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Anger is an emotion that has received a bad rap. As children, many of us were told, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” What happens when anger isn't expressed? And what benefits can expressing it have on our physical and psychological well-being?
When therapy is recommended some people believe they don't need it or they can handle their own problems. This article covers the basic definition of therapy, the benefits and knowing when you may need it.
The Psychology of Yoga
If you have ever taken a yoga class, you may remember how you felt afterward: invigorated, peaceful, relaxed. While many people practice yoga and enjoy the physical benefits —flexibility and strength—it can be a valuable practice for those experiencing stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
The Infamous Weight Loss Resolution
Year after year one of the most popular yet all elusive resolution is to lose weight. Why is it destined to fail for most soon after it begins? This article reviews the two most responsible culprits that cause us to veer off the road of good intentions.
The False Self
Most of us present different sides of ourselves depending on the situation. It is necessary to live in a social world. But what happens when we lose the ability to express our authentic selves spontaneously and creatively all or most of the time? When can our “false self” become unhealthy?
Techniques to Help Manage Anxiety
We all feel some anxiety some of the time. It usually comes upon us when we are entertaining thoughts related to fear or self-doubt. This article provides some techniques that can help to reduce its impending intensity as well as the amount of time we may spend in the throes of an anxious episode.
Do you know a child who speaks freely at home but does not utter a word in school or social situations? The child is not refusing to speak; he or she most likely has selective mutism. Read more about this rare disorder and the treatment techniques that can help.
Psychosis on the Big Screen
Mental health disorders are often depicted on the big screen, from borderline personality disorder in the movie Fatal Attraction to dissociative disorder in Fight Club. But no one presents a more chilling and graphic case of psychosis than Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.
Psychological Hazards of the Workplace
For many people, a large percentage of the week is spent at work. All is well when the job/career chosen brings you great satisfaction. But what if you start to hate your job and dread going to it every day? What psychological hazards should you be on the lookout for?
How happy are you? The field of Positive Psychology studies happiness and what makes life worth living. When one focuses on their strengths, it helps to reduce suffering in the future. Learn the five main building blocks to well-being and what you can do to help increase yours.
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