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62 Stress Management Techniques, Strategies & Activities

62 Stress Management Techniques & Tips To Prevent A Burn Out

What happens when we continue "burning the candle at both ends" until we reach physical and emotional exhaustion? Just like the candle itself, we risk burning ourselves out. There is a parable of a frog sitting in a pot on the stove. If dropped into a pot of boiling water, […]

Honesty Worksheets, Activities & Tests: Honesty & Integrity in Therapy

Honesty Worksheets, Activities & Tests: Honesty & Integrity in Therapy

“Honesty is the best policy.” – Benjamin Franklin Or is it? Benjamin Franklin seems to think so, but he also said this: “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – […]

Interactive Guided Imagery Therapy: The Therapeutic Value Of Imagination

Interactive Guided Imagery Therapy: The Therapeutic Value Of Imagination

Interactive Guided ImagerySM (IGISM) is a specific type of guided imagery (a practice relying on visualization) overseen by the Academy for Guided Imagery. Guided imagery and IGISM have been shown to be useful in treating a variety of physical and mental health issues, and have also been shown to be […]

Why Shame and Guilt Are Functional For Mental Health

Why Shame & Guilt Are Functional For Mental Health

Shame and guilt are two self-conscious emotions that everyone will feel several times throughout their lives. These are generally negative emotions which make people feel bad about themselves and can have negative consequences. That said, shame and guilt are important emotional components of leading a prosocial life. This article will […]

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 […]

Existential Therapy: Make Your Own Meaning

Existential Therapy: Make Your Own Meaning

You may have a certain set of assumptions or associations pop into your head when you hear (or read) the word “existential.” Perhaps you think of movies or books where “everyone dies” seems to be the overarching message. Maybe you recall philosophers you read about in high school or college […]

18 Self-Esteem Worksheets and Activities for Teens and Adults (+PDFs)

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We all experience moments of self-doubt and uncertainty. Even the most confident and happy people have moments where they think, “I’m such a failure.” It’s a part of being human. However, if you find yourself having these kinds of negative thoughts frequently or letting these feelings get in the way […]

5+ Best Books on Gratitude + Oliver Sacks’ Gratitude Book

5 Best Books on Gratitude + Oliver Sacks’ Gratitude Book

Gratitude has been a hot topic in the world of positive psychology research for many years. In fact, if you type “gratitude” into Google Scholar, you’ll get about 1.32 million results! Gratitude is a popular area of research not only because it is an inherently “positive” topic, but also because […]

The #1 Reason Why We Want More And More (And More)

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The #1 thing that holds people back from having a smoothe-as-honey lifestyle, where you can just get up, feel great, and connect with other people in meaningful ways, is… (Drum roll) Not being grateful. You can have all the money and achievements in the world. But, if you are grateful […]

The Positive Psychology Of Successful Relationships (Oh, And Sex…)

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Here’s the unhappy truth about long-term relationships: Over time, as couples get used to each other, they have less sex. There, I said it. Sad but true. In fact, as Sonja Lyubomirsky has noted, the amount of time two people have been together as a couple is a better predictor […]