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Creating a Mantra Card

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

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…


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…


Don’t React, Respond: How to Better Control Your Emotion

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Have you been in a conversation or a situation where someone has said something that’s triggered you to react?  Maybe you’ve become angry, or frustrated, or sad?  And once you…


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…


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…


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…


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 Importance of Reciprocal Relationships

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The Importance of Reciprocal Relationships

While most of us would agree on the importance of reciprocal relationships, we don’t consciously think about this idea of reciprocity when it comes to friendships…


Decoding Emotions

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Decoding your emotions 

For many of us, dealing with our emotions is something we avoid. Or, we simply act on our emotions, without knowing the underlying reason for our actions. To decode your emotions means to slow down the entire emotion/thought/act…


Tired of Not Feeling Desired

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

            You’ve been dating for a while and you’re feeling frustrated with the progress you’ve made. There are endless categories you could put yourself in…


Body Image Basics

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Body Image Basics

 

While some men may indeed suffer with body image issues, this tip is specifically written for women.  Imagine a continuum with extremes at either end:

Anorexia nervosa or…

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