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23 Creative Self-Care Activities For Groups

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Let’s be honest; the world today is quite chaotic. Self-care has never been more critical in an age when we have had to deal with a pandemic, raging wildfires, other environmental disasters, and political upheaval all across the globe. It may seem that self-care sounds like a vague cliche. For […]

Self-Esteem Research: 20 Most Fascinating Findings

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Self-esteem has fascinated psychologists for over one hundred years and is one of the most widely studied concepts in the social sciences (Bleidorn, Hufer, Kandler, Hopwood & Riemann, 2018). However, despite ongoing research and our intuitive understanding that self-esteem is linked to feelings of self-worth, there is much we don’t […]

Forgiveness in Therapy: Help Clients Forgive Themselves and Others

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Do you value forgiveness? If so, you are probably living a happier and healthier life. Forgiving someone who has done us harm or forgiving ourselves when we’ve made a mistake is perhaps the most critical step in healing and moving on. Although we don’t often talk about forgiveness as a […]

16 Decatastrophizing Tools, Worksheets, and Role-Plays

Decatastrophizing Tools

In moments of panic, we often assume the worst will happen. However, when we continually overestimate the likelihood of disaster and doubt our ability to cope, and yet still see such negative thinking as rational and correct, we need support (Wilding, 2015). Decatastrophizing is a form of cognitive reappraisal that can help […]

Perseverance in Psychology: 4 Activities To Improve Perseverance

Perseverance in Psychology

Perseverance refers to our ability to pursue a goal or passion over time, and stick with it if we encounter obstacles or setbacks. In the Values in Action (VIA) Inventory of Strengths, perseverance is defined as “finishing what one starts; persevering in a course of action despite obstacles; ‘getting it […]

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection Through Research

The debate about the mind-body connection has been around for millennia. From ancient philosophers and religions to modern science, there have been different views on whether the mind and the body are related, if they can affect each other, and how that interaction can be possible. Although mainstream contemporary science […]

Developing Empathy: 8 Strategies & Worksheets for Becoming More Empathetic

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We have all met people who appear to lack empathy. When they see someone upset or having a hard time, they appear baffled, unclear how to respond. Why are they like that, and can it be changed? Genetics provides part of the story (Horsburgh, Schermer, Veselka, & Vernon, 2009). The […]

20 Top Coaching Podcasts Coaches Should Listen To

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Coaches, like all professionals, benefit from being part of a community. Sharing experiences, discussing lessons learned, and exchanging techniques, strengthen knowledge, and build expertise (Cox, Bachkirova, & Clutterbuck,2018). Whether just starting out or with years of experience under your belt, some podcasts can help you develop your business and coaching […]

15 Must-Read Empathy Books for Cultivating Kindness

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Empathy involves the ability “to feel or imagine another person’s emotional experience” (McDonald & Messinger, P. 2). This powerful emotion inspires compassionate behavior that may mean the world to another person. Indeed, empathy in which positive emotions are shared is associated with increased prosocial behavior and happiness (Morelli, Lieberman, & […]

20 Best Therapy Podcasts to Inspire Practitioners

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While psychotherapists come from many different backgrounds and practice in various settings, they all benefit from initial and ongoing training. Podcasts provide a valuable and reliable resource for gaining new insights into the field of psychotherapy. Easy to stream–or downloadable and listened to on the go–interviews and talks are available […]