why our addiction treatments are failing

Why Our Addiction Treatments Are Failing…

You’ve probably been confronted with addiction and substance abuse in one way or another. God knows I have. My mom has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember. In this post, I’m going to explain why I think we have it backwards in our society in the way we look at and treat ad
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Positive Body Image: How to Feel Good About Your Body (+Worksheets)

Positive Body Image: How to Feel Good About Your Body (+Worksheets)

How do you feel about your body? If you don’t immediately answer “Great!” with a smile—don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is a very common problem for people today, especially for women. With advertisements and images of a specific body type constantly bombarding us wherever we are o
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symptoms of stress destressing

Symptoms of Stress: The Importance Of De-Stressing

Stress is a part of daily life and is only becoming more of a presence in this increasingly-connected world. This can be a problem, as there are all sorts of negative physical and psychological effects of leading an overly-stressed life. This article will discuss some causes of stress
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28 Mental Health Activities, Worksheets & Books for Adults & Students

28 Mental Health Activities, Worksheets & Books for Adults & Students

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 ant
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Cognitive Distortions: When Your Brain Lies to You

Cognitive Distortions: When Your Brain Lies to You (+ PDF Worksheets)

We tend to trust what goes on in our brains. After all, if you can’t trust your own brain, what can you trust? Generally, this is a good thing – our brain has been wired to alert us to danger, attract us to potential mates, and find solutions to the problems we encounter every day. Ho
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body mind integration

Body-Mind Integration: Training Attention for Mental and Physical Health (+PDF and Videos)

At least as far back as Sigmund Freud and the psychoanalysis movement, psychologists have argued that a body-mind concept is crucial to psychology. Much of the reasoning for this stems from the idea that physical conditions can affect mental health and that mental conditions can affec
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Psilocybin

Why I Think Psilocybin Is Amazingly Effective (e.g. for “Autopsychotherapy”)

Update January 2017: because of another profound trip I had 2 months back, I decided to give this post a necessary update and to open up avenues for discussion again via the comment section. This stuff is important. Oh, before I forget: no, I am not a doctor and yes, please use your o
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positive nutrition

Positive Nutrition: How to Improve Well-Being Holistically

One of the main goals of positive psychology is to increase well-being in all aspects of a person’s life (see the Wheel of Life). There are all sorts of mental well-being to be identified such as motivational, relational, emotional, etc. Some of the factors that play into someone’s ph
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow Optimal Experience

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: All About Flow & Positive Psychology (+PDF)

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Here’s a fun tr
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Positive Cardiovascular Health: 5 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

“With a healthy heart, the beat goes on.” Central to human life is a healthy heart and sadly heart disease currently ranks as the most common cause of death in both men and women. This scary and preventable fact has sent cardiologists around the world on the hunt for the best ways to
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the positive in positive reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement: Changing The Behavior of Children For The Better

“The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.” – B.F. Skinner The purpose of reinforcement is to help increase the probability that a specific behavior will occur when a stimulus is delivered after a response is shown. When people
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self healing meditation

Be Your Own Doctor: The Power Of Meditation For Self Healing

“The best doctor gives the least medicines.”-Benjamin Franklin Healing is most often associated with reaching out and receiving help from doctors or health professionals however we sometimes hear of amazing stories of self-healing. Whether it is curing cancer or stopping t
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Building Your Best Muscle: The Neurological Benefits of Exercise

It has been widely acknowledged that a regular fitness regime is greatly beneficial to the physical body. Most people voluntarily adopt a physically active lifestyle with the ultimate objective of controlling or achieving weight loss. Another factor that could entice individuals to in
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What is Emotional Health and What it is Not

Emotions can be wonderfully joyous expressions however they can also be detrimental to our health and well-being. The big questions when it comes to emotions are why are they sometimes very difficult to control and how can we learn to foster emotions in a skilled and healthy manner? I
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How to combat false beliefs

How Psychology Combats False Beliefs of the Mind

“We learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through life creating experiences to match our beliefs. Look back in your own life and notice how often you have gone through the same experience.” -Louise L. Hay This article contains: How False Belief
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benefits of negative emotions is the key to wellbeing

The Benefits of Negative Emotions: 3 Keys to Wellbeing

Negative emotions are beneficial. There I said it. Ok, ok, I know it sounds controversial that negativity brings health especially in the era of “smile and the world will smile back at you” we live in. Everywhere we look, there are messages such as, “Smile more often
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