4 Ways Nature Can Help You Build Mental Strength
By Amy Morin
The great outdoors offers many opportunities to build mental muscle.
Not all muscle is built in the gym—especially when...
How to Help Children Calm Down
Techniques for helping kids regulate their emotions and avoid explosive behavior
By Caroline Miller
Many children have difficulty regulating their emotions. Tantrums, outbursts, whining, defiance,...
How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body
BY GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Illustration by Anna Parini
Editors’ note: Be mindful that this article is from early 2016,...
How to Worry Less: Anxiety Relief 101
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By Andrew Shatté
So many of us are bogged down in stress and worry. In...
Self-Soothing: Calming the Amygdala and Reducing the Effects of Trauma
By Karyn Hall, PHD
One of the skills a young child must learn is to comfort...
The Problem of Comparing Yourself to Others
By Karyn Hall PhD
Amy’s just got a promotion, Jill is going to Europe for a month, and Larry just lost 20 pounds...
Understanding the Levels of Validation
By Karyn Hall, Ph.D
Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., from the treatment creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, identified six levels of validation and noted that she believes it is impossible to...
3 DBT Skills Everyone Can Benefit From
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highly effective type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), originally created to treat borderline personality disorder. Today, it’s...
Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline.
Self-care requires the discipline to do the hard and boring things that are good for us. Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash.
Tami Forman Posted on May 9th 2018 at 10:53 pm
3 Easy Mindfulness Exercises to Regulate your Emotions
By Joan Swart Psy.D
Emotion regulation means that a person is able to respond in a socially appropriate way to external stimuli. Depending on the...