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5 Marriage Strategies from John Gottman

Marriage is a sacred union between two people. At least, that is what we are told growing up. The idealized version of marriage as a kid often meets the hard reality of marriage in the daily grind of life. Marriage takes work to…well… work. That is why it is so important that couples get the…
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February 22, 2016 0
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Psychotherapy and Tai Chi

An interesting study came out recently showing how a combination of psychotherapy and martial art Tai Chi can help those suffering from insomnia and a host of other related illnesses. This should not come as a major surprise, since both psychotherapy and tai chi both focus on helping you deal with the emotions behind various…
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February 16, 2016 0
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Improving Your Self-Concept Through Psychological Strategies

Your self-concept is the defining factor in how you feel about yourself. It comes from your core philosophies that defined you over the years. From your upbringing to your environment, culture, and experiences, your self-concept is a little reminder of every step you took on the way to become you. However, sometimes our concept of…
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February 11, 2016 0
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Dealing with Grief and Loss

The grief of dealing with the loss of someone you love can be unbearable. The emotions that run through you are more than you can handle sometimes. It’s as though someone has ripped your heart out and is just stomping on it over and over again. Some days, it may seem like you can’t go…
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February 5, 2016 0
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Coping with Seasonable Affective Disorder

The weather is dreary. The sun goes down much sooner in the day. You’re in a funk that you can’t seem to get out of lately. If you feel this way, you may be suffering from winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects 4 to 6 percent of people. Women are…
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January 29, 2016 0
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How Does Psychotherapy Help

The biggest question in psychotherapy is how does it help people overcome their challenges? Every time someone walks into a psychotherapist’s office they want to know that they are not wasting their time. Therefore, we want to go through how psychotherapy helps patients improve their mental health. To be clear, what we are talking about…
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January 12, 2016 0
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Psychotherapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Most people associate the holidays and winter as a festive time full of parties and revelry. However, this can also be a time of sadness for some people. While some reminisce about the things they miss, others suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). According to recent reports, over 14 million Americans suffer from the condition.…
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January 7, 2016 0
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Stress of Meeting Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. They come up with several different ways they want to change their life, and they are adamant about doing them. They start off strong, doing exactly what they have set forth to do. And then – life sets in. Meetings, family responsibilities, and more jump ahead…
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December 29, 2015 0
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Holiday Stress Busters

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of year. It’s not exactly that way for many people, though. People are tired, grumpy, and overwhelmed. Usually, this is because they suffer from holiday stress. That stress prevents them from experiencing the beauty of the holiday season. As Santa makes his arrival, you may want to consider…
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December 22, 2015 0
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Fight Depression by Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

The busyness that most of us deal with on a daily basis can make us stressed and depressed. As we run through our days, it’s not easy to stop and pay attention to our bodies and minds. Instead, our bodies and mind go into crisis mode and after a while, we start to feel depressed.…
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December 15, 2015 0
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Does Pre-Marriage Counseling Really Help You Avoid Divorce?

With the divorce rate sitting around 40-50%, it’s no surprise that many unmarried couples are afraid of taking the next step in their relationship. Divorce is all around us, and it’s hard not to think about it and wonder if that’s what’s in store when you get married. What Pre-Marriage Counseling Can Do for You…
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November 28, 2015 0

The Use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to Treat Trauma Patients

One of the primary reasons why dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) can help improve trauma patients’ ability to cope is that it enables them to understand the emotions behind behaviors. Since the creation of DBT, it has helped to treat numerous types of mental health disorders. Understanding the DBT Process DBT is based on cognitive behavior…
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November 16, 2015 0