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Understanding the connection between physical ailments and emotional issues can be as simple as understanding that depression will lower your metabolism. A good way to get rid of depression is by breathing more, and more deeply. This will also increase your metabolism, as the extra oxygen...

It's not "mental health." It's uncontrolled anger. Since the general term “mental health” is being erroneously substituted in discussions lately for the specific problem of uncontrolled anger, I’ve decided to beat the drum of anger management. As I’ve said before, violence is not the result of “mental...

Deep Change is Much More Than Finding a Comfortable Role or Playing Better Games Going to therapy to get better at playing the role of good husband, good wife, bread winner, hard worker, good student, bad boy, doting mother, martyr, or anything else will not make your life...

“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a “mental health” problem because that national rhetoric is stigmatizing millions of people who will never act out their “mental problems” violently...

Supercharge your confidence and overall self-improvement goals through Group Therapy When most people think of therapy, they don’t generally think of group therapy, which is unfortunate because group therapy is a powerful and effective way to reach your self-improvement goals. Group therapy also has a number of...

With all the speculation out there right now about “mental health” and its relationship to mass shootings, I decided to answer the question, how can a kid kill? To be blunt, when a kid can kill, it’s because they have suffered tremendous emotional and/or physical pain...

Being entirely honest with yourself means listening to that little voice in your head that says, "I really shouldn't marry this woman/guy." Only when you can be entirely honest with yourself will you avoid spending 5 or 10, heck, 20 years with someone you "never...

  What The Vagus Nerve Is And Why You Should Know About It Simply put, the Vagus nerve is your 10th cranial nerve. You have 12 cranial nerves in all, and the 10th one is super special. It’s called the Vagus nerve because it comes from a Latin...

The truest test of your strength is revealed in your ability to tolerate intense feelings and refrain from acting on them in hurtful ways, toward yourself or anyone else.  The foundation of your ability to do this grows through the practice of mindful self-awareness. All...

Achieve comfort and safety by using your body to regulate your energy. Research is bearing out the reality that the use of talk therapy alone as a method of facilitating lasting change has limitations for some people. For these individuals, body psychotherapy is the key. Learning...