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7 Reasons Why Therapy Is The Best Decision You Can Make

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Cheyanne Dunn

People often give me odd looks of compassion when I say that I have been in therapy since I was a young kid. They'll often ask me what happened to me that made me decide to start therapy or if my personal life is that crazy that it put me in therapy. But the truth is, it's neither of those things.

The Therapeutic Value in the Process of Writing a Memoir

Tara Lal | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Lal

Now that everything that was inside is out. I'm complete. I took myself around the journey of my life and I came back to where I am with a fuller deeper understanding of life and myself, the reasons why I am the way I am that I could not have had had I not taken the time to write my life story.

Why Talking About Mental Health Shouldn't Always Be A Discussion Of A Crisis

Mike Mennonno | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Mennonno

Imagine if mental health care were to make the same transition, from something you did when you were "sick" to something you did when you were healthy, to stay healthy. Imagine a whole health culture where talking about mental health wasn't always actually a discussion of the crisis of mental illness.

How to Know if Therapy Is Working

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

In many cases, it's difficult for clients to know whether they're making progress because therapists do not necessarily state the goals and desired ou...

My Kid Is Obsessed With How Shoes Fit But He's Too Well Adjusted For Therapy

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Your kid is opting out of fun social activities because of this issue. It is severely impacting his social life and quality of life in general. Why let him suffer like this? This will not go away. It will seem weirder and weirder to the other kids, and will impact whether he makes friends.

How Being Sick Has Made Me Stronger

Anna Snapp | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I know now, that I can stand on my own two feet and deliver my one woman show with confidence because I survived all of it.

Yoga Therapy vs. Yoga Class

Jennie Lee | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

Yoga therapy is a holistic form of alternative medicine that applies the entire science of yoga to effect health and healing on an individual basis. I...

Why I Still Struggle With Accepting My Body

Avelist | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Avelist

My personal relationships are great, I'm doing alright professionally, I live in a great city, I'm getting married soon. Things are not bad. It's a new feeling, this one I'm feeling, and I'm pretty sure it's something close to peace, but not quite. I still struggle with accepting my body, but not in the same way I used to.

Why I Didn't Kill Myself

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

I decide I've been looking in the wrong place for God and begin to morph my beliefs with reincarnation. The books I read tell me that we keep coming back, life after lifetime. This terrifies me because it means that if I don't heal the eating disorder in this life I'm gonna come back and face it again.

There May Be A Way To Prevent Anxiety Disorders In Children

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Kids who have at least one parent with anxiety disorder may be up to seven times more likely than others to suffer anxiety disorder themselves. But ac...

Letting Go of the Quest for the Big O

Pam Costa | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

Maybe it was because I really didn't want to go to the party we were invited to. Maybe it was because we recently took a class encouraging us to explore each other's bodies with curiosity. Whatever the reason, something very different happened that night when we began to have sex.

When Your Family Or Friends Need Therapy -- But Are Reluctant To Go

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Your family member or friend needing therapy may predict that therapy will lead to their feeling worse, not better. If so, it's no wonder you've been met with resistance when you bring it up. But here are some things you might ask them to consider:

If You're Skeptical About Psychotherapy...

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Therapy is sometimes portrayed as a selfish and indulgent undertaking. If that's your concern, rest easy and find yourself a good therapist. There are many ways to help make the world a better place and therapy is one of them; it ideally sends us off better prepared to do our personal part for the world, whatever that may be. Including skepticism.

Exploring Therapy for the First Time

Robert Kingett | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Kingett

Some names have been changed to protect privacy. I am sitting in a social workers office without any inkling of what I am in for. I know why I am her...

College Recovery House

M/R Johnson | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
M/R Johnson

What is a College Recovery House? It is better known as a (CRP) Collegiate Recovery Program that is a united community for long term recovery.

Need Help Working Through A Personal Crisis? Just Pretend You're Freud

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.21.2015 | Science

If you're in the midst of a personal crisis and trying to figure out the best solution, here's a trick that just might help you find the answer: Prete...

The Day I Trusted My Husband to Tie Me Up

Pam Costa | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

We sat on the judo mats in a small studio in downtown San Francisco surrounded by 20 other strangers in yoga clothes. Over the last few months, my husband and I had been exploring different ways of connecting physically and this class in Shibari, an ancient Japanese form of rope bondage, seemed full of possibilities.

How 'Your Story' Shapes Your Life

Marnie Nir | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marnie Nir

Think about the bio YOU would write. Who is the protagonist of your story, a hero or victim? Who did you hire to be your translator? Who's holding the pen, you sneak? Okay, fine, nobody these days. Who's tapping on the keyboard?

Let's Help Each Other Carry the Weight of Recovery

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Rachel Brehm

When facing the emotionally trying experience of eating disorder recovery, being physically close to someone that you have a positive relationship with can help to alleviate stress, and the oftentimes powerful negative emotions that come with it. Load sharing is exactly how it sounds: you are simply sharing the emotional load.

What I Learned About Another Person's Pain

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer I learned something valuable this week that I would like to share it with you. But first, ...

'Dímelo En Español' Provides Family Therapy For Latino Families

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.11.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK, NY - The signal sounds, and a small boy with bright eyes and dark hair pops out of the elevator and barrels into a downtown Manhattan office...

How Come, Outcomes Don't Really Exist?

Matthew Holland | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew Holland

In order to understand a problem we must see the whole picture. If we are unable to see what happens in the middle or what makes individuals reengage the system then we are missing one of the most vital parts of the picture.

Dream Work by Process of Imagination

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

I was a teen when I learned about Gestalt dream work, and I liked the idea of the self-awareness that it espoused. Being in the present, understanding sensations, emotions, and behaviors was intriguing to a young girl on the verge of becoming a woman and falling in love. I was confused.

Love and Sex in the Desert

Pam Costa | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

As we were driving to Burning Man at the end of last summer, I came across a listing for a class called "Intimate Breathwork & Eyegazing". The workshop promised to help couples connect in a very deep way and I thought "I want to connect in a deep way with my husband... let's do this."

Light

Kris Evans | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Kris Evans

I'm staying in a basement apartment which is something I have had a hard time getting use to in that I love light. Everything about light. The meaning of the word as well as the physical aspect and what it does to me and how it makes me feel.