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40+ Benefits of Self-Control and Self-Discipline

benefits of self-control

For many people, self-control represents a deeply desired; yet, allusive attribute that too often slips through our fingertips. There is a multitude of areas in everyday life where so many of us want to do better. This is particularly evident given the millions of people (including almost half of Americans) […]

14 Health Benefits of Practicing Gratitude According to Science

benefits of gratitude

The health benefits of expressing gratitude are many, and some might surprise you. Scholars, spiritual leaders, and scientist throughout history have deliberated on gratitude. More recently, the scientifically-validated benefits of gratitude are better understood. Through the work of leading researchers like Robert Emmons and Martin Seligman, we know that this […]

CBT for Children: 14 Ways Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Benefit Kids

CBT for children

Helping children become aware of the ways in which thoughts can influence emotions and behavior is one of the most valuable lessons we can bequeath. At a time when social, cognitive and emotional development is expeditious, reframing counterproductive thinking and the beliefs that underlie that thinking is integral to navigating […]

Top 11 Benefits of Self-Awareness According to Science

Benefits of self-awareness

So many humans are walking around this planet unaware of the impact they have on the people around them. Within each of us is a tremendous capacity to affect change. Yet, too many of us simply react to the creations of others. Being self-aware and practicing daily reflection and introspection […]

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Benefits of CBT

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered to be one of the most rapid therapies there is when it comes to getting quick results. CBT is both brief and time-limited in comparison to other types of therapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is based upon the idea that our thoughts, not external events like people […]

The Importance, Benefits, and Value of Goal Setting

The Importance, Benefits, and Value of Goal Setting

How often do you set goals? How often do you revisit your list? We all know that setting goals is important, but we don't often realize how important they are as we continue to move through life. Goal setting does not have to be boring. There are many benefits and […]

7 Strength Finding Tests and Questionnaires You Can Do Today

If someone asked you to define yourself, what would your answer be? Strengths are inherent potentials that influence our thoughts, emotions, and actions. They define who we are and determine our uniqueness. Wisdom, courage, perseverance, and humility are a few instances of the qualities we possess. In psychology, character strengths […]

20 Reasons Why Compassion Is So Important in Psychology

why is compassion important

Compassion is as vital to life as the air we breathe. For in the absence of compassion, how many benevolent, selfless and heroic deeds would have happened throughout history? Imagine a world without Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., St. Francis of Assisi, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and so many […]

7 Interesting Science-Based Benefits of Psychotherapy

Benefits of Psychotherapy

Historically mental illness has been ‘treated’ in a host of dangerous and sometimes horrifying ways. Around 7000 years ago trepanation was the treatment de jour. It was thought that mental illness was caused by evil spirits and could be cured by drilling small holes into the brain. While trepanation and […]