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Check Your Stress: How to Identify and Reduce the Stress in Your Life

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Stress is a part of daily life and is only becoming more of a presence in this increasingly-connected world. This can be a problem, as there are all sorts of negative physical and psychological effects of leading an overly-stressed life. This article will discuss some causes of stress and the […]

Personal Strengths & Weaknesses Defined (+ A List of 92 Strengths)

What are your strenghts

Almost everyone can think of someone they love who they consider being a strong person, but what makes that person strong? Is it their self-sacrificial nature and their ability to push through hardship? Maybe it is their ability to stay calm in any challenge, or always speak with humility. Often […]

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Life After Freud

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): How Far We've Come From Freud

How do we deal with trauma? We all encounter trauma of one kind or another, but we are generally adept at coping with our mini-traumas. The real challenge is learning how to address and heal from the truly traumatic experiences in life: sexual assault, witnessing extreme violence, living with domestic […]

28 Mental Health Activities, Worksheets & Books for Adults & Students

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Mental health is an important thing to talk about, but it can sometimes feel uncomfortable for people to start discussing. It is an important subject, however, as an increase in societal mental health awareness can have positive outcomes. For example, one study examining a British anti-stigma campaign found that people […]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries: 10 Examples + PDF Worksheets

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Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing one’s identity and is a crucial aspect of mental health and well-being. Boundaries can be physical or emotional, and they can range from being loose to rigid, with healthy boundaries often falling somewhere in between. This article will discuss what healthy boundaries […]

Interpersonal Effectiveness: 9 Worksheets & Examples (+ PDF)

Interpersonal Effectiveness: 9 Worksheets & Examples (+ PDF)

What is the most important skill a person can have? There is a myriad of skills that can be added to our repertoire, enhanced, and improved. There are thousands of courses, millions of books and articles, and countless tips and suggestions to improve our lives by cultivating a certain skill […]

7 Reasons it’s Been a Positive Year for Positive Psychology

7 Reasons it's Been a Positive Year for Positive Psychology

“What’s happening in the world today?” How many times have you heard this in 2017? It’s a question we throw around a little too frequently, implying the world is falling apart. It’s not surprising given the news we’re constantly exposed to via the various channels – as a result of […]

The Emotion Wheel: What It Is and How to Use It [+PDF]

Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions: What is it and How to Use it in Counseling?

Can you guess how many emotions a human can experience? It’s around 34,000. With so many emotions, how can one navigate the turbulent waters of feelings, without getting lost? The answer: an emotion wheel. Through years of studying emotions, American psychologist Dr. Robert Plutchik proposed that there are eight primary […]

9 Self-Compassion Exercises & Worksheets for Increasing Compassion

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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama We know about the importance of love and compassion for others. As the Dalai Lama stated, humanity cannot survive without these characteristics. I’ve always loved this quote, in part because it can be taken two […]