Techniques to Overcome Negative Thought Patterns

Negative thoughts drain you of energy and keep you from being in the present moment. The more you give in to your negative thoughts, the stronger they become. I like the imagery of a small ball rolling along the ground, and as it rolls, it becomes bigger and faster. That’s what one small negative thought…

Changing Your Body Chemistry

To Reduce Extreme Emotion Mind Fast – Remember these as TIP skills T – Tip the temperature of your face with cold water (to calm down fast) Holding your breath, put your face in a bowl of cold water or hold a cold pack (or zip-lock bag of cold water) on your eyes and cheeks….

Fair Fighting Rules

Every relationship has disagreements. It’s how we handle those disagreements that counts. A bad argument can turn even a little problem into a big one, making it emotionally charged and painful. This is where fair fighting rules come in. Fair fighting rules don’t tell us we can’t argue. Instead, they tell us how to do it safely….

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…

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…

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…

Facts About Hypnosis Part 4

In order for hypnosis to work, you need to be motivated to make changes. Hypnosis doesn’t work if it’s against your will. What techniques does the hypnotist use? Hypnotists use carefully chosen language to help address your issues, and a particular tone of voice to soothe you. They’ll repeat important words to make sure they…

Myths About Mental Illness Part 2

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…

Facts About Hypnosis Part 3

You can’t lose control of your mind and you can’t get stuck in a trance. Either your hypnotist will bring you out of the trance, or you’ll come out of it naturally by yourself. There are three main elements of a hypnosis session Induction Here you relax the body and mind. The more relaxed you…