CATEGORY: The Brain & Change 55 articles

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

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Present Moment Awareness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Do you find yourself stuck in the past, ruminating over previous conversations or interactions?  Or maybe you’re focused on the future, stressing about what could happen or how your future…


How to Create a Positive Outlook

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you stuck on the negatives in your life?  Maybe you’re at a job that you don’t like, or you’re in an apartment rather than in the home of your…


5 Ways to Boost Your Body Confidence

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

It is mid-summer here in Philadelphia and that means it’s hot as an oven (at least by Northern standards). It’s time to put on those shorts, swimsuits, summer dresses and…


Circle Activity for Negative Thoughts

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Circle Activity for Negative Thoughts

Do you often find yourself trapped inside your own negative thoughts? Are these thoughts often negative thoughts towards you? Often times, a person may be trapped…


Learning How To Learn

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

In school, we learn so much about math, science, geography, psychology, etc. yet, it is rare to learn how to learn. Are you going away to college for the first…


Negative Self Talk

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Negative Self-Talk

Negative self-talk is often formed through our experiences with others, especially during childhood, who have subconsciously embedded thoughts in our minds throughout our life. Often times as an adult…


Identifying Toxic Thought Patterns

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Identifying Toxic Thought Patterns: There are certain fundamental needs in childhood, such as safety, attention, love, praise, empathy, guidance, and protection. When these needs are unmet, toxic thought patterns, or schemas…


Feeling Lonely: How to Fight the Stigma

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Feeling Lonely: One day you are sitting alone after a long day and it hits you: you are feeling lonely. Whether you moved to a new city, had a falling…


Coping with PMDD

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Coping with PMDD: PMDD, or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, is when premenstrual symptoms are more severe than PMS, occurring for a longer period of time, and affecting mental health symptoms, such…


Negative Stories and Anxiety

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

When life is uncertain and your anxiety heightens have you ever made up really negative stories that just continue to raise your feelings of anxiety? You may be…


The Stages of Cultural Sensitivity

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Everybody struggles with cultural sensitivity.  You may offer someone pork when they don’t eat it. You may find yourself stumbling to find the correct words or phrase that helps you…


Preparing for Academic Success

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you struggling with achieving academic success? The semester is winding down and your grades are being posted. This may prove to be an exciting and validating time if…


Resiliency And Rewards

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Resilience and Rewards

The battle of resilience versus rewards has had an impact on our survival throughout time.  In our early years as Homo Sapiens, failure meant the loss of life. …


What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Before you make your standard New Year’s resolution to go to the gym at least three times a week, think about what you truly…


The Wave

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson

Are you feeling overwhelmed by negative feelings? Are these feelings compounded by the negative feelings you have about your initial emotion, as in meta-emotions. Meta-emotions are way that they…

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