Reactions to Trauma Part 1

What is Trauma? A trauma can be any distressing or upsetting event. Common traumas include accidents, disasters, or being hurt deliberately by other people. You might have experienced a trauma first hand or may have witnessed or heard about it. Trauma can happen to adults or to children, and it may have been one off…

Facts About Hypnosis Part 1

How does hypnosis work? Let’s learn more about the science behind trance and why it’s so effective at breaking life long negative habits and issues. Did you know that hypnosis is just a form of focused relaxation that allows access to the unconscious mind? Hypnosis guides your attention away from the everyday world so you…

Daily Dose for the Mind

The noise from a motorcycle assaults the driver more than anyone. The driver has only himself to blame when he is old and can’t hear anything. When you speak ill of others, it hurts you more than anyone— because your negativity is loudest within you. No matter how hurt you are, you don’t need to…

Use Self Compassion to Avoid Burnout

The trick to preventing burnout is shifting your perspective. Don’t judge yourself for the number of times you’ve fallen. Rather, celebrate each time you practice self-compassion by forgiving yourself and standing back. What is Self-Compassion? Self compassion entails giving ourselves “the same kindness and care we’d give a good friend”. Use Self Compassion to Avoid Burnout Is an on-the-job self-care method. Refuels your…

Daily Dose for the Mind

If you wish to communicate effectively with others, better to describe what you are feeling rather than go on the offensive. For instance, say, “I am very sad to hear that,” not, “Why do you always make me sad?” You want people to hear you rather than have to defend themselves from you. When you…

Myths About Mental Illness Part 4

Only until more recently, mental illnesses and mental health disorders were taboo topics. People were uncomfortable talking about these subjects or their mental health struggles. As a result, rumors and misunderstandings about mental illnesses ran wild. The media played no helping hand with exaggerated stories and extreme cases being showcased regularly. Although there has been…

Daily Dose for the Mind

Do you know why that conversation is so boring? Because we are trapped in politeness, unable to speak from the heart. Any conversation can become interesting and lively as soon as we start speaking with real honesty. When someone swears at you, stay calm and collected for thirty seconds. Then, that is the end of…

Cognitive Therapy Techniques to Change Your Thoughts

Cognitive Restructuring is a simple but powerful technique for identifying and undoing negative thinking patterns like worry and rumination. Do you often find yourself “stuck in your own head,” caught in endless spirals of negative thinking? Maybe it’s an overly-judgmental inner voice that constantly points out past mistakes and perceived faults. Or maybe it’s perpetual…

Myths About Mental Illness Part 3

Only until more recently, mental illnesses and mental health disorders were taboo topics. People were uncomfortable talking about these subjects or their mental health struggles. As a result, rumors and misunderstandings about mental illnesses ran wild. The media played no helping hand with exaggerated stories and extreme cases being showcased regularly. Although there has been…

Daily Dose for the Mind

Do you often feel lonely at work or in school? Perhaps your heart is closed off to those around you.“I don’t get her.” “I’m better than her.” “We’re on different wavelengths.” If you think this way, how could you not be lonely? Open your heart, and have a cup of coffee with her. You will…