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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.

What’s Compassion Got to Do with Mindfulness?

By Melissa Eisler This is a guest post, written by Sara Schairer, founder of Compassion It, a nonprofit and global social movement that inspires compassionate actions and attitudes. Take it away, Sara …Research indicates that compassion makes us happier, healthier, and even more attractive to others. So how can we begin to ...
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Five Ways to Talk with Your Kids So They Feel Loved

By Shauna Tominey “I don’t recognize you.” This was the first thought I had when my daughter was born. She didn’t look like me (at first), and I soon learned that she didn’t act like me, either. I was a quiet and content baby, or so I’d been told; my daughter was ...
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What You Think About Your Emotions Matters. Our underlying beliefs about emotions—whether or not we’re aware of them—can affect our happiness in life.

By Jill Suttie Emotions can be mystifying at times. After all, who hasn’t been waylaid by sudden anger out of proportion to whatever prompted it, or felt gloomy for seemingly no reason? To add to the complexity, we also have beliefs about our emotions—whether they’re a positive, manageable force in our lives, ...
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How to Make Meditation a Daily Habit

By Jack Kornfield                                                                            rh2010/Adobe Stock Awareness of your breath can serve as a steady basis ...
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Embracing Curiosity

By Melissa Eisler Curiosity can be defined as “the desire to learn or know about anything.” When I think of curious individuals, I think of people who are not just interested in learning facts and knowledge, but as those who are hungry for new interpretations and perspectives – even if ...
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Dialectical Cognitive Therapy: A Path to Inner Acceptance

Contributed by Tom Rhodes, MFT Most of you as clinicians, and likely some among you as prospective clients and curious readers, have heard of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). In a nutshell, this is a psychotherapeutic modality focusing on behaviors that are not helpful in getting one’s needs met in relationships and life ...
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Cognitive Restructuring Reducing Stress by Changing Your Thinking

@StockphotoMerveKarahan Michael has just handed a report to his boss, Jan. She reads it, thanks him for his work, and makes a number of small criticisms. Unfortunately, one of these comments "touches a raw nerve" with Michael, and he storms back to his office feeling angry and upset. Michael knows that ...
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Getting Kids to Listen: 7 Ways to Reinforce Cycles of Active Listening at Home

No one likes to be ignored. It can be infuriating to repeat yourself over and over and feel like no one is listening. Sometimes it’s not listening we are looking for but compliance. When parents say, “They don’t listen,” they often mean, “They don’t do what I say, when I ...
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3 Simple Remedies for a Stressed-Out Mind

By Elisha Goldstein    lolloj/Adobe Stock When your brain starts racing, here are 3 things you can do in the moment to ground yourself. Most people I meet would like to be calmer and more focused on what matters in the moments of their lives. But the more stressed we ...
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7 Mantras To Balance Your 7 Chakras

By Rebekah L. Fraser                                                        Photo:VisualSpectrum We humans are repetitive beings. As children, we learn by hearing the same stories. As students, we learn ...
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