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How to Foster Positive Communication: 9 Effective Techniques

Positive Communication

Can you recall a really good conversation you’ve had? What was memorable about it? Was it the topic, the words, or just a feeling it left you with? Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you […]

How To Become A Counselor: 14 Courses & Online Options

How to become a counselor

You want to help others achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves. You’re committed to working with clients to negotiate changes and challenges. You want to make a positive impact on others’ lives. So - you’ve made the momentous decision to become a counselor, but now what? […]

What Is Bullying? 3 Mental Health Effects According to Research

Bullying

Bullying is certainly an unusual yet interesting phenomenon. If you ask most people, they are likely to say that they have been the victim of a bully. They may even admit to being the bully. Others will tell you they have been a bully–victim. This is the dual experience of […]

Effective Communication in Therapy & Counseling: 17 Techniques

Communication in therapy

Positive outcomes from therapy and counseling rely on the strength of the relationship between the mental health professional and the client. Such connections build on effective communication: what we express and how we express it (Wachtel, 2011). Establishing empathy with clients requires a high degree of insight and a strong […]

How to Support Clients With Job Loss Depression & Stress

Job loss depression

When you meet someone for the first time, they will ask your name. The next question is likely to be about what you do for a living. This highlights the importance we place on work as an identifier within society. What if you have no job to describe? You may […]

PTSD Treatment: How to Support Clients Struggling With Trauma

PTSD Treatment

Imagine going through a traumatic experience like a car accident, earthquake, or explosion. That would be bad enough, wouldn't it? Now imagine reliving the experience, again and again, each day like a terrible nightmare. That really would be devastating, and it happens to many people around the world. Unfortunately, some […]

How to Become a Psychotherapist: 9 Courses & Online Options

Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy is a therapeutic intervention that motivates individuals to make positive changes to their thoughts and lifestyle by improving their emotions and behavior. Psychotherapists fall under the umbrella of practitioners who provide therapeutic interventions to help people maintain their mental health. Psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic intervention; 75% of patients […]

How to Motivate Students in the Classroom: 12 Tips for Teachers

How to motivate students

Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and in order to instill and sustain a lifelong love of learning, motivation is a must. Inspire. Instill drive. Incite excitement. Stimulate curiosity. These are all common goals for many educators. However, what can you do if your students lack motivation? How do you light […]

9 Powerful Existential Therapy Techniques for Your Sessions

Existential Therapy

While not easily defined, existential therapy builds on ideas taken from philosophy, helping clients to understand and clarify the life they would like to lead (Iacovou & Weixel-Dixon, 2015). Although there is no single existential therapy, each approach shares the same basic principle that while life is fraught with dilemmas, […]

3 Simple Guided Meditation Scripts for Improving Wellbeing

Guided meditation scripts

Guided meditation is a great starting point for those new to meditation and a great way to refresh your practice if you are a seasoned meditator facing inner obstacles to meditation. Even the most experienced meditators experience obstacles, such as excessive internal chatter, dozing off, or restlessness, on occasion. All […]