Body & Brain

Positive psychology articles related to the human body and brain. Which positive psychology theories and interventions can help us to improve physical and mental well-being?

Feldenkrais Method

What Is the Feldenkrais Method & Is It Effective?

The promotion of body awareness, nonjudgmental mindfulness, and mental and physical wellbeing is the reason behind the growing popularity of mind-body approaches in the Western [...]

Cognitive Decline

What Is Cognitive Decline and How to Prevent It

Each of us has been in a situation where we notice cognitive change in ourselves or someone we know. A parent who has difficulty using [...]

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback: A Promising Approach for Trauma Healing

There is increasing recognition that unresolved trauma underpins many mental health problems. A range of treatments have flourished to promote healing from trauma, with talk [...]

Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal Theory Explained (& 18 Exercises & Resources)

Ongoing research suggests that a better understanding of the vagus nerve could revolutionize how we treat various physical and mental health conditions, including epilepsy, obesity, [...]

Mental Health Stigma

Understanding Mental Health Stigma: 17 Ways to Reduce It

Have you ever been scarred by a damaging label? If so, you know the discomfort, shame, and dehumanization that occurs. Labeling others separates people based [...]

Mirror Neurons

Mirror Neurons and the Neuroscience of Empathy

Groundbreaking research in the 1990s discovered that “mirror neurons” fire whether monkeys perform an activity themselves or observe others engaging in it (Rizzolatti & Fabbri-destro, [...]

Nervous System Regulation

What Is Nervous System Regulation & Why Is It Important?

A cultural paradigm shift is happening in awareness of the mind-body connection. Ordinary people are talking about nervous system regulation. People are using “dysregulation” as [...]

EFT Tapping

EFT Tapping: The Psychology Behind Tapping Therapy

Have you thought about integrating tapping to your clinical toolbox? Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT tapping, uses the self-stimulation of acupuncture points through tapping to [...]

Mental health quotes

28 Inspiring Mental Health Quotes That Will Empower You

Mental health is an integral component of maintaining good overall health. When individuals are mentally healthy, they are able to realize their own abilities, cope [...]

Highly Sensitive Person

What Is a Highly Sensitive Person? (Incl 12+ HSP Tests)

Are you a sensitive soul? Do you know someone who is? Did you know there is a trait characterized by sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), which [...]

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