Distress Tolerance and DBT: When You Reach Your Tipping Point, Try TIP April 24, 2017 . 2 Comments
As a therapist, I often meet people when they’re not feeling optimal. People come to me angry, ashamed, embarrassed, and so much more. Many of the people I see in therapy feel so uncomfortable ... Read More
Resilience and Overwhelm: How Full Is Your ‘Container’? February 8, 2017 . 3 Comments
Somatic psychotherapists often use the informal metaphor of a “container” in describing a person’s state of overwhelm or resilience. It’s a simple concept: If Janelle is experiencing ... Read More
Grief Multiplied: Coping with Loss Amid Global Tragedies August 10, 2016 . 6 Comments
Experiencing grief and loss can have a profound effect on the way you experience your life, think about your future, and know yourself. It can be an intense and dismantling process, often ... Read More
ADHD Classified as Specific Disability, and Other News August 5, 2016 . 4 Comments
Attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD)—which impairs attention, contributes to hyperactivity, and may cause academic and behavioral difficulties—is now specifically classified by the ... Read More
Emotional Overwhelm: How DBT’s Crisis Survival Skills Help July 21, 2016 . 13 Comments
Have you ever felt like your emotions are so overwhelming they will never stabilize? Maybe you have an intense urge to return to unhealthy or risky behaviors to make yourself feel better. ... Read More
Making the Right Choice in the Face of Difficult Decisions June 21, 2016 . 12 Comments
How do you know what to commit to in your life, or what choices to make? What romantic interest, job, friend, trip, or task do you choose? There are so many options. How do you know how ... Read More
11 Ways to Stay Productive During Times of Personal Crisis May 5, 2016 . 6 Comments
By nature, humans are emotional creatures. When things are going well, you are likely to experience positive emotions that often lead to increased motivation and productivity. However, ... Read More
GoodTherapy.org Review of ‘Feeling Wisdom’, by Rob Preece April 2, 2015 . 4 Comments
Dealing with emotions in a healthy manner can be challenging for many people. We often tend either to be out of touch with our emotions—which can lead to feelings of isolation and ... Read More
Ever Wondered Why You Bite the Insides of Your Cheeks? June 30, 2014 . 305 Comments
Twisted lips, contorted mouth; you know the look of someone who is biting the inside of their cheeks when they are stressed. Why do people do that? Most of us understand it as a bad habit ... Read More
Does Therapy Work? Five Signs It’s Making a Difference May 17, 2014 . 9 Comments
Venting to your therapist about your stress can provide welcome respite from the chaos of daily life. A therapist isn’t just a paid friend, though, and making progress is key. Change ... Read More
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