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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.

Take A Chill App

As a teen, there are moments in your life when you’re really stressed and just need to “Take a Chill.” This app is full of tools to help manage that stress, and bring mindful practices into a daily routine. Using quick mindful exercises and thoughtful activities, begin to overcome those ...
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This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

https://youtu.be/_1V0rDSTC9I Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. Produced by Justin Gmoser; Additional camera ...
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How to build good habits – and actually make them stick

Is exercising a habit you want to build? A sociologist offers smart suggestions for making new routines stick. PeopleImages/iStock) By Brigid Schulte March 2, 2015 Humans are creatures of habit. And some of them don’t make us very happy. So how can we change behavior, learn a new habit or make a ...
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The Muddied Meaning of ‘Mindfulness’

ILLUSTRATION BY JAVIER JAÉN APRIL 14, 2015 Most newly stylish coinages carry with them some evidence of grammatical trauma. Consider “affluencer,” “selfie,” “impactful.” Notes of cynicism and cutesiness come through. But every now and then a bright exception to this dispiriting routine appears. A rookie word makes its big-league debut, ...
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5 Facts about Stress (and 17 Ways to Deal with It)

September 23, 2014  • By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, E-RYT, Object Relations Topic Expert Contributor Americans are famous for being a hard-working bunch, taking the fewest paid vacation days off. I, for one, spent the summer studying advanced yoga therapy techniques on weekends, and working during the week, especially during the months of June and August. But ...
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Meditation leads to an effective use of the brain

Are you always rushing from one place to the next? Do you often eat without really tasting the food? If you do, then listen up: part of your brain may be in overdrive, acting as though you're being chased by a predator. Not only is it not doing you any ...
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HOW TO RELEASE YOUR FEARS BEFORE THEY MANIFEST

Do you know what you're afraid of? Awareness of a fear is the first step to releasing it, someone who isn't aware of their fears is controlled by those fears. People don't like to think of themselves as being afraid though, people would rather think of themselves as brave, it's ...
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60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper Tries Mindfulness

Anderson Cooper tries walking meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn.  Cooper explores how meditation can change the brain and how mindfulness can impact our well-being.  After taking a meditation retreat, Anderson Cooper has been meditating daily, and is curious to see if it's had an impact on his brain. Research and analysis ...
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Hunting Self-Love – The Manifest-Station

By Amy B. Scher Just say the affirmations, they claimed, and you’ll believe them. So over and over I repeated the Louise Hay affirmations that seemed to dust everyone else’s life with a perfect sheen. I used them tenaciously each day to make me love my 20-something-year-old body that was ...
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Stop, Breathe & Think App Launches

Musician k.d. lang and non-profit Tools for Peace launched the meditation app. https://player.vimeo.com/video/77258913 Stop, Breathe & Think App from Tools for Peace on Vimeo. The Stop, Breathe & Think App (for iOs devices, available on iTunes) is a free mindfulness, meditation, and compassion building tool for middle-school students, high-school students, and adults. The app lets ...
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