Tag: Mental Health and Wellness

Environment Matters: 7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Workspace

Educational models have already dialed into this concept. Environment matters. Children will learn more efficiently in an environment in which they are comfortable and their needs are met. Adults are no different. Maybe as adults our work becomes not so focused on learning, but on being.  Maria Montessori was the first woman physician in Italy […]

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Psychology Around the Net: December 14, 2019

Anxiety in the Morning? Why It Happens and What to Do About It, According to a Mental Health Pro: Do you ever wake up with anxiety, racing thoughts and a feeling of dread? First, know that you’re not alone. Many people have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) that presents itself only at certain times of the […]

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When I Felt Miserable and Worthless at Work

All of a sudden, you’re bombarded with negative feedback from your manager. Despite previously being commended on how you demonstrate accountability, maximize relationships, and a whole host of other “leadership dimensions” there is now not one area you’re strong in, and everything you do is regarded as not good enough. You’re devastated, stunned, confused, hurt, embarrassed, lost, […]

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Podcast: Medicaid’s Dark Secret

SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Rachel Corbett Medicaid’ Podcast Episode Rachel Corbett is the author of You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin, which won the 2016 Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing. She has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, […]

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Do You Ever Wake Up Depressed and Don’t Know Why? Here’s What to Do

Depression can become a huge problem in your life, but many people may not actually recognize the signs of depression or symptoms; instead, they’ll just assume that they’re sad. But if you’re waking up depressed, or feeling depressed for no reason every day, then you may not just be sad or going through a “phase.”  9 Subtle […]

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What Therapists Do When They Feel Overwhelmed

Karissa King Therapist Karissa J. King, LMFT, regularly travels with her husband to speak at marriage retreats. They have two children, ages 2 and under, and she often feels exhausted and inundated with guilt. When these feelings arise, King reminds herself that she’s a “human being, not a human doing.” “I remember who I am and that my […]

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Ditch the Fake Persona and Embrace Your True Self

In order to learn how to be happy and feel content, we must love and accept ourselves. But what ends up happening is that our true identity takes a back seat and our energies go towards creating our public, fake personas. 3 Ways To Get In Touch With Your Authentic Self (That Will Dramatically Improve Your Relationships) […]

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Psychology Around the Net: December 7, 2019

Does Mental Illness Run in Families?: What should you do if you suspect your child is at risk of developing a mental disorder — especially when mental illness runs in your family? According to psychologist Scott Bea PsyD, an important first step is helping your child build resilience, a personality trait that helps children deal […]

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Clinicians and Creativity: How Psychology Informs Therapists’ Inventive Projects

“My work as a psychologist was vital in writing The Ninth Session,” said Serani, who has a private practice in Smithtown, New York. “This book is about psychoanalysis, so I could not have written a thing without my professional training.” Serani’s book gives readers insight into what psychotherapy is like, along with how clinicians think and […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 30, 2019

A Psychologist’s Guide to Managing Your Anxiety Before, During, and Even After a Job Interview: It’s normal to struggle with anxiety right before a job interview or when starting a new job. But how do you turn down the jitters volume so you can give your best performance? Dr. Sherry Benton, founder and chief science […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 23, 2019

The Power of Gratitude and How It Raises Your Happiness Level: As American Thanksgiving quickly approaches, many of us pause to focus on our blessings in life. But when Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away, will you continue to think about what you have rather than what you don’t have? Studies have demonstrated the power of […]

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Podcast: Mass Violence Facts from the National Council on Behavioral Health

Well, now there is. The National Council on Behavioral Health has recently completed a comprehensive report, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions.” Listen in as our host interviews the medical director of the National Council for an in-depth explanation of what this exhaustive document has revealed. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘National […]

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Inside Schizophrenia: Psychosis in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers shares her personal hallucinations and delusions and Dr. Joseph Goldberg, who specializes in researching what goes on in the brain when someone is experiencing psychosis, joins to break down how the brain functions during psychotic episodes. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard delve into these intense […]

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Dopamine Fasting Probably Doesn’t Work, Try This Instead

During a “dopamine fast,” you’re supposed to abstain from the kinds of things you normally enjoy doing, such as alcohol, sex, drugs, gaming, talking to others, going online and, in some extremes, pleasurable eating. The idea is to “reset” your neurochemical system by de-stimulating it. If it sounds a bit out there, you’re not alone […]

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9 Tips to Help You Become More Productive Right Now

While more hours in the day might be nice, it’s not necessarily lack of time that stops us from completing tasks and accomplishing our goals. Sometimes, what’s stopping us is our mindset. For instance, do you think you have to do everything yourself? Do you feel like you need to say yes to every email, […]

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6 Lesser-Known Ways to Beat Burnout

In other words, you’re likely burned out. And you’re certainly not alone. A 2018 Gallup study of 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent experienced burnout very often or always, and 44 percent experienced it sometimes. According to a 2018 review, over one-half of physicians and one-third of nurses experience symptoms of burnout, too.   […]

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Podcast: How Feeling Your Anxiety Might Be Helpful

Join us as Reverend Connie outlines her seven step process for learning from and dealing with anxiety. Does anxiety have anything to teach you? Is it desirable or even possible to survive an anxiety attack by focusing more intently on the feeling? Will that really lead to a greater sense of calm? Listen now! SUBSCRIBE […]

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5 Ways to Practice Gratitude When Life Feels Hard

In 2009, I distinctly remember sitting around the table with my family, before or after my dad’s funeral, and all of us cracking up. I can’t remember why. But I can remember that it was the best kind of laughter—full body, sides hurting, faces contorted, uncontrollable, can’t-catch-your-breath laughter. And as I looked around my parents’ […]

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Podcast | Therapy Myths & Misconceptions

In this episode, we talk about some of the common myths surrounding therapy, touch on the different types of therapy and why Jackie loves therapy so much. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the […]

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Ruminations and Worrying Ruining Your Day?

Sometimes reviewing past failures or setbacks can be healthy, a way to avoid making the mistake again. But when processing turns into ruminating, it is time to make a change.  If you find yourself continually revisiting negative thoughts that just won’t go away, listen in as Dr. Tara Sanderson gives us some tips on how […]

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Free Live Webinar: Trauma Bonding (Why People Bond With Their Abusers)

In life, we repeat the patterns of behavior and treatment that we were exposed to as a child. This is because, at a young age, we are malleable and therefore vulnerable to healthy/non-healthy treatment by our primary caregivers. Therefore, when we are able to recognize the patterns in choosing unhealthy people/situations that make us vulnerable […]

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The Attention War: Why It’s So Hard to Keep a Clear Head

Information overload is the collateral damage of an ongoing war for our attention. We have, for instance, a whole range of devices and apps on our phones designed to be addictive. When combined with ever-expanding data sources, these tools can help us do our jobs better and enrich our leisure time. But increasingly, all they […]

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