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…

Myths About Mental Illness Part 1

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…

Reactions to Trauma Part 2

Ways in which trauma affects people Some of the most common reactions to trauma are listed here and few we will discuss in tomorrow’s post. These reactions are often linked to one another, one may lead to another. It is not your fault if you are experiencing (or not experiencing) any of these. Increased Arousal…

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…