Your 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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Sativa vs. Indica vs. Hybrid – Everything you thought you knew about marijuana strains was wrong.

Sativa vs. Indica vs. Hybrid – Everything you thought you knew about marijuana strains was wrong. Most people “in the know” view marijuana strains as sativa vs. indica vs. hybrid.  Sativas are uplifting, indicas are calming… However, are these marijuana strain distinctions actually complete nonsense?  In a recent interview with…

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Free CBT worksheets – best cognitive behavioral therapy exercises

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Free CBT worksheets: where to find the best ones. CBT worksheets are very important psychology tools.  Both therapists & clients often look for free 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.…

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151 Self Care ideas to increase mindfulness and avoid burnout

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151 Self Care ideas to increase mindfulness and avoid burnout 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…

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Am I Depressed Quiz: depression test

Am I depressed quiz Are you depressed?  Sometimes, it is hard to know if what you are experiencing is depression or just sadness or something else entirely, especially if you are not exactly sure what depression is.  This “Am I depressed Quiz” is not a substitute for medical advice, but…

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How to deal with depression alone – Do I have depression? – Causes of depression

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How to deal with depression alone: Many people wonder how to deal with depression alone or what to do when depressed.  You might be suffering from severe depression or you might be asking yourself, “Do I have depression?” Or you might be helping someone with depression.  Knowing how to deal…

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CBT books – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy books

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This article is about the best CBT books, or the best cognitive behavioral therapy books.  There are many CBT books out there, and some of them are specialized to a particular disorder.  This article contains a list of the best books on cognitive behavioral therapy, regardless of whether you are…

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How to overcome depression

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Someone asked me how to overcome depression.  This was my answer: There are many things you can do to start overcoming clinical depression, and which ones work best for you will depend on your personality: Make a list of all the things that have ever brought you joy. Do one…

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Are you afraid to open up to your counselor?

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I recently had a question from a person who was having difficulty opening up to her counsellor.  She could not even look her counselor in the eye and felt she was her counselor’s worst client. Opening up to a stranger can be strange I wonder how many people are in the…

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