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Self-Help Strategies

There are many techniques and exercises that claim to help. Here we consider those that could especially benefit our mind, brain and emotional health and well-being.

Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief star
Stress is all the rage these days, or rather, it makes us rage. Here are a few breathing techniques to get you started on your way to calmness.

Change Your Life With Attachment Theory star
Do you ever notice yourself making the wrong choice over and over? Or reacting the wrong way, or floundering in certain situations? We all have patterns or issues that get in our way in life. Here's how to use Attachment Theory to figure out why, make changes, and grow past it.

Depression and Exercise Motivation star
Does exercise sound too overwhelming? Five simple steps to overcome motivation roadblocks and start walking today!

Do You Have The Fatal Flaw? star
Many people live their lives harboring a secret feeling that something is wrong with them. It holds them back from taking chances, from learning and growing. Here's how to discover your Fatal Flaw and take control of it so that it will stop controlling you.

Keeping New Year´s Resolutions star
So many of us make New Year´s Resolutions the give up. Perseverance is key. Try to achieve one goal at a time.

Love and Wealth are Not Enough star
What are the most important ingredients to create a happy, confident adult? Is it money or love? Or something else entirely?

Meditation star
Use meditation to get rid of stress, clear away worries, build concentration and focus, and banish negativity. You will feel relaxed and empowered.

Mindful Eating - Taste the Flavor of Life star
When we eat mindfully, the same love of food that can lead to overeating becomes the key to eating less because we experience greater enjoyment and satiation. Eating becomes more than a habit or compulsion; we transform it into a form of nourishment and sustenance for body and soul.

Qigong, Tai Chi, Mudras, and Mantras star
Qigong and tai chi are both meditative practices that use different movements to tap into inner energy. Tai chi is a practice of qigong, but it is performed with movement, and sometimes, a partner.

Stress Relief star
With so many ways to induce relaxation such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, visualization, yoga, tai chi, and aerobic exercise, how does one find the right technique?

What about Therapy? star
Click here to learn about different types of therapies, what to expect if you choose to begin individual or group psychotherapy, as well as your various options when selecting a therapist.

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