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Can Death Anxiety Be Treated?

February 22nd, 2022 - Read more

Death anxiety is a subject that almost no one wants to speak about. There’s a good reason for this. It is a terrifying issue that the majority of people face. The simple fact is that humans evolved by fighting for survival. Thinking or talking about death is always going to be uncomfortable at the very …

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What Is Mindfulness Therapy In DBT?

January 24th, 2022 - Read more

Mindfulness therapy has become one of the most popular methods of treating stress in the twenty-first century. This ancient practice has shown impressive results, having been brought into modern psychology by people like Jon Kabat-Zinn. Recently, a therapy module called dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) has become the primary treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and …

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Can Social Anxiety Treatment Help With Your Holiday Blues?

December 16th, 2021 - Read more

The societal expectation for December to be a joyful, festive time puts a lot of pressure on many people. While there are certainly those who love the festive season, many others experience the so-called holiday blues. Instead of feeling happiness and hope, they feel depression and anxiety. There are a number of reasons for this, …

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What Do My Dreams Mean?

November 28th, 2021 - Read more

Dreams have been a topic of interest for at least as long as recorded history. This is unsurprising, considering how strange dreams can be while feeling not only real, but important. Many cultures regarded dreams as portents, and some still do. However, psychologists see dreams as representing current issues people are facing. There have been …

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Are Trigger Warnings Really Necessary For Mental Health?

October 26th, 2021 - Read more

Many people have an adverse reaction to the phrase “trigger warning.” They see it as a kind of coddling as if it is proof that people are getting too sensitive. After all, do you really need to warn people before you speak about sensitive topics? Doesn’t that place another barrier in the way of open …

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How Do I Know If I Should Change Therapists?

September 27th, 2021 - Read more

The first time I went to therapy, I had no idea what to expect. I knew that I needed to work on my anxiety, as it was preventing me from moving forward in life. I knew that I felt stuck. But I had no idea what could be done about it. Fortunately, my therapist seemed …

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3 Mental Health Lessons Learned From The Pandemic

August 25th, 2021 - Read more

The pandemic is not over. Far from it. Some countries are still struggling to attain and distribute vaccines. In the US, vaccine hesitancy has led to a new wave of full ICUs in certain regions. However, we are approaching the tailend of the pandemic, and we can look back with some hindsight at the events …

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The Mental Health Reasons You Need Social Media Vacations

June 21st, 2021 - Read more

Since social media came along and took over the world, there have been countless books, apps, and initiatives to help people switch off. Social media has been shown to be detrimental to mental health and self image. It is no secret that social media is an unhealthy obsession. However, it is becoming ever harder to …

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How Does DBT Work In Treating Borderline Personality Disorder?

May 25th, 2021 - Read more

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) was once notoriously difficult to treat. There were few standard treatment modules specifically created for BPD. That is until dialectical behavior disorder (DBT) came along. But what is DBT and why does it work in treating borderline personality disorder? What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)? Created by psychotherapist Marsha Linehan, dialectical …

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3 Most Popular Personality Type Models To Explore Your Psyche

May 18th, 2021 - Read more

What type of personality do you have? While every person is different, there are a number of personality theories which identify the most common personality types. Finding out your personality type can help you understand the areas of yourself you need to work on, as well as how to go about working on them. Before …

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