CATEGORY: The Brain & Change 56 articles

The Brain and Mental Health - an exploration of the connection. How your mind effects your thoughts feelings and behaviors.

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Hope during a Pandemic

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

Since coronavirus began its spread in the US, social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders have been implemented across the country in an effort to slow the spread of the virus…


Improve Your Therapy Experience

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

                              

     Sometimes seeing the same therapist for long periods of time can begin to feel unhelpful…


7 Day Intimacy Challenge

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Intimacy is the building block of emotional health. Without it, meaningful relationships are hard to create, let alone maintain. Despite its importance, many people struggle with building intimacy across their…


Balancing Your Thoughts

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How to Change Your Negative Mental Filter

Do you find that you are often focusing on the negative thoughts or events around you? Do you ignore or discount positive experiences…


Asking for Help

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

    Asking for help may seem easy for some and difficult for others.  Usually it is not asking for help itself that is the issue, but the meaning or…


Your First Time

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

     Okay.  Be honest.  When you first read this title, Your First Time, were you thinking this article was going to be about sex?  Especially given that one of…


Hardships Are Temporary

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        It doesn’t matter who you are or how many luxuries you have; every person is going to experience hardships in their life.  These are the moments…


Am I Too Emotional

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        “Am I too emotional?” is a question that many people ask about themselves.  There is the worry that they’re being overly “dramatic,” “sensitive,” or “extra.”  This…


Creating a Mantra Card

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

In Hindu and Buddhist practices, mantras are considered sacred phrases that are sung or spoken in order to enhance concentration during meditation. These days, psychologists, yogis, and others have borrowed…


Tidying Up Your Mind

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Using the KonMari Method to Let Go of Unhelpful Core Beliefs

You have likely heard about the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. You may have spent hours binge…


Overcoming Negativity Bias

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

Overcoming negativity bias is far more complicated than most people imagine. Though we often split the world into optimists and pessimists, the reality is our brains are hypervigilant to threats…


Accessing Your Wise Mind

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

Considering the fast pace of our world, it is not surprising that we may engage in reactive responses or employ knee-jerk decisions. However, if we can find a way to…


Benefits of Your Wise Mind

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

In the late 1980’s, Dr. Marsha Linehan created a cognitive behavioral treatment known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for chronic suicidal, self-injurious individuals who struggled with emotion regulation. A key…


How to Transition from College to Work

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

For many, college can be a wonderful time of self-exploration, connecting with others, and engaging in fun activities.  Regardless if you went to college for four years or more, transitioning…


Self Care during the Holidays

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

For some the holiday time can be an exciting time of year filled with great food, loved ones, and traditions. For others, it can bring feelings of anxiety, loneliness, frustration…

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