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Music therapy benefits

What are the Benefits of Music Therapy?

20 Mar 2019
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Since the earliest days of humankind, music and the power of music, has been evident to us. After World War II, a new profession entered the arena – music therapy. With far-reaching benefits and in a variety of settings, the types and methods of music therapy have had a profound
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What is music therapy

What is Music Therapy and How Does It Work?

20 Mar 2019
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Have you ever been going about your daily business, when all of a sudden you hear a song that takes you right back to a significant time in your life? Perhaps the music leaves you feeling calmer. Or happy. Or, let’s face it, downright sad. I am sure all of us can attest to the power o
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What is a strength-based approach

What is a Strength-Based Approach? (Incl. Activities and Examples)

12 Mar 2019
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When you consider the word “strength” what comes to mind? Hold on to that for a moment. For me, the word and image of “strength” make me think of synonyms like “sturdy” “solid” and antonyms like “weak”. I also think of my personal strengths. For example, a person can believe their str
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depression self therapy

Self-Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (incl Questions + PDF)

17 Jan 2019
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Recent years have seen self-therapy become much more of a talking point in international media. The concept refers very broadly to the idea of treating one’s own emotional or psychological problems, without the help of a therapist. But what does it really mean? In this article,
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Positive Child Therapy: 19 Child Counseling Techniques & Worksheets

Child Therapy: 19 Counseling Techniques & Worksheets for Kids

17 May 2018
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Child therapy is generally not an easy topic for parents to discuss. Nobody wants their child to need therapy, but unfortunately, there are many difficult and even traumatic issues that children may encounter that a qualified professional can help them deal with. Although child therap
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Drama Therapy: Essential Techniques, Activities & Exercises + Courses

Drama Therapy: Essential Techniques, Activities & Exercises + Courses

11 May 2018
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If you’re like most people (including me!), you were probably not familiar with the concept of drama therapy before landing on this page. That’s a real shame, and you’ll see why by the end of this piece. Drama therapy is an established and validated form of therapy that can be applied
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Psychoanalysis: What is Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory/Perspective?

Psychoanalysis: A Brief History of Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory

07 May 2018
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You’ve certainly heard of Freud and psychoanalysis before, but if you’re like most people, you’re not really sure what it’s all about. You might also wonder how psychoanalysis differs from other forms of talk therapy, and the main distinctions between the theories behind each. If so,
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Attachment Theory in Children and Adults: Bowlby & Ainsworth's 4 Types

What is Attachment Theory? Bowlby’s 4 Stages Explained

27 Apr 2018
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Is it all your mother’s fault? Whatever the “it” is, Freud would probably say yes; however, we now know a lot more about psychology, parenting, and human relationships than Freud did. We know that not every issue or problem can be traced back to the mother. After all, there is another
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grief therapy

Grief Counseling: Therapy Techniques for Children and Hospice Care

25 Apr 2018
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Unfortunately, grief is an inevitable, inescapable part of life. We will all lose someone we love at some point in our life—most of us at many points—and the loss can often hit us harder than we expect. If we feel really knocked off our feet or are struggling for a prolonged period of
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Relational Frame Theory: Foundations of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (+PDF)

Relational Frame Theory: Foundations of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (+PDF)

12 Apr 2018
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Have you ever thought about the amazing ability of humans to create associations between words—which are really just arbitrary combinations of sounds—and objects, events, and complex ideas? Other species are able to make simple associations, but our ability surpasses theirs by leaps a
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ocd

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Therapy: ERP & More OCD Treatments

28 Feb 2018
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common psychological disorder that, as the name suggests, is characterized by obsessions and compulsions. These obsessions and compulsions are much more prevalent and debilitating than they are in the general population. This article will cover
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Behavioural Activation: Behavioural Therapy For Depression Treatment

Behavioural Activation: Behavioural Therapy For Depression Treatment

26 Feb 2018
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Behavioral activation (BA) is a therapeutic intervention that is often used to treat depression. Behavioral activation stems from a behavioral model of depression that conceptualizes depression as a consequence of a lack of positive reinforcement. BA is highly customizable and is a ve
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Codependency: What Are The Signs & How To Overcome It

Codependency: What Are The Signs & How To Overcome It

09 Feb 2018
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Codependency refers to a psychological construct involving a type of unhealthy relationship that people can share with those close to them. It was originally thought to involve families of substance abuse but has since grown to include other types of dysfunctional relationships. Read
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22 Emotion Regulation Worksheets & Strategies: Improve Your DBT Skills

22 Emotion Regulation Worksheets & Strategies: Improve Your DBT Skills

05 Feb 2018
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In popular culture, there is an odd but oddly persuasive idea: that we are not in control of our emotions. We feel how we feel, regardless of what is happening around us or how much we’d like to control our feelings. You can see this idea played out in movies, television shows, books,
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Interactive Guided Imagery Therapy: The Therapeutic Value Of Imagination

Interactive Guided Imagery Therapy: The Therapeutic Value Of Imagination

29 Jan 2018
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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 b
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Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): How Far We've Come From Freud

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How Far We’ve Come From Freud

11 Jan 2018
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How do we deal with trauma? We all encounter trauma of one kind or another, but we are generally adept at coping with our mini-traumas. The real challenge is learning how to address and heal from the truly traumatic experiences in life: sexual assault, witnessing extreme violence, liv
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