Tag: Psychology

Psychology Around the Net: January 25, 2020

  How Brandon Learned to Small Talk and Why It Transformed All His Relationships: Do you struggle with making small talk? If so, you’re not alone. Many people dread the prospect of chatting it up with strangers. In this article, psychologist Jonice Webb PhD, explains how to get better at small talk by asking vertical […]

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Inside Schizophrenia: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

Occupational therapist and host of the podcast Occupied, Brock Cook, will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.  Highlights from “Comorbidity with Schizophrenia” Episode [01:28] What is comorbidity [03:37] Antipsychotic medication side effects leading to comorbidity [05:00] Obesity with schizophrenia [08:30] Medication side effect […]

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RAIN: A Mindful Way to Process Our Feelings

Healing R.A.I.N. R.A.I.N. is an acronym coined by mindfulness teacher Michele McDonald. It has been adapted by many teachers of mindfulness, including best-selling authors Tara Brach  and Rick Hanson. I find R.A.I.N. to be very compatible with Eugene Gendlin’s somatic approach of Focusing. A central aspect of this approach is to bring a gentle, caring attitude […]

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Psychology Around the Net: January 18, 2020

This week’s Psychology Around the Net explores how anxiety looks in children, how managers can work with employees dealing with depression, why young girls are struggling more with mental health issues than their male counterparts, a new bill that would make mental health a priority for first responders, and more.     Anxiety is Different […]

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Why Celebrity Narratives Can Be Dangerous for Your Mental Health

Are stories and personal narratives always a change agent for good? Or can they also be used for less altruistic purposes? And what happens when you add the multiplying power of celebrity and influencers into the mix of a good narrative? Humans tend to be a trusting bunch. When someone tells us a story, most […]

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