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Sasha Ginsburg and Erin Lotz were born and raised in Los Angeles. They met working together in 2010 as therapists at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and using it to treat patients struggling with many different diagnoses. After sometime, they discovered that was a huge gap in the field of Mental Health and they decided to launch a clinic in West Los Angeles dedicated to teaching DBT individually and in group settings.

How to Act When You’re Stuck

By Michael Chender Acting wisely means marrying insight to action. Here’s one approach to help you decide when to act, and when to wait. Imagine you’ve just been promoted at yourjob in a large organization. That’s the good news. The bad news is that you’re asked to fly tomorrow to ...
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Kindergarteners Talk About Mindfulness in “Just Breathe” Short Film

In the four-minute film, kindergarteners talk about coping with emotions and using meditation and breathing techniques. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVA2N6tX2cg&feature=youtu.be
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The Secret to Self-Awareness in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Contributed by Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Topic Expert Contributor Have you ever found yourself in such an emotional storm that you didn’t feel in control of what you were doing? When we are at our most vulnerable, we are most likely to act in the way that emotions make us want to act. ...
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Interpersonal Mindfulness with Teens

By Britt Rathborn Interpersonal exchanges can trigger strong emotions. Just as the skills we learn through personal mindfulness practice can help us cope with things that trigger us in our daily lives, those same skills, when applied to our relationships, can be very useful in navigating relationships and building respect between ...
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The Secret to Self-Awareness in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Contributed by Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Topic Expert Contributor Have you ever found yourself in such an emotional storm that you didn’t feel in control of what you were doing? When we are at our most vulnerable, we are most likely to act in the way that emotions make us want to act. ...
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5 Ways to Manage Perfectionism

By Jen Stiff Trying to be perfect all the time can be exhausting. Feeling like you’re never measuring up can wear you down in ways you didn’t think were possible. If you let it, perfectionism can negatively impact your self-esteem, affect depression and anxiety, and promote other forms of maladjustment. The good news ...
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5 Ways to Manage Perfectionism

By Jen Stiff Trying to be perfect all the time can be exhausting. Feeling like you’re never measuring up can wear you down in ways you didn’t think were possible. If you let it, perfectionism can negatively impact your self-esteem, affect depression and anxiety, and promote other forms of maladjustment. The good news ...
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Interpersonal Mindfulness with Teens

Britt Rathborn Interpersonal exchanges can trigger strong emotions. Just as the skills we learn through personal mindfulness practice can help us cope with things that trigger us in our daily lives, those same skills, when applied to our relationships, can be very useful in navigating relationships and building respect between two ...
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Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here’s How to Quit Worrying

By Jennifer Taitz Ever felt as if the joy of a big win was contaminated with the stress of imagining when the pendulum would swing the other way and something awful would happen to balance it out? If so, you’re not alone: Often, when driven people care about something and finally experience whatever ...
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The Key to Raising Resilient Children

Allen Taylor/UnsplashTeaching children how to bounce back from adversity starts with modeling our own mistakes and how we forgive ourselves for them. This expert Q&A with Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Chris Willard, and Dr. Mark Bertin explores what it means to go through the muck instead of around. BY MARK BERTIN, SHARON SALZBERG, ...
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