A simple guide to mindfulness based stress reduction – What is MBSR?

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What is mindfulness based stress reduction?  What is MBSR? Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness based stress reduction program, also known as MBSR, is an education and training program that helps people with pain, illness, stress, psychological, and emotional problems.  Mindfulness based stress reduction training teaches mindfulness, a new way to relate to…

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Distraction is one of the number one ways to ease anxiety – Here’s Why

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Distraction is one of the number one ways to ease anxiety – Here’s Why: Almost everyone with anxiety finds themselves dwelling on their feelings at any given moment.  It makes sense, then, that in order to rapidly move away from generalized anxiety you need to engage regularly in an activity that stimulates…

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The Ultimate List of CBT Techniques – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Guide

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Several people have asked for a comprehensive list of CBT techniques.  What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in psychology?  CBT techniques actually refers to cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.  Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very popular form of therapy because it has been proven effective for a large number of people…

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How to be more assertive in one easy step

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Many people talk about assertiveness and being assertive, but not everyone truly understands what being assertive is.  What is the meaning of assertive?  While there are many different assertiveness techniques, and I have outlined the main ones in the article 9 Assertiveness techniques to use in any situation, this article discusses…

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Free cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets – the best cognitive behavioral therapy exercises

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CBT worksheets are very important psychology tools.  Both therapists & clients often look for free cognitive behavioral therapy exercises – or cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets – to complete as CBT homework between therapy sessions as well as using them as CBT self help worksheets to discover underlying thoughts.  CBT activities…

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Books about depression – the 12 Best books on overcoming depression

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Books about depression: what is bibliotherapy? One of the best ways to overcome depression and work on your emotional health is to read good books about depression.  This article provides a list of some of the best books about depression.  Reading self-help books about depression as part of your therapy…

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Teenage depression rates are almost double those of adults and even higher in teenage girls!

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Teenage depression test – how to deal with teenage depression This guide helps you to tell the difference between normal teenage “hormonal” behaviour and true clinical depression as well as how to deal with teenage depression. It can be hard to know whether a teenager is simply feeling “hormonal” or whether…

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151 Self-Care Ideas – the Best Self-Care Tips

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The best self-care ideas… The best self-care ideas are self-care activities that resonate with you on a personal level. The best way to come up with a complete self care plan is to make a list of all the things you enjoy doing best for self care. However, many of…

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Assertiveness Introduction – What is the Assertive Response? – Assertive communication examples

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Assertiveness is one of my favorite topics because it offers a very concrete set of tools, which I will explain in this and other articles.  The exciting part about assertiveness is that once you truly master it, it will improve your communication with your friends, family, children, and business associates.…

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How to handle arguments in a relationship

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Knowing how to handle arguments in a relationship is essential to a healthy, happy relationship. When we don’t have this knowledge of conflict resolution in relationships, arguments can become hurtful and trust in a relationship can begin to break down.  Even when there is a clear, open line of communication,…

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