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Mental Health

To answer the question, “can I be happy,” we have to first lay down a foundational definition of happiness, and then answer an important question....

Why does this happen? Why do people perpetrate cruelty and violence on others or silently root for it as it goes on?...

What is body-centered psychotherapy, you ask? First off, it's really weird. I'm not going to lie. Instead of sitting there in a therapist's office chit-chatting about changing your thought patterns or understanding the why of your behaviors, you deliberately get out of your comfort zone and make...

No, you don't need a therapist. You're NOT CRAZY and there's NOTHING really WRONG with you. But you're not HAPPY are you? Can you quit what you want to quit and start what you want to start? If not, WHO you gonna call? …that's right,...

The way you learn to handle your feelings is, first, by learning all the tricks to “manage” them with mindfulness and will power.  You can learn and practice those on your own all day, every day.  Try any self-help book or Google it.  When those...

The reason therapy should involve your body is because you want results.  In order to get results that last, you need to feel.  In order to feel, you have to involve your body. It's not that therapists want you to have “the feels” just for the...

Successful people go to psychotherapy because they know that if they invest in themselves, they will be more effective at what they do, enjoy themselves more, and have more satisfying relationships with the important people in their lives. Psychotherapy is not only for people who have suffered...

When you think, “trauma,” I bet you picture the emergency room in a hospital.  Head injuries, blood, stuff like that.  While that is definitely trauma, it's not what we mean in the therapy world. Generally speaking, mental health people speak of two types of trauma nowadays. ...

I know it sounds kinda weird, body-mind psychotherapy. You are supposed to talk about your feelings in therapy, right? What does that have to do with your body? You sit there, chatting with a therapist while they take notes and give you advice. Nope. You...

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