motivational interviewing

Benefits of Motivational Interviewing

As humans, we are creatures of habit – a trait that can work against us when the habits we develop are not in our best interest. Changing your behavior can be one of the most challenging things to do, especially if you can’t seem to find the internal desire...


anxiety dream

How Your Dreams Reflect Your Suppressed Emotions

If you’ve ever tried to get past a stressful day by putting negative thoughts out of your mind, only to have them come back to you a few nights later in the form of an anxiety dream, you probably know how your attempts to suppress waking thoughts can intrude...


DBT

Unique Advantages of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a highly effective branch of cognitive behavioral therapy, originally created to treat acutely distressing mental health issues such as borderline personality disorder and chronic suicidal ideation. Today, the goal of DBT is to change people’s unhealthy behavior and disrupted thought patterns. What Is DBT? The term...


emotional resilience

Top 3 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Life can be tremendously stressful and unpredictable. The phrase “emotional resilience” describes a quality that influences people’s ability to respond to crises, as well as deal with the challenges of daily life on a more even keel. Emotionally resilient people can work through traumatic or difficult life events with the understanding that these...


panic attack

Panic Attacks vs. Panic Disorder: What’s the Difference?

They can come out of nowhere and bring symptoms such as intense fear, sweating, shaking, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations and a feeling of being out of control. They’re panic attacks, and if you have ever had one, you may already be familiar with how uncomfortable they can be. In severe cases, you might...


cognitive behavioral therapy

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy that has proven to be an effective treatment for a range of mental health challenges and mood disorders. The overarching goal of CBT is to help people identify and rectify negative or unhelpful thinking. By understanding the thought patterns that...


3 pillars of mental health

The Three Pillars of Mental Health

Researchers are beginning to understand more and more about the link between mental and physical well-being. While physical health affects how you feel, it is only one component of your overall wellness. Our psychological health also impacts our ability to make smart decisions, relate well with others and live...


food and mood

Food and Mood: How Nutrition Impacts Your Mental Health

We’ve all heard the saying “You are what you eat,” but it turns out that conventional wisdom may ring even truer than we realized. A growing body of research is highlighting the connection between your diet and your overall outlook on life.  Unhealthy Eating Patterns Can Lead to Mood Swings We’ve all experienced the...