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New Trauma Therapy May Help Yazidi Survivors Of ISIS Massacre

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.04.2015 | World

The Islamic State militant group’s rampage through northern Iraq over the past year has left a deeply traumatized population in its wake. Survivors'...

Waking Up to Dance, Mindfully

Tajci Cameron | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

The song starts and I let my body respond. My hips sway and my feet start to step this way and that. My arms lift up above my bobbing head and my hand...

Why You Need To Take Care Of Yourself Before Your Kids Post-Split

Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Divorce
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

Just as the safety announcements on airplanes urge you to put on your own oxygen mask first, make sure you have the tools to change your negative responses so you can focus on also taking care of your children.

Who Cares? Part II: Mortgaging The Future of Veteran's Mental Healthcare

Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP

In part one of "WHO CARES? Veterans Denied Access to Top PTSD Treatment," we began to explore how political decisions by leaders of Institutional Mili...

The Real Reason You Can’t Get Over Your Breakup

Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Divorce
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

Any relationship break-up can be tough, but divorce can feel like a blow.

Who Cares? Part I: Veterans Denied Access to Top PTSD Treatments

Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP

There has never been an investigation, ceremonial firings, media outrage, or congressional hearings as to "why" the nation has failed again to meet the mental health needs of the warrior class.

War Atrocities in Afghanistan: Who Is Blameworthy?

Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP

Institutional military medicine is deserving of at least some liability for the steady drum beat of war stress injuries and misconduct stress behaviors.

The Many Faces Of Fear And How To Deal With Them

Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

We've all heard the phrase "life is suffering." Unfortunately, some people misinterpret this to mean there is nothing they can do about their unhappiness.

The Power Tools To Reverse Road Rage

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

Experiencing anger is part of the human experience. It is what we choose to do with it that determines whether it will lead to a breakdown or breakthrough.

Getting Rid Of Repeating Nightmares: A Simple, Potent, New Recipe

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

One of the most dramatic, butt-kicking examples of an effective new treatment tool for posttraumatic stress is a simple protocol called Nightmare Reprocessing, devised by two V.A. psychologists.

More Troops, More Rotations, More PTSD: Will Positive Psychology Save Our Soldiers?

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

Positive psychology may be worthwhile for corporate team building and personal growth, but does it have the mojo to counter the profound despair and disorientation that comes from the horrors of combat?

Renewing Yourself for Spring: A Personal Journey

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

I was asked to write about ways to renew yourself for spring. My first thought was, "Oh no, am I doing anything that would count as 'renewal' aside f...