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Emotion Regulation

Meditation Can Hold Feelings, But Only Other People Heal Our Pain

Josh Korda | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Josh Korda

Meditative practices performed in isolation can help us recognize and process our emotional states, but true healing lies in those most vulnerable moments, when someone looks us in the eye, sees our pain and provides us with the mirror we so deeply seek.

Behaviorism 101: The Keys to the Kingdom of Change

Lara Fielding | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

Auto-Pilot Behavior as Natural Instinct We all have a tendency to behave in ways that do not serve us. If the change I described in my last blog w...

Parents Who Drive You Crazy: Four Steps for Handling Emotionally Immature Parents

New Harbinger | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

Emotionally immature parents will drive you crazy if you mistake their physical age for psychological maturity. Acknowledge that you may have surpassed them developmentally a long time ago, and their insensitivities will begin to hurt a little less.

The Ways the Untethered Soul Is Changing My Life

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Alexandra Allam

There are days now where my consciousness absorbs me. There are hours where the line is blurred between who I am and what I am doing or seeing or thinking. I find difficulty in distinguishing the point I finish and the place my understandings start.

Surfing the Tides of Emotion: Are You Willing to Get Wet?

Lara Fielding | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

With practice we can learn that fighting the waves of emotion does not serve us and we are more able to mindfully choose the most effective responses to the tides of life.

New Year's Resolutions: The Sound of You, Here and Now

Steve Wasserman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Steve Wasserman

Since Babylonian times, we've been paying our respects to Janus, the two-headed, past-perusing, future-swivelling god of doorways and bridges, borders and movement, time and transitions, receptivity, transformation, and change.

How to Have a Well-Behaved Child

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Ultimately, good behavior depends on the development of a moral identity -- a child's inner sense of him or her self as a good and helpful person.

How Do Children Learn To Regulate Their Emotions?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

We want children to have their feelings, but not be overwhelmed by them -- to feel discouraged but not give up; to feel anxious but not stay home; and to be excited but not get so carried away in their enthusiasm that they use poor judgment in making decisions.

8 Facts About Anger

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

When left unattended, strong emotions can lead to destructive behaviors. Attending to times that you feel hurt, belittled, let down, disrespected, insulted or threatened is key to dealing with the anger that often comes from those experiences.

Taming Your Stress Response

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 06.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

If you've ever been threatened and felt that rush of strength and energy that made you more physically capable than you have been at other times, then you've experienced the body's stress response.

What Mindfulness And Acceptance Can Do For Your Self-Esteem

New Harbinger | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

DBT skills are flexible and can be used to help with self-esteem issues, other emotional problems, and simply to help you live a healthier, happier life.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

New Harbinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

The main reasons DBT is so effective in such a wide range of problems, is that it teaches people to manage their overwhelming emotions more effectively.