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Depression in Mothers

…ive ways to treat depression. These include several forms of talk therapy, mindfulness meditation, and certain medications. There are also steps a woman can take in her daily life to help actively fight symptoms of depression. As a new parent, so much worry goes into your child’s well-being. Yet, one of the most important things a woman can do when becoming a mother is to work on being in good mental health herself. If she starts to notice symptom…

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Relationship Skills

…your goals. You can learn how to calm yourself down before reacting using mindfulness techniques in moments of stress. You can take a serious interest in getting to know yourself, your wants and motivations and learn more about yourself. One avenue to achieve this self-knowledge is to solicit input from trusted friends. This can be a first step, allowing you to be more honest with yourself and your partner and more authentic in your relationship….

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The Dangers of Narcissistic Parents

…or to give up when they realize that they fall short of being the best? As mindfulness expert, Dr. Donna Rockwell so eloquently expressed in another recent interview for PsychAlive.org, “The best way we can teach [our children] is by being interested in them as people. And instead of saying ‘I need you to be a doctor or a lawyer or a candle maker,’ to discover what do you love about life and what’s interesting to you and what do you want to be… An…

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Red Pill or Blue Pill?

…s. Dr. Yip has developed her own innovative treatment modality integrating Mindfulness Training and Strategic Paradoxical Techniques with CBT in the treatment of children and adolescents. She’s published numerous articles, presented at more than 35 national and international conferences, and worked to train other professionals in the field to be effective clinicians. She holds a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Argosy Univ…

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Social Anxiety Disorder

…y common in children and is too often overlooked. Once identified, it is relatively easy to treat; Cognitive Based Therapy provides methods to control the anxiety. Patients learn effective skills through relaxation and mindfulness training, role-playing, and social skills training. They are given the opportunity not only to face their fears but to identify the triggers behind their anxiety and regain control of their thoughts….

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Is Sexting Cheating You Out Of Real Intimacy?

…… This constant state of stimulation leaves little room for contemplation, mindfulness, and deep intimacy, which are all necessary for maintaining relationships.” A damaged connection can lead us to start looking for excitement or romance in other places, like Twitter, Facebook, or exes whose numbers are conveniently programmed into our cell phones. This communication doesn’t always lead to deception or infidelity, but the distraction alone inhibi…

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How to Cope with an Allergy to a Person – Part 2

…hing and muscle relaxation exercises or transcendental meditation or other mindfulness sensitivity training exercises to feel relaxed mentally and physically. Secondly, play is a good medicine. Music, massage, walk, swimming, games and hobbies or recreations are advisable to carry over the play spirit into everything we do. Be a cheerful giver and smile gaily as you pass it on. Do not think about your problems in violent or emotional language beca…

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Staying Healthy for Our Most Vivacious Self

…learned to do effectively: eat well, get plenty of restful sleep, practice mindfulness, and love others (and myself) full-heartedly. Wellness is the most important undertaking of our lifetimes really, because without it, we have no foundation on which to build, in a creative way, our unique and particular life story. In order to see one’s choices clearly, and therefore base decisions on skillful analysis of all the options, it is extremely useful…

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VIDEO: Teaching Children to Be More Mindful

…very active in teaching children in school what she calls focusing because mindfulness is too scary or meditation is too scary. So, and this is another important point – they spend a lot of time with children working on their senses – What do you see? What can you touch? What can you smell? So that they’re actually connected in their bodies. They can start learning feeling words. And, yeah, I think it’s really important. And her work, what she’s d…

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VIDEO: Sitting Meditation Practice

…ly naturally start emulating that in our life. So we are more upright in life. We’re standing with better posture and with better posture, we’re more present, we’re happier. And if we’re shlumping, we’re going to shlump through life and there’s no remedy for that. But mindfulness and formal sitting practice does that to us, this new posture. And I found even with myself, I’ll sit more upright or I’ll, you know, it opens up our heart, it opens up o…

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