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,...

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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,...

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How to Worry Less: Anxiety Relief 101


By Andrew Shatté

So many of us are bogged down in stress and worry. In...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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Top 10 Ways to Regulate Emotions – Part One

By Laura Chang, M.A. LPC

Emotion regulation skills allow us to effectively cope with our emotional reactions.  While we cannot always maintain...

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