Self-Talk

Positive Self-Talk: “Why not say something positive about yourself?”

Words and thoughts we say to ourselves, commonly referred to as Self-Talk, can be used to direct attention to a particular thing to improve focus or in conjunction with other techniques. Our thoughts determine our feelings - our feelings determine…

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Happy Healthy Brain

How To Maintain a Happy Healthy Brain

Positive experiences change the brain by making happy connections between the thinking brain and the feeling brain. The more happy connections that survive and thrive... the more learning occurs. Brain connections hyperlink what we know, what we understand, what we feel, and…

Loneliness

Loneliness and Psychology: Why Am I so Lonely?

Human beings are wired for connection on every level. Physically, we crave the comfort of a warm, nurturing body from the moment we leave the womb. Mentally, we are taught and conditioned to seek opinions, advice, and guidance from others.…

Talk Therapy

Talk Therapy

“Talk therapy” – or psychotherapy or counseling – is a proven effective way to reduce anxiety and depression, and to feel better about yourself and your life. Every person experiences emotional concerns at some point. Don’t let them get the…

Self-Awareness Therapeutic Story

Self-Awareness Therapeutic Story

I have a friend who is also a psychologist. At times he does some tricky things to help the kids he meets look differently at the way they are thinking. He believes that, if something goes wrong, there are many…

Psychology and Forgiveness

Psychology and Forgiveness

Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness. Think of something that's been bugging you…