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Therapy Tag

To explain why therapy groups are good for your mental health, I first need to tell you some basic things about your evolutionary history, your brain, and your nervous system. As mammals, we're wired to live in social groups We evolved that way because we were a...

Express Your Feelings and Heal Life is full of experiences that you can't let yourself express your feelings about in the moment. But do you have a method that allows you to visit those moments again later and express those feelings? When you push away feelings to...

A while back, I wrote a blog explaining why therapists don’t answer questions, and while none of what I said in that blog has changed, I want to reiterate some points and add some others. The therapist is not a model for how you should...

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...

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...

Self-possession is the state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of your feelings and composure. You only have one real possession, and that is yourself. If you want to be able to stop doing what you say you want to stop doing, start...

WHAT THE HECK IS SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY?! It’s just a fancy way of saying that you are going to actively engage your body while doing psychotherapy. So how do you do that?...

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from people that a therapy relationship is not a real relationship. It’s a pretty universal assumption. To be honest, during a large part of my own therapy, I thought the same thing....

When therapy doesn’t work, it’s because you are talking about your feelings or talking about events that happened in the past, you aren’t feeling them. Talking and insight alone have no magical qualities. In order to experience a change in the way you feel in...

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