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Why Art Therapy for Addiction Recovery and Works

Sometimes, there aren’t words for the experiences that come with drug addiction. The heartaches, headaches, and horrors can’t be worked through by talking them out. Instead, expressing yourself through art activates a different part of the brain that speaks a different language. The unconscious mind speaks mostly through images, symbols, dreams, and metaphor. Since art […]

How My Worst Major Depressive Episode Felt

A major depressive episode is difficult to understand from the outside. Even for those of us who have gone through a major depressive episode, it can be tough to put it into words. A few years back, I was suffering from a mild but persistent depression. Although I had been taking medication for almost a year […]

Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

If you have sought therapy over the past few years, chances are you have heard of somatic therapy. Traditionally, we tended to separate physical health and mental health. Even as we knew that chemical imbalances had a huge impact on mental health, therapy stuck mainly to the realm of the mind. Somatic therapies subvert that tradition. Related:- […]

About That Time I Became The Messiah

It was around 5 years ago that I realized I was the Messiah. As a Jewish American Princess (JAP), the revelation came with a particular satisfaction. That term had always been used about people like me in such a derogatory way, as if we weren’t proper Jews because we were female and participated in the […]

What Is Structural Family Therapy (SFT)?

There are many types of family therapy. Structural Family Therapy (SFT) is among the most popular. Its emphasis is on a whole-family base, rather than trying to figure out each individual’s issues first, then moving forward with group therapy. In SFT, therapists work to uncover any habitual patterns, routines, or behaviors that may negatively impact family dynamics. They […]

7 Types Of Narcissists And What To Look For

If you have ever met someone with a narcissistic personality, it can make you keenly aware of anyone else who shows those characteristics.  But what is a narcissist, really?  How do you know what to look for and when it may be time to cut any attachments with them? Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental health/personality […]

How Does Mindfulness Therapy Affect Your Memories?

When I started mindfulness therapy, there was a lot I did not like about it. The idea of living in the moment sounded okay, but what about the moments I did not want to live in? There had been all too many of those in my life. Mindfulness therapy threatened to bring them back up, leaving me […]

Exercise During Coronavirus: Tips for Staying Active

As many of our daily routines remain restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to find the motivation to exercise. With the challenges of working from home and limited access to fitness facilities, you may be finding it hard to stick to a workout routine. You may be missing the camaraderie of the […]

How Is Behavior Therapy Different Than Psychoanalysis

Mental and emotional problems vary, as do the approaches used to treat them. In the field of psychology, hundreds of forms of therapy are used to relieve the distress of people suffering from mental and emotional pain. These forms of therapy fit into a few general categories. This article will explain the background of and […]

Grief Understanding the grieving process and learning to heal

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness The pain of grief can […]