Are you your own worst critic? It’s good to hold yourself accountable, but self-compassion is a requirement for good mental health. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) offers various ways to practice being gentle with yourself.[Read more…]
How Does the “Mental Filter” Make You Sad and Anxious?
What Is the “Mental Filter?”
Depression occurs for many reasons. A common one is unhelpful thinking patterns — traps that our thoughts can fall into and get stuck in. These are also called cognitive distortions, and the “mental filter” is a common example. The mental filter is like having a screen over your mind that obscures the positive aspects of a situation while letting the negative aspects through.[Read more…]
What is the Best Type of Trichotillomania Treatment?
Updated June 11th, 2022
What is Trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania is the recurrent and hard-to-control pulling out of one’s hair. The pulling occurs most commonly from the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelids, but it may occur from other regions of the body. People with trichotillomania often describe experiencing an overwhelming urge to pull their hair. This makes the behavior very difficult to control.[Read more…]
Assertive vs. Aggressive: What’s the Difference?
Many people use these two terms interchangeably, but there are important differences in what it means to be assertive vs. aggressive. See below for examples of assertive communication and some helpful tips.
What Is Assertiveness?
Assertiveness is a helpful way of communicating that is clear, direct, and constructive. It’s built on the understanding that your own needs and another’s needs are both important to consider, and that both deserve to be respected.[Read more…]
Integrative Therapies: Are They Good Psychotherapy Options?
Integrative therapies are an intuitively appealing approach. Learn about what they are and whether they make sense for you.
What Is Integrative Therapy?
The term “integrative” or “integrated” therapy is used in two ways.[Read more…]