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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality disorder. (Psych Central) DBT treatment or DBT informed therapy may be beneficial for individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Related Posts:Dialectical Behavior Therapy.Dialectical Behavior Therapy treats binge eating disorder.DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.Depression, anxiety and addiction.Chewing and spitting eating disorder facts.Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome,…
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Findings from multiple studies reflect the efficacy of DBT, especially for the treatment of borderline personality issues, posttraumatic stress, self-harm, and suicidality. Related Posts:Dialectical Behavior Therapy: For more than borderline personality.Dialectical Behavior Therapy treats binge eating disorder.DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.OCD, motivation, and self-efficacy.The how and why of CBT.How early trauma influences behavior.
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3 questions that helped me discover my true purpose.

3 questions that helped me discover my true purpose. (Entrepreneur) You must embrace a purpose-driven life and serve mankind in some way. Related Posts:Finding your life purpose: Reinventing yourself.Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose.5 keys to being a more mindful entrepreneur.Graduating and looking for your passion?4 questions to foster your authentic…
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4 questions to foster your authentic self.

4 questions to foster your authentic self. (Mindful) When we fear that we can’t think and act as we truly are, we put parts of ourselves on hold. Here’s how we can begin to let go of expectations and pressures and tend to our wants and needs with kindness.   Related Posts:Fear of flying: When…
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What is DBT?

What is DBT? (Psychology Today) DBT transforms negative mental thoughts and behaviors into an understanding of the person’s journey. The skills learned from DBT sessions prompts people to react to stressful situations in more productive, positive ways. Related Posts:Connecting: Forging real relationships with people of color.OCD: Unwanted thoughts or irresistible actions take over.Divorcés help those…
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Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose.

Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose. (ScienceDaily) How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts. Related Posts:Tinder: Swiping self esteem?Are…
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Things mentally strong people do daily.

8 things mentally strong people do every single day. (Huffington Post) In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create healthy habits that assist them in growing stronger. Here are eight things mentally strong people do every day to strengthen their mental muscles. Related Posts:People who make things happen.6…
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12 things to stop blaming yourself for.

 12 things to stop blaming yourself for. (Huffington Post) As I go through the growing pains of becoming a “real adult,” I’m realizing that the notion that I’m responsible for everything that comes into my life is absolute, total crap. Sometimes there are things we just shouldn’t apologize for. Related Posts:5 reasons your diet does…
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People who make things happen.

15 characteristics of people who make things happen. (Huffington Post) People who make things happen seem to share certain admirable characteristics people in the other two groups lack. They are go-getters and know that if anything is to be, it’s really up to them. Related Posts:Surprising little things make a happy relationship.Things mentally strong people…
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Why highly successful people seek therapy.

Why highly successful people seek therapy. (Huffington Post) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There are five common problems that are unique to high achievement. Related Posts:10 rules for a successful second marriage.11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try.5 ways to use Facebook as a highly sensitive person.How do I persuade someone to seek professional help?10…
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14 signs you are emotionally intelligent.

14 signs you’re an emotionally intelligent person. (Thought Catalog) Emotional intelligence is one of the essential soft skills in life that’s incredibly important to personal and professional success but often goes overlooked and undiscussed. Related Posts:Signs on your way to living your best life.How blacks emotionally protect themselves in age of BlackLivesMatter.Signs of emotional abuse.12 signs…
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Saying yes to what is next.

Saying ‘yes’ to what’s next: 4 signs you are a master at handling change. (Huffington Post) At the end of the day, it all comes down to how we handle it. Our ability (or inability) to live in reality and deal with change can say a lot about us and our outlook on life. And…
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13 things I wish I knew in my early 20s.

13 things I wish I knew in my early 20s. (Huffington Post) Early 20s. Mid 20s. Late 20s. It’s crazy how much a person can change in a span of 10 years and not even by force. It happens so fast. Related Posts:7 things I wish I knew when I was still in college.Things no…
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Finding your life purpose: Reinventing yourself.

Finding your life purpose: Nilofer Merchant’s 3-step plan for reinventing yourself. (Huffington Post) Starting something new is always filled with uncertainty, but Nilofer Merchant, who’s got more than a few reinventions under her belt, is here to help you take your next step with clarity and purpose. Related Posts:3 questions that helped me discover my true…
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Life skills everyone should master by age 40.

Life skills: Ivanka Trump, Thich Nhat Hanh and others on the things everyone should master by age 40. (Huffington Post) Some people seem to have it all together, and there’s no reason it can’t be you. Experts from a variety of fields — from a master sommelier to a Buddhist monk — reveal the life…
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Mindfulness promising for treating depression.

Mindfulness holds promise for treating depression. (APA) …a growing body of research is pointing to an intervention that appears to help prevent relapse by altering thought patterns without side effects: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT. Related Posts:Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Mindfulness not a waste — treats depression.Treating bulimia with CBT and IPT.Treating the side…
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Doctors and nurses should meditate.

Why doctors and nurses should meditate. (Mindful)  According to recent research, mindfulness could cut down on the spread of hospital-acquired infections. Related Posts:Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Talking about meditation… without being annoying.5 keys to being a more mindful entrepreneur.What it’s really like having obsessive-compulsive disorder.Compassion: Brain food…
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The scientific approach to changing your life.

The scientific approach to changing your life. (Huffington Post) For one thing, you have to know exactly where you’re at in relation to your goals. Dr. Norcross says there are five possible stages you may be in in regard to making changes: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. Related Posts:7 emotional stages of divorce in…
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Mindfulness boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures.

Mindfulness intervention boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures. (Science Daily) How can people who are dependent on prescription opioids reduce their cravings? Learn to enjoy other aspects of their lives. Related Posts:What is behavioural activation for depression?Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anxiety.Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy.The brain on anorexia.What alcohol does to your brain…
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Reasons to break free from too busy.

4 reasons why you should break free from being ‘too busy’. (Mindful) Our culture wears busyness like a badge of honor. Here’s why you should do less—and feel good about it. Related Posts:Marijuana: Reasons you should take a break.Diet obsession: How to break free.Why you should get rid of your scale.6 reasons men say no…
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Mastering the art of falling apart.

How to master the art of falling apart. (Huffington Post) You see, there’s this point at the deepest depths of our hurt and sadness that’s truly magical. It’s the point at which we see things clearer than we ever thought possible. It’s where miracles happen — after all, “a miracle is simply a shift in…
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Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy.

Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy. (Huffington Post) Sometimes people will ask me whether or not listening to music counts as mindfulness practice. I’d say sure Related Posts:Mindfulness puts spark back in relationships.Mindfulness promising for treating depression.Mindfulness not a waste — treats depression.5 ways mindfulness will launch your career.Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Improve your workday…
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Developing psychological flexibility with ACT.

Developing psychological flexibility with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. (World of Psychology) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines various strategies that focus on mindfulness and acceptance, enabling people to overcome negative behaviors and commit to the goal of making a change for the better. Related Posts:Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.ACT reduces…
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The 20 things you need to let go to be happy.

The 20 things you need to let go to be happy. (Elite Daily) Everyone has one common goal in life: to achieve true happiness. The biggest factor holding us back from achieving our dreams is, simply and sadly, our own selves. We put limitations on ourselves everyday, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Related Posts:Surprising little things…
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Health benefits of going screen-free.

Health benefits of unplugging and going screen-free this July 4. (Huffington Post) Taking the long weekend to enjoy a life in the third dimension might sound impossible, but it’s perhaps more important to your overall health than anything else you could do. Overusing technology is associated with low self-esteem, high stress and even poor sleep…
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Unplug from technology: 19 ways.

Unplug: 19 ways to spend time off the grid. (Huffington Post) We’ve got a serious addiction to our cell phones. In fact, research has shown that more than half of us may have “nomophobia,” or the fear of being phone-less. Cell phone addictions can be just as real as other substance addictions. Related Posts:Reasons to turn off your cell…
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (Intervention Support) In an ACT session, people are taught that feelings like this come and go, and they can be observed without being modified. Related Posts:Developing psychological flexibility with ACT.ACT reduces shame in substance users.Connecting: Forging real relationships with people of color.10 ways we body shame without realizing it.Empirical basis for…
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All broken, and nothing needs fixed.

It’s all broken, and none of it needs to be fixed. (Guideposts to Happiness) According to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , which I discussed in the post before last, a value is an aspect of life we want to nurture. Examples include: family, friendship, work, spirituality, aesthetics, and play. Related Posts:7 signs you are in…
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