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Does Hypnotherapy Really Work? 10+ Scientific Findings

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, focus, and increased suggestibility. Yet, it is not exceptional. We regularly find ourselves lost in thought, adrift in music, and immersed in work. The difference is that during hypnotherapy, a therapist guides the client to the new mental state. Once there, the professional […]

What Is Coaching in the Workplace and Why Is It Important?

Coaching enhances performance. It can benefit anyone, not just athletes. As Bill Gates said: Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Just like […]

Harlow’s Monkey Experiments: 3 Findings About Attachment

Harlow expriment

Attachment theory refers to the idea that an infant is born with the biological need to have contact with their primary caregiver in the first few months of their life (Colman, 2001). When that need is met, the infant develops a secure attachment style; however, when that need is not […]

11 Healthy Discipline Strategies for Teaching & Inspiring Children

Discipline Strategies

Parenting comes with its own set of challenges, with new demands and stressors being placed on families in the forms of rapidly developing technology, easier access to information, and the looming presence of social media. Despite the challenges, increased access to information and technological tools have also made it easier […]

What Is a Thought Diary in CBT? 5 Templates and Examples

Thought diary

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the central tenet that our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs determine how we feel and behave (Edelman, 2018). And according to CBT, these cognitions are not fixed – we can change them. But for CBT strategies to step in and challenge our thinking, we […]

7 Best Gratitude Apps to Increase Your Wellbeing

Gratitude Apps

Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of reflection and gratitude. It is a time to say thank you on Thanksgiving Day, a time to give and receive gifts, and a time to look at the year gone past and the year ahead. However, why wait for the […]

10 Self-Care Tips for Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors

Self-care therapists

Practicing self-care may be one of the most selfless activities in which we engage. For professionals working toward others' psychological wellness, where emotional costs can be considerable, self-compassion, self-awareness, and healing are essential (Delgadillo, Saxon, & Barkham, 2018). Not only is self-care critical for the wellbeing of the therapist, counselor, or […]

35 Ikigai Quotes That Will Inspire You and Make You Reflect

Ikigai Quotes

‘Ikigai’ (ee-key-guy) is a small word with a profound meaning. Translated from Japanese, ‘ikigai’ means reason to live. It is primarily associated with the town of Okinawa, which boasts the longest living people on earth. We will look more closely at this fascinating concept, with particular emphasis on inspiring ikigai quotes […]

4 Motivational Interviewing Steps That Foster Change

Motivational Interviewing Steps

If you are a therapist, coach, medical professional, or business leader, then you are in the business of changing behavior. Think about it: therapists help clients overcome mental illness; coaches help clients solve problems; medical professionals help patients live healthy lives; and business leaders motivate employees to work toward a […]

What Is Imago Therapy? Your Ultimate Guide and Toolkit

Imago Therapy

The morning after he received his divorce papers, Harville Hendrix was teaching a psychotherapy class when one of his students asked why relationships were so tricky (Hannah, Luquet, Hendrix, Hunt, & Mason, 2005). While admitting he had no clue, he committed to finding an answer for personal and professional reasons. […]