling business.    Non-verbal Communication Ryan A. Carboneau, M. A.   Research has found that up to 90% of communication is based on nonverbal cues. Wright (2000) said that communication is “the link that creates a relationship between people” (p. 61). Counselors are trained to discern nonverbal communication in clients. There is more than what the counselee is saying, and this…
  • 2014 National Christian Counseling Conference Intensive Recap

    Dina Jones
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Dr. Martin Nelson Our intensives at the 2014 National Christian Counseling Conference were a booming success! Over 300 individuals participated in intensives, gaining specialized instruction and training over the course of the conference. Many of our intensive participants have sent us reviews and quotes about their experience – and one participant, Dr. Martin, sent us a blog article! We are happy to feature the below article from one of our intensive participants:   During the week of October 1, 2014, I attended the bi-annual American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)…
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    Where I Stand Inc

  • Turning 20: Life Reflection

    caseyee90@gmail.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Turning 20: Life Reflection By: Hollyn Donovan I turned 20 on November 17th. It’s strange reflecting on 2 decades of life. My life has changed so much over the years. Before 3rd grade I was young and innocent with not too much to worry about in life. Starting in 3rd grade, I was introduced to the world of learning differences (ADHD, etc.) and anxiety disorders. From that point on it was a new diagnosis every few years. One year it was depression and social anxiety, the next it was a physical condition known as POTS. Then it was an eating disorder and my senior year of high school it was…
  • This Day Will Come….

    caseyee90@gmail.com
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    This Day Will Come… by Denise Kirschner   Eminem’s voice blares out…it is 4:18 AM. Do I roll over and close my eyes for several more minutes? After all I have a back up alarm, and I did not sleep well. I decide sleep is more important than racing to the gym. I could always cut down on my cardio and focus on weights. The alarm sounds again at 5:00 AM. I stretch and take a moment to breathe…      If only this were true… At the gym, I complete an abbreviated workout. The time goes by quickly as I talk with a friend who has just returned from Australia. The…
  • Passion.

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    12 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
  • Don’t (not) love someone with an anxiety disorder: Real advice for family and friends

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    11 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Don’t (not) love someone with an anxiety disorder: Real advice for family and friends By: Rachel Moreland I know you can’t resist her strength. She seems to take on the world with her small hands and big ideas in her head. Her struggle makes her both complicated and mysterious. That confidence determination is uber sexy, I know. But don’t date a girl with anxiety disorder. Because sooner or later, that confidence will begin to dwindle. The cold reality of life’s stresses, the sudden onset of a panic attack will turn your lover into a paranoid mess. Don’t fall in love with a guy who…
  • A Glimpse Into My Unraveled Life and How I Glued It Back Together

    caseyee90@gmail.com
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    A Glimpse Into My Unraveled Life and How I Glued It Back Together Written by: Lizzie E.          Have you ever lost something so dear to you that you thought your entire world was falling apart? And I don’t mean a left-my-watch-at-the-hotel, misplaced-my-keys-in-the-fridge kind of loss here; I’m talking about a gut-wrenching, life-changing, heart-ripping-out-of-my-chest kind of loss. I have. Very recently, actually. I thought that everything I knew, and everything I loved, was gone. I remember sitting on the floor of my bedroom, dizzy with confusion, feeling lost and completely…
 
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    Anxiety Killed The Cat

  • The Absolute #1 Worst Thing About Social Anxiety

    Ashleigh James
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    What is the worst thing about social anxiety? For anyone that has social anxiety there are probably a number of things that come to mind straight away. Whether it be speaking in public being comparable to skydiving, or the simple act of going out for coffee with a friend bringing on an extreme unsettling feeling. Social anxiety sucks. And that’s putting it nicely. But what’s the absolute #1 worst thing about social anxiety? What comes to mind for you? Considering that social anxiety is basically… Read more » The post The Absolute #1 Worst Thing About Social Anxiety…
  • Hypnosis for Anxiety Relief: 7 Easy Steps for Self-Hypnosis

    Ashleigh James
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Using hypnosis for anxiety isn’t a new concept however hypnosis itself is often given a questionable rap. The majority of peoples experience with hypnosis actually stops at having seen it in a movie or television show, where it’s effects are often exaggerated. In the real world however, and in the instance of using hypnosis for anxiety, it’s not going to miraculously cure you of your ailment. It will however see you one step further in the right direction. And the more you practice self… Read more » The post Hypnosis for Anxiety Relief: 7 Easy Steps for…
  • Is Your Social Anxiety Ruining Christmas?

    Ashleigh James
    14 Dec 2013 | 10:50 pm
    Fellow social anxiety sufferers, the holidays are upon us! Christmas for most is a magical time of the year where family and friends get together, exchange gifts and generally enjoy each others company. But for those that suffer from social anxiety disorder, Christmas namely consists of a number of social situations and events that they would like nothing more than to avoid. The holiday season is also a time of year where our emotions of love and joy are heightened – which is great, right? For me.. Not… Read more » The post Is Your Social Anxiety Ruining Christmas? appeared…
  • How to Calm Anxiety: Change Your Diet

    Ashleigh James
    4 Nov 2013 | 2:01 am
    Last updated: 13th April 2014 Inline with the natural approach from my article The First Steps, making a few simple changes to your diet can greatly boost your efforts in how to calm stress and anxiety. Today, we’re going to focus on how to calm your anxiety with a healthy diet because studies have shown that having a healthy diet may reduce signs and symptoms of anxiety! Okay.. So food alone won’t necessarily cure an anxiety disorder.. But there are a number of healthy practices you can incorporate… Read more » The post How to Calm Anxiety: Change Your Diet appeared…
  • The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

    Ashleigh James
    30 Aug 2013 | 3:34 am
    The diagnosis of anxiety actually covers a wide array of types of anxiety disorders. On its own, it is a blanket term used to describe acute stress. It is also used more generally to describe moments when a person is feeling anxious. The truth is, we all experience anxiety at one point or other. In fact, some even go as far as to say that -not- feeling anxious could be a sign of a serious psychological problem! Damned if you do, or don’t – right? In our hazardous world, anxiety is a mechanism our bodies use to help… Read more » The post The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders…
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  • 6 Tips to Reduce Driving Anxiety

    Experts RoundUps
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Is it hard for you to simply drive your car to the nearest grocery store? Or you get anxious, you take a longer road to avoid the short bridge. This condition is driving anxiety, If you have this type of anxiety you may feel the physical symptoms of anxiety when you are about to drive your […] The post 6 Tips to Reduce Driving Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • 8 Treatments For Anxiety – Alternatives To Medications

    Experts RoundUps
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Treatments for anxiety are many and using medications is one of them. But medications are risky to use, cause it has lots of side effects. The question here is what the best alternative to medications. I searched for experts to answer this question “What is the alternative treatment to medication for anxiety that you’d recommend?“ And […] The post 8 Treatments For Anxiety – Alternatives To Medications appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety

    Ahmed Hamdy
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
      How to overcome anxiety is a big question in the mind of those who suffer from anxiety, and if you are one of those people, then I’m sure you are here looking for the answer. There are lots of books and programs out there reclaims that it can help you overcome anxiety, but there […] The post Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know

    Ahmed Hamdy
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    If you are looking for panic attacks help and anxiety help online, then you took the first step to recovery. You want to learn about your situation to know how to overcome it. Here you will find all the websites you need to know everything about panic attacks and general anxiety, You will know where to get […] The post Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion

    Ahmed Hamdy
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Yoga is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress in body and mind,if you keep doing it every day you body and mind status will improve,cause it combines lots of things in one place like breathing techniques strength body poses and meditation . Being in a very busy world you need to some […] The post Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
 
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    The Fusion Model

  • 7 Steps To A Calm Mind

    Frances Masters
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Mindfulness practice can be as simple as reaching out and touching, seeing, smelling or… well, you get the idea. One of the simplest ways to practice mindfulness is to connect to your senses. Breathe in slowly through your nose and allow your belly to fill with the breath Hold your breath for a few moments then slowly breathe out through your mouth, as if you’re blowing through a straw. Repeat a few times. Focus on five objects near you Spend a few moments looking closely at each object, as if seeing it for the first time. View each one in detail as it really is. Does your mind judge…
  • 8 Ways to Start Living in the Moment Today

    Frances Masters
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Have you ever noticed how children live in the moment? They never worry about past problems or long-term goals. Being present is a bit like channeling your inner child. Try to let go of the tendency to “do” all the time and simply “be.” Here are eight mindful practices that help engage your “being” mode: When waiting in a line, engage your awareness Notice the colors and sounds around you. Or challenge yourself to maintain awareness of your feet in contact with the floor for 10 full breaths. When you’re stopped at a red traffic light, chill out You have a…
  • Understanding and Beating Depression: The Black Dog

    Frances Masters
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    I find it a real joy to work with young people. They absorb information like a sponge and, when they ‘get it’, the moment of insight can be dramatic and heart warming. ‘We’re all worried’ I was contacted by the parent of a 17-year-old boy. ‘We’re all so worried about Ben.’ said the voice on the phone. ‘He’s very down and troubled. He often seems angry yet he doesn’t seem to have any idea what it’s all about. He’s dropped out of college now and stays in his room a lot. He doesn’t seem to have any real sense of…
  • 6 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation Before it Destroys You

    Frances Masters
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Emotional or psychological manipulation can be truly devastating. Loosely defined, the manipulator plays on your good intentions, insecurities, vulnerabilities and weaknesses in order to get what they want. This could be someone you trust or even love, and they are often void of any conscientious considerations, will prey on these weaknesses in order to compel you to do something in their favor.  While all human beings are manipulative to some degree, the emotional manipulator is habitually manipulative and will employ this form of psychological control consistently. When someone is…
  • The 9 Ingredients of the Recipe for Happiness

    Frances Masters
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    [Tweet “‘The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.’ Benjamin Franklin”] A good friend brought me some yellow chrysanthemums for my birthday recently. It was a large bunch, a complete armful of flowers. It was so large, I separated them into two bunches and put one in my counselling room. They were not like the small, sanitized selections you get at the local supermarket, cut to size and tailored to fit a vase, but an outrageously higgledy-piggledy bunch of  different shapes and sizes. They seemed to explode in…
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    Teen Addiction Treatment Blog Feed

  • Handling Addiction Triggers During Thanksgiving and the Holidays

    Brian Burgess
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Addiction is a serious problem that many people deal with each day. Even people who are fully on the road to recovery still need to consider how addiction affects them. There’s never a time that this is truer than over Thanksgiving and the holiday season when stress can reach its peak. For many people, spending time with family can be incredibly difficult, especially if they have a history of addiction based around the holidays. This year, do what you can to avoid your triggers so you aren’t tempted to drink or use drugs. You can make it through the holidays... Read More→ The post…
  • Self-Compassion: The Best Tool in Recovery Process

    Brian Burgess
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    It is too easy to see the faults of people who suffer from addiction, especially if you or someone you love is the person who is addicted. Pointing out the problems, bad decisions, and behavior of those under the influence is something that is much easier than providing the necessary support to get through a difficult time. If you are the person with the addiction, constantly hearing this negativity only increases your feelings of inadequacy and weakness as it breaks down your confidence and desire to overcome the addiction. Even if you have a good support system, it is still... Read…
  • 7 Ways to Boost Strength During Initial Days of Recovery

    Brian Burgess
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Admitting you have a problem is one of the first painful steps into recovering from addiction. As difficult as that step is, the first few days are among the worst in the recovery process both physically and mentally. Overcoming drug addiction isn’t simply about being strong enough, it is a complex and unpredictable process that you should understand will take time. There are seven things that can boost your resolve and strengthen you in those painful first days: You are not alone. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health has said that as of 2006, over 20 million teenagers... Read…
  • Halloween Gifts to Inspire Addiction Recovery

    Brian Burgess
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Halloween for adults is usually about having a few drinks, smoking, and other habits, but this type of occasion can be dangerous for those going through addiction recovery and want to prevent relapse. It may seem difficult to find the perfect Halloween gift for a loved one who is going through rehab, but there are still options out there to encourage their recovery. Inspirational coffee mug. A bit of an inspirational quote might just be enough to see during the morning to help them get through the day. The coffee mug can also be filled with Halloween treats such as... Read More→ The…
  • Family Values: Critical Factor to Prohibit Addiction

    Brian Burgess
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people all over the world, and it isn’t exclusive to just adults. There are even children and teens out there addicted to prescription and illegal drugs. That’s one of the main reasons that family life is getting so much scrutiny when it comes to the development of addiction in children and teens, and even in how adults deal with substances and substance abuse later in life. Family values can actually be one of the deciding factors in how people deal with addiction. Keep reading to learn more about how family values... Read…
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • Our Worst Crimes Are Against the Self

    Justin Mazza
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    “People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” – Thomas Szasz Selfhood – the quality that constitutes one’s individuality; the state of having an individual identity. Are you living a life that is more aligned with your “authentic” self – who you are – or your fictional, pseudo-self – how the world defines you? The fictional pseudo-self would be the roles you play. Parent, occupation, nationality, income status, citizen, religion, etc. The truth is we do a…
  • Apex for Life – Take Your Life and Business to the Next Level with John Di Lemme

    Justin Mazza
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    “My goal is to help YOU achieve the Apex level in all areas of your life.” – John Di Lemme I was contacted by one of John Di Lemme’s affiliate promoters last month. They asked me if I would be interested in becoming an affiliate partner with them. To be honest I had never heard of John Di Lemme before and wasn’t sure if I wanted to promote him and his coaching program. After doing some research on John I felt it was safe enough to become an affiliate for his company. Yesterday I received a “Thank You” card in the mail directly from John including his business card with his…
  • Aweber – Email Marketing Made Easier

    Justin Mazza
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I get asked quite a bit about what newsletter service provider to use by newbie bloggers, business people and self-employed people. If you don’t have a newsletter service for your blog or business I highly recommend it. I recently chatted with an author while attending the Monster Mania Convention and he had a newsletter sign-up sheet at his table; which is very smart by the way. But he wasn’t using a newsletter service and was doing it the hard way through his AOL account. He could make his life much easier if he had all his email subscribers in his Aweber account because they have all…
  • Bashar – History of Atlantis

    Justin Mazza
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Questioner: I’m very fascinated by Atlantis. Bashar: Yes. Q: I do believe that many of us and myself were there. B: Absolutely, yes. Q: And Halloween… B: Is the commemoration of the day before the destruction of Atlantis. Q: What was going on then, what were we doing and who was involved and who was helping us or not because I know we were communicating with other beings they helped us… B: Well yes, but you’re also asking about a span of history covering thousands of years. Q: Well just the twelve thousand years ago when we actually physically…You know 12,000, years ago we…
  • Bashar – A Message to Any type of Artist

    Justin Mazza
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Bashar: Are you artistically expressive in some way? Questioner: Yes. B: How? Q: I like to do fashion, or drawing, or poems. B: Are you doing as much of that as you would love to do? Q: No. B: Why not? Q: I feel it’s not important enough. B: What excites you the most is not important enough? Q: I feel like it doesn’t contribute to society. B: Really. Then why do you think you exist, why do you think it excites you? Q: Well, I feel like I should share that… B: Is that just a puzzle and a mystery to you? Q: No, I feel like I should share it – I just don’t know how. B:…
 
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    Significant Sentience

  • Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

    Jeremy Markman
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
  • Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

    Jeremy Markman
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
  • Mindfulness 102 - How to be mindful throughout the day

    Jeremy Markman
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Why be mindful?There are a whole host of positive benefits of practicing mindful meditation.  Below is a list of some of the benefits of mindfulness meditationBeing more effectiveExperience less sufferingGet more out of each momentBeing more in touch with oneselfBetter emotional regulationReliving stressImproving sleepLower blood pressureImproving mental healthFacilitates meta cognitionWhen people think of mindfulness they usually think of people meditating cross legged and focusing on their. However mindfulness can be used in a far more active capacity throughout the day. Someone can be…
  • Mindfulness 101

    Jeremy Markman
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Mindfulness is the ability tobe aware moment by moment of thoughts, feelings, body sensations and the surrounding environment. Mindfulness is important to fully live in the present moment and experience life. The practice of mindfulness improves intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness through being more connected to the present moment.Mindfulness becomes easier with practice, the more mindfulness is practiced the more automatic mindfulness becomes.The following are two basic exercises, focusing on breathing, to help incorporate mindfulness into daily lifeMeditationMeditation…
  • Getting Better

    Jeremy Markman
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
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    Depression Blog

  • Oct 30, Lady Gaga Struggles With Depression

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Lady Gaga call the fan on stage and confess her own struggles with depression. The fan had found comfort in her music after the attempt. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 30, 10 Best Things To Say To Someone Who Is Depressed

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Do you know someone who is depressed? Don't know what to say to them? Here are 10 best things to say. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 28, Landon Donovan On Depression And Why He Retired From Soccer

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Landon Dononvan, who is regard as the best player in soccer histroy in the US, was sidelined for 3 months last year because of his depression. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 27, New Study Reveal Music As Depression Therapy

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Music has been an important part in the lives of many (if not all individuals). It is no wonder that a study has found that music therapy is effective in combattling depression in teens. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 26, A Depressed Person's Brain (Video)

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    What happens to a depressed person's brain. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Z Zoccolante

  • Why I Love Vampire Shows (No, It’s Not What you Think)

    Z Zoccolante
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
      I hate to say it, but I got suckered in. Being someone who’s not fond of blood visuals and who disapproves of killing others, I didn’t think I’d be a fan.   First off, no, I’ve never been one of the girls who swooned over Edward. If anything, my fascination lies with power.   Enter Vampire Dairies and The Originals. Sure there’s built up drama and romance, and everybody living in their town is good looking, but I find myself absorbed in the psychological games, in the philosophical questions each new dilemma brings.   Instead of waiting for a … Continue…
  • So You’ve Disappointed Someone . . . Now What?

    Z Zoccolante
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    I can’t remember the last time I’ve cried like this . . .    Things are being squeezed from the sponge of my face. They drip towards the carpet. The black hole spirals open in my chest as my mind pedals the distance, generating the current. Beneath my sitting seiza, my toes flicker pins and needles while my throat gasps for air repeating the mantra, “It’s not ok. It’s not ok . . .”   They were depending on you. You’ve disappointed everyone. You’re stupid. You’re a disappointment. This is entirely your fault.   There’s nothing I can do to … Continue…
  • Did You Just Miss Your One Opportunity?

    Z Zoccolante
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    The wind brushes over the ocean and up the warm sidewalk where people gather with their kids, holding pumpkins with four wheels burrowed through the bottoms. Metal railings snake through the road like Disneyland as families make their way to the sloping hill set apart for the races.   Behind the white start line, a father wraps his hands over his son’s that clutch a red pumpkin. “No pushing,” the ref yells. “3, 2,1.” Six decorated pumpkins roll downhill veering towards the sides of the track.   The crowd cheers behind us as we continue towards the pier. My husband ……
  • How to Save Yourself From the Tantalizing Lie of “Later.”

    Z Zoccolante
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The days have silent edges now that I’ve returned from my vacation in Hawaii. When I glance up from my computer, light spills between the blinds, casting the shadow of bars along my carpet in LA. I’d forgotten the inordinate amount of time I spend in my apartment here. A restless yearning fills me, and a craving for a cinnamon latte from a coffee shop 2,500 miles away. * My last few weeks in Hawaii, I’d wake at 7am to the buzzing of a text asking me if I wanted to walk. I was the puppy wagging her tail to … Continue Reading →
  • Even If There’s No Fire

    Z Zoccolante
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    I’m settled on the couch, having just begun a movie, when a fire truck zooms past the street below my window. Interesting, but not alarming. A few seconds later another fire truck follows. Now my attention is perked.   In the reflection of the science building next door, I can see the glass windows glowing with red light. The trucks have stopped near the entrance to my apartment complex. Leon jumps up from the couch and cranes his body over the patio. He hurries to our front door.   The second he opens it, smoke exhales into our house and … Continue Reading →
 
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    Panic Attack Away

  • 6 Tips to Reduce Driving Anxiety

    Experts RoundUps
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Is it hard for you to simply drive your car to the nearest grocery store? Or you get anxious, you take a longer road to avoid the short bridge. This condition is driving anxiety, If you have this type of anxiety you may feel the physical symptoms of anxiety when you are about to drive your […] The post 6 Tips to Reduce Driving Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • 8 Treatments For Anxiety – Alternatives To Medications

    Experts RoundUps
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Treatments for anxiety are many and using medications is one of them. But medications are risky to use, cause it has lots of side effects. The question here is what the best alternative to medications. I searched for experts to answer this question “What is the alternative treatment to medication for anxiety that you’d recommend?“ And […] The post 8 Treatments For Anxiety – Alternatives To Medications appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety

    Ahmed Hamdy
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
      How to overcome anxiety is a big question in the mind of those who suffer from anxiety, and if you are one of those people, then I’m sure you are here looking for the answer. There are lots of books and programs out there reclaims that it can help you overcome anxiety, but there […] The post Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know

    Ahmed Hamdy
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    If you are looking for panic attacks help and anxiety help online, then you took the first step to recovery. You want to learn about your situation to know how to overcome it. Here you will find all the websites you need to know everything about panic attacks and general anxiety, You will know where to get […] The post Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion

    Ahmed Hamdy
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Yoga is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress in body and mind,if you keep doing it every day you body and mind status will improve,cause it combines lots of things in one place like breathing techniques strength body poses and meditation . Being in a very busy world you need to some […] The post Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • For Everybody Who Uses Public Transit

    songtothesirens
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Filed under: society, Transportation Tagged: Amusing, Public Transit, society
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    21 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
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  • DAY AT POST

    songtothesirens
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Originally posted on Mum C writes:I am here Here as always Diligently at post No need to ask me to leave I am the immortal boss Who’ll be here long after you’re gone So bear with me For this is my place I come with sun Which you can utilise Your nature will determine…
  • Gotta Love The Government…Not

    songtothesirens
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
     So today I check the mail like I do most days, and today there was a huge envelope in the box. Upon closer inspection, I see it is from the Social Security Administration Disability Determination Services. My nightmare has come true. They are requesting additional information on my abilities and how having Bipolar disorder, PTSD, […]
  • A Letter To My Son’s Therapist: Sorry, Not Sorry

    songtothesirens
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Originally posted on Yes, I Really Did Just Say That.:To My Son’s Therapist, I do not pay you to placate my son. I do not pay you to be his best friend. I don’t pay you to “be on anyone’s side,” not mine or his. I send him to you because he needs to…
 
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    Palchoice

  • 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Walking lesson: learn to walk really?

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice. Since I was working continuously sitting in front of the computer my mother was forcing me to go for a walk in the park. I also needed a break so I decided to go for an evening walk and get refreshed. But this evening walk turn out to be very fruitful for me in more [...] The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 12 ways to increase your productivity

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to achieve success in our life. That’s why we are working so hard to be a part of top 1% of the population who are called success. So what is the secret of this top 1 % of the population? It’s hard work. I hope this has not shocked you. Everybody knows [...] The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 10 secrets of happy people

    admin
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice. Why some people are naturally happier than others? Whatever be the circumstances they seem to adjust well and successfully search reasons for happiness. It’s not that they don’t suffer like others or that they never get sad in life. But they still look happier than others around them. Do they know any secret? If yes, [...] The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 11 ways to become smarter not genius

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice. I am not going to make any tall claims. By reading this article you are not going to become an instant genius. I am not going to use killer headline to promote this article either. The article is about the 11 ways to become smarter not genius. To succeed in life who says you need [...] The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • Fighting Feeling like a Fraud

    Kate Parrish
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    If you're not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I'm not interested in your feedback.-Brene Brown  Last week someone unsubscribed from my email. The week before that someone else unsubscribed. Yesterday, the number one site on my list of sites I want to see Aiming for Okay rejected my work. When I got the rejection email I thought, "Well, that guy's dumb." Where that voice came from, I have no idea, but I liked it. That voice--mine--read the email, let it pass into my consciousness, assessed it, and immediately filed it away under, "Wrong Opinions," in my mind and in my…
  • 1 Tip You Haven't Heard (Plus 6 More!) For Surviving the Holidays With Family

    Kate Parrish
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    My friend asked me to facilitate a group workshop last week at a non-profit here in Nashville that provides mental health services to its clients. He asked that I share about "seasonal depression or coping with depression through the holidays." What I heard though was "strategies for dealing with family over the holidays"--slightly different topics and clearly indicative of where my mind was. Suffice it to say I had to do a little last minute re-tooling to be more on topic BUT both topics--seasonal depression and surviving the holidays with family--gave me a lot of food for…
  • Why We Gossip and How To Stop

    Kate Parrish
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Gossip and negative talk have been on my mind for months: why we do it, how it hurts us, how it hurts others, and how we stop doing it. When I gossip I find myself wracked with guilt after the fact, disappointed that of all the things in this world to talk about, I chose something that doesn't add more to life. When others gossip to me I can't help but think, "What do they say about me when I'm not around?"Why are we drawn to destructive and hurtful habits? Why do we gossip? 1. To feel superior when we feel inferior; to relieve anxiety and discomfort.I was at an out-of-town wedding this…
  • 3 Things I Learned From Terry Bradshaw

    Kate Parrish
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Last week I had the opportunity to meet Terry Bradshaw and hear him speak at a conference in Chicago. I didn't know much about him other than he is a former NFL star and is now a sports commentator. (Sports are not really my thing.)Frequently at conferences, former athletes are brought in to do the keynote speeches. These speeches usually center around overcoming adversity, staying the course, or rising to the occasion, and then they start to lean towards a reading of accomplishments or a soft pitch for a new business venture to an overly caffeinated, starstruck audience.But Mr.
  • How Alarm Fatigue Was Killing Me

    Kate Parrish
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    I work in healthcare, and fortunately for the human race, not in a clinical setting. My job requires me to stay on top of trends in the healthcare industry from changing Medicare reimbursements to the latest stem cell research findings, so I rarely have the opportunity to see all trends I'm monitoring evolve from their beginning stages to wherever they go. However, a trend in healthcare that has gripped me for close to two years now is this disturbing event called alarm fatigue. Research has found that the number one hazard in healthcare technology is alarms--not orthopedic saws or…
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    Wiser, Stronger, Better.

  • Top 5 Myths About Seeing a Therapist (Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist)

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Therapists help millions of people. While no form of treatment is going to work for everyone, countless people have found that talking their condition over with a licensed professional can help them begin the process of healing. Don’t let anxiety or misinformation get in between you and a healthy, happy lifestyle! If you’re suffering from persistent negative emotions, anxiety, depression, stress, or loneliness, it’s always worthwhile to consider seeing a therapist. MYTH #1: People who need therapy must be weak or crazy 27% of adults will visit a therapist at some point. And about 20%…
  • 8 Quick Tips for Avoiding Distractions at Work

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    No matter where you work – at home, coffee shops, or in a busy office environment – distractions are everywhere. If it isn’t surfing the Internet aimlessly, it’s doing laundry, cleaning your kitchen, loud coworkers, or trying to beat that impossible level of Candy Crush stealing your attention. All the time you waste on distractions adds up to a huge amount of time not spent being productive – which isn’t good for your self-esteem or your position at work. Here are 8 quick tips to beating distractions and upping your focus at work: 1. Create a to-do list in the morning…
  • Simple Meditation to Increase Your Concentration and Focus

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Mediation seems to be everywhere these days. While Buddhist monks have been mediating for centuries, it’s only recently begun to infiltrate popular culture – especially in the west. Scientists are still trying to figure out the exact benefits of meditation, but it’s been clear that there are mind and body benefits from spending anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours in daily meditation. Even better, the act of concentrating in meditation can increase your concentration in other areas. Research dating back to the 1970’s shows those Buddhist monks may have been onto something. Years…
  • 19 Reasons You Need Coaching (Especially Reason #8)

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    “The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.” Google CEO, Eric Schmidt You want to improve a relationship or all your relationships You want to accept and love yourself You want to learn from someone who has already been there and done it You want someone to hold you accountable (encourage you when you want to quit and tell you the truth when you lie to yourself) You want to clear a path to a better future You want a sounding board to bounce thoughts and ideas off of (someone to listen and ask questions) You want an…
  • “Life Coaching” in Support of ADHD and Better Mental Health Care

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Life Coaching is all the rage today. In fact,  you probably know someone who has either hired a life coach or mentioned to you they were thinking about it. It has becoming so popular that even Chachi, aka Charles in Charge, otherwise known as Scott Baio, hired a life coach to find out why he has been unable to commit to a meaningful relationship even though he’s well into his forties. But what exactly is a life coach and do you need one yourself? And could a life coach help if you have ADHD? Let’s take a step back. What is life coaching? Life coaching is a professional discipline…
 
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    Happiness India Project

  • How to Achieve Happiness: Flow Theory

    Sandip Roy
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! ‘Flow’ – The Ebb of A Memory I have a distant memory of, perhaps from the winter of 2007-2008, a small pixelated picture that I cut out from a local newspaper and stuck to my clinic board after layering it up with Scotch-tape (so that the elements don’t pale it). It stayed there till a Read More The post How to Achieve Happiness: Flow Theory is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research! Sandip Roy…
  • Branding Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! A Brand Called Happiness Happiness is risking its way to getting clichéd, almost. That is, ‘Happiness’ – the marketing jargon. That is, ‘Happiness’ – The Brand. You open up a newspaper or a magazine, or go to a social network or a high-value content-curated site – you can be sure to find a publicity communiqué using the Read More The post Branding Happiness is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global…
  • 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now

    Sandip Roy
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now Top 10 Happiness Tips from The World of Science: Each of these has been picked by psychologists, and proven to be highly effective in making you happier. Quickly read the list if you are short of time. And read through to the end for a better understanding of Read More The post 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research! Sandip Roy "Happiness…
  • Money, Happiness, and Experiences

    Sandip Roy
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Can Money Buy Us Happiness? Can money buy happiness? Yes, money can buy happiness. That is not just a hypothesis, but what the overwhelming body of research over the last 15 odd years have given us to absorb. It has been accepted by the psychologists that lack of money brings both emotional misery and low life evaluation. Read More The post Money, Happiness, and Experiences is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology…
  • Turn Up The Music and Swing Up Your Mood This October!

    Sandip Roy
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! The Heady Mix – Music, Dance, Friends and Food This October, 2014, is a season of music and dance in many parts of the world. Europe has Unsound, Donau and Norberg, while Norway has Ekko, and Graz, Austria has Elevate. In the Americas, Denver hosts the Great American Techno Fest, Mexico is hosting Mutek.Mx. There is Read More The post Turn Up The Music and Swing Up Your Mood This October! is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global…
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    Calmer Me

  • What is anxiety like?

    Chloe B
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    What is anxiety like? Anxiety is a very individual thing and everyone is going to experience anxiety differently. I know that in the past, when I felt anxious, it was a sense of impending doom; everything seemed like hard work and a struggle and I didn’t feel safe in my body. I also felt nervous in my stomach and tight in my chest. Symptoms of anxiety may be; Feeling panicky or overwhelmed Sense that you are losing control or losing your mind Trouble breathing Hyperventilation Intense worry that you can’t stop Palpitations Churning in the stomach or butterflies Having to run to…
  • Anxiety Test

    Chloe B
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    Anxiety Test This test can serve as a guide as to whether or not you have anxiety and how severe it is. This does not substitute a proper diagnosis from your doctor so always speak to your doctor if you suspect you have anxiety. Add up the points from each question and see how you score at the bottom.   Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?   1) Feeling anxious, on edge or nervous?  – No days (0 points) – A few days (1 points) – Greater than half the days ( 2 points) – Almost everyday (3 points) 2) Had…
  • How to Stop Worrying – Video

    Chloe B
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    How to Stop Worrying – Video The post How to Stop Worrying – Video appeared first on Calmer Me .
  • Exercise and Anxiety

    Chloe B
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    Exercise and anxiety Studies show us that if we are physically fit we are less likely to suffer with anxiety. In the UK, the NHS have said that if exercise was a drug that we could give to people, it would be amongst the most cost effective drugs ever produced. The benefits of exercise are many, from improved self esteem, a sense of wellbeing, lower risk of disease, decreased risk of depression and reduced stress. But how much and how vigorously do we need to exercise in order to gain the mental benefits? It’s been shown that light, moderate and high intensity exercise can all reduce…
  • 5 Things that Aggravate Anxiety

    Chloe B
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Caffeine The first of the things that aggravate anxiety is caffeine.  When we consume caffeine, whether it’s in tea, coffee, chocolate or cola, the caffeine has an effect on our central nervous system. It increases our heart and breathing rate and stimulates the production of adrenaline, which puts our bodies into fight or flight mode. This essentially stresses the body and mind and if you are stressed or anxious to begin with, it’s only going to make matters worse. If you suffer with stress or anxiety, it makes sense to leave out caffeine, or at least try to really cut down.
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    Depression Ever After

  • Expressive Therapeutic Writing

    Rain Gill
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    When I began writing poetry, I had no intention of ever sharing my work. It was for my eyes only. Writing was my therapy when I couldn’t find the help I needed, and nothing I did seemed to work. Recently, I began to wonder about the science behind it. Why has something as simple as writing been such an essential outlet for me during my darkest hours? Is writing something that might be as useful to others as it was to me? Photo by Denise Krebs via FlickrIn an effort to satisfy my curiosity, I have done quite a bit of research on this topic. I would like to share some of this…
  • Confessions of a Hypocrite

    Rain Gill
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I have to confess something. And it’s not easy for me to do. But, here goes nothing.I have never engaged in regular therapy or counselling.There, I said it. It’s out there. Feel free to judge me. I did connect with a counsellor over the phone once, through my dad’s EAP benefits. I was young and terrified. I was confused about what was going on inside my head. And this woman was awful. She minimized my concerns and silenced my voice. Needless to say, I didn’t call again.About a year later (I think), I connected with another counsellor in my hometown. She was nice. I met with her 3 or 4…
  • Dearest Readers,

    Rain Gill
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    For those of you who may be wondering, I have been neglecting my blog lately due to some personal and professional struggles. I quite simply have not had the time to dedicate to producing posts that would meet my own critical expectations. I can truly say that I dearly miss being able to post regularly and to interact with all of you wonderful readers and supporters. I promise you that I will be back.Rain If you enjoyed this post, please share!Subscribe to Depression Ever After Blog by Email or RSSand connect with me…
  • Depression Is Not Being Able To Let Shit Go

    Rain Gill
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    If you search “Depression” on Google, I can guarantee that the majority of the search results will have something to do with the question “what is Depression?” This seems silly to me, as Depression does not look or feel the same for any two people. And even if it was the same for everyone, what would defining Depression do for us? Would it help non-Depressed people understand us? Would it help clinicians diagnose us? Would it offer us any kind of relief? I don’t think so.***That’s not to say that I don’t believe in the value of diagnosis. In fact, being…
  • My View On Medications (For Depression)

    Rain Gill
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Some people say “I don’t believe in medication.” That is a ridiculous statement, because medication exists, regardless if you believe in their proposed benefits/effects. But that’s just me being a technical word snob.This post is not meant to demean anyone or their opinion on the subject, and it is not endorsed or sponsored by any type of pharmaceutical company. This is about my personal opinion of the proposed benefits of medication for mentally ill individuals. Ugh, I hate that term, “mentally ill.”But, I digress.For now, let me focus on anti-depressants. It’s what I know…
 
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