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Feeling Sad During Hard Times Is Not Depression

Original Post was made at https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shouldstorm/202011/feeling-sad-during-hard-times-is-not-depression?amp&fbclid=IwAR0GF1psnTBNOiSRPqPRu1qVjGXBhdmnygV-9gPPNeYOoDQ4Ng44tUGSzrE on  Nov 10, 2020 Alison Escalante M.D.Shouldstorm Feeling Sad During Hard Times Is Not Depression If we weren’t sad right now, something would be wrong. These are heavy times. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe and has reached unprecedented numbers in America, we are facing the reality … Read more

When Helping Doesn’t Help Why Some Clients May Not Want to Change

Original Article can be found at https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/article/1076/when-helping-doesnt-help  When Helping Doesn’t Help: Why Some Clients May Not Want to Change  By David Burns   March/April 2017 As therapists, we want nothing more than to help people who are suffering—help them feel better as soon as possible and help them, after therapy, live more emotionally satisfying lives. But that usually requires … Read more

5 simple ways: Nature can help your mood

A great segment on BBC’s Autumn Watch which aired on October 29th 2020. Anecdotally getting ‘out for a walk’ is good for out mental health: this short piece explains the science behind why being outdoors is so good for our mental health. Emma Mitchell guides us through a natural take on wellbeing this Autumn. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08wv7xd

TRAUMA BONDING: HOW TO RELEASE A TRAUMA BOND

The original article can be found here: https://natashaadamo.com/trauma-bonding/ TRAUMA BONDING: HOW TO RELEASE A TRAUMA BOND You may feel pretty crazy over there in your trauma bonded trance for someone who mistreated you, but know there are people actually eating dirt out there and making more sense than some of the well-meaning advice I heard … Read more

Trauma Bonds: What Are They and How Can We Overcome Them?

This is an article published by the American National Domestic Violence Hotline. The article can be found on it’s own web site at https://www.thehotline.org/2018/07/31/trauma-bonds-what-are-they-and-how-can-we-overcome-them/ Please not that any contact information in the article is only valid in the U.S.A. and, if affected by this article, should seek local support but searching Google for ‘Domestic Violence … Read more

Why Narcissists Keep Trophies of Past Relationships

  When romantic souvenirs are selfish not sentimental. [The original article was posted Sep 01, 2020 and can be found here https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/202009/why-narcissists-keep-trophies-past-relationships ] You spot your ex-flame and a new partner walking into a restaurant a year after you broke up. You can see from across the room that he is still sporting the expensive, … Read more

11 Mental Tricks to Stop Overthinking Everything

11 Mental Tricks to Stop Overthinking Everything Stop worrying and start growing. BY SCOTT MAUTZ, KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND AUTHOR, ‘FIND THE FIRE’ AND ‘MAKE IT MATTER’@SCOTT_MAUTZ Being a leader requires confidence, decisiveness, and quick thinking–none of which are served by overthinking every decision or scenario or worrying about every move you make. There’s a time to think, a time … Read more