Mindfulness Meditation: Awakening the Heart to Compassion June 14, 2016 . 5 Comments
“Let the breath lead the way.” ―Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation Quick! Think about the last time you were angry or upset. What did you feel in your body? ... Read More
Own the Inner Child: Breaking Free of Anxious Attachment June 13, 2016 . 5 Comments
“It’s like a mother: when the baby is crying, she picks up the baby and she holds the baby tenderly in her arms. Your pain, your anxiety is your baby. You have to take care ... Read More
A Teacher for All Time: What I Learned from Muhammad Ali June 10, 2016 . 14 Comments
Muhammad Ali started to become famous when I was a teenager. I was one of the crowds of people who had a crush on him. He was a talented boxer, but he was so much more than that. Ali was ... Read More
When You Suspect a Parent May Be on the Autism Spectrum June 10, 2016 . 12 Comments
There is a great deal of literature and support available for parents of children with the traits or diagnosis of autism spectrum (ASD). I write often about relationships in which this ... Read More
Making Peace with the Unknown: Fear as a Sign of Growth June 9, 2016 . 5 Comments
When it comes to knowing ourselves, ideas and mental constructs are overrated. We put too much emphasis on conceptual knowledge and not enough on direct experience. While it’s tempting ... Read More
Trauma and the Body: When Anniversaries Aren’t So Happy June 9, 2016 . 5 Comments
When we think about anniversaries, we often think about celebrations and the observation of long-term commitments. However, some anniversaries aren’t necessarily well remembered and can ... Read More
How Bathroom Discrimination Puts Trans People at Risk June 8, 2016 . 9 Comments
A majority of Americans likely give little thought to using a public restroom beyond where the nearest one is located (and perhaps a fervent wish that the soap dispensers and toilet ... Read More
Navigating the Unspoken Rules of a Therapeutic Relationship June 8, 2016 . 8 Comments
The relationship a person has with a therapist is unique. Some people question why they should seek professional guidance when they can talk to their loved ones for free, while others who ... Read More
Do You Have a Medical Condition? Channel Your Inner Yogi June 7, 2016 . 9 Comments
Yoga, a mental, physical, and spiritual practice that originated with the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago, has evolved over time and is practiced today ... Read More
The Value of Support for College Student Mental Health June 7, 2016 . 8 Comments
In recent years, mental health conditions among college students have significantly increased. According to surveys by the American College Health Association (ACHA), 7.3% of undergraduates ... Read More
How to Offset the Negative Emotional Effects of PTSD June 6, 2016 . 6 Comments
Trauma is defined as an injury, either physical or emotional, which can lead a person to experience psychological, physiological, and emotional distress. This distress can manifest in our ... Read More
What Help Looks Like: 3 Steps to Compassionate Intervention June 6, 2016 . 5 Comments
I dislike geese. Intensely. They poop on the sidewalks and chase me if I get even remotely close to their nests. Geese are everywhere. Angry geese scare me. They’re big, fast, and they ... Read More
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July 1, 2016 .
According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) analysis, depression and anxiety cost the world $1 trillion each year. Between 1990 and 2013, the ... Read More
June 30, 2016 .
Rats who took the drug midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions than those who did not take the drug, according ... Read More
June 29, 2016 .
Greenery in a neighborhood may be linked to a reduction in aggressive behavior among kids and teenagers, according to a study published in Child and Adolescent ... Read More
June 28, 2016 .
Programmers of self-driving cars may eventually have to make a choice: protect the lives of multiple pedestrians or a single driver? According to a new ... Read More
June 27, 2016 .
Young women who have inconsistent access to food in childhood and whose parents are excessively disciplinary are more likely to become overweight or obese, ... Read More
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Dear GoodTherapy.org, I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl (her father is not in the picture). For nearly three years I was in a serious Read More
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