How Most Anxiety Can be Beaten With Just One Simple Method

The most important ingredient in almost all successful anxiety treatments is what therapists call exposure. Here is what it is and why it works.

How to Break the Bonds of Victimhood and Build Self-Esteem

Here are two simple ways to feel more in control of your life and better about yourself.

9 Essential Issues Good Therapy Should Address

Despite the fact that all people are unique individuals who will need their therapy tailored to their specific needs, there are some general factors that define good therapy. If you and your therapist are not addressing them, important therapeutic stones may be left unturned thus limiting your therapy's effectiveness.

We Use Only 10% of Our Brains and Evolution Is Just a Theory

Do you believe that people use only 10 percent of their brains, or that evolution is merely a theory? Perhaps after a perusal of this post you'll jettison such nonsense and be more scientifically savvy as a result.

Meditation: What It Is, How To Do It, And Why You Should

Once you cut through all the hype meditation techniques, like Transcendental Meditation, can be very helpful for many people. Indeed, meditating regularly can help reduce stress and worry, increase energy and mental focus, and enhance physical and mental well-being. Here's how to do it.

Your Most Important Sex Organ Probably Isn't What You Think

Most people aren't aware of what their most important sexual organ is. It might surprise you to learn it's your tongue and not necessarily for the reasons you think.

How to Know If Your Goals Are Realistic

Are you a quitter or a switcher? Quitters stop trying too soon because they often lack perseverance. Switchers redirect their efforts after giving something a fair try and wisely recognize their intrinsic limitations. Which are you?

Why You Need Actual Friends In An Increasingly Virtual World

Despite the rising role of social media in the world, many people complain of increasing loneliness and isolation. Here is what you need to know about actual, genuine friendship.

Why You Need to Know Your Emotional Temperature

Many people tend to overreact. Here is a simple but effective method for gauging your emotional responses and keeping them in proportion.

How to Beat OCD Without Drugs (It's Simple But Not Easy!)

Here's how to conquer OCD using cognitive-behavior therapy which is much more effective than drug treatment, has no medication side-effects, and carries a far lower relapse rate. You might be surprised at how simple it is.

Is Purpose the Key to Longevity?

Recent research has suggested that purpose in life, no matter when arrived at, can enhance longevity. Perhaps by coming to terms with other existential challenges too, both quantity of life and quality of life can be further optimized.

Five Psychotherapy Myths Many Therapists Believe

It is not surprising that many consumers in the mental health marketplace have various misconceptions about psychotherapy. What is surprising, however, is that many therapists have them too and they hinder their therapeutic effectiveness.

Four Simple Ways to Increase Your Psychological Flexibility

Here's how to make your mind more nimble and increase your psychological range of motion.

Seven Ways to Become a Better You

Professor Arnold A. Lazarus pioneered CBT and created MMT (Multimodal Therapy) which is one of the most comprehensive yet elegant methods of psychological therapy ever conceived. Here is a quick, seven question framework with which you can use the power of MMT to transform yourself.

Four Habits of Happy People

You may not know how many years you'll have in your life, but here's a surefire way to get more life into your years and get the most happiness out of your life.

What to Do If Your Child Comes Out

Here are the essential Dos and Don'ts of helping your child if he or she comes out to you.

Understanding Mourning

Here is some helpful information about an almost universal occurrence that is uniquely experienced.

The Man Who Ushered in the Era of Effective Psychotherapy

A tribute to Professor Arnold A. Lazarus, Ph.D., ABPP (January 27, 1932 - October 1, 2013), The psychologist who coined the terms "behavior therapy" and "behavior therapist," wrote the first text on what would come to be known as CBT, and helped to shape the landscape of current psychotherapeutic practice. Mostly, he helped an enormous number of people achieve happiness.

Taming Jealousy

Jealousy is a tricky, two-edged emotional sword because, in small amounts, it can serve to protect important relationships by motivating people to be attentive and act desirably. In large amounts, however, jealousy is often very corrosive to relationships and can even give rise to violence that can utterly destroy them. Here's how to tame the green-eyed monster.

Five Tips For Coping With Loss

Despite being a universal and inevitable part of life, there is no one-size-fits-all way to feel and cope with loss. Nevertheless, there are several helpful hints that can soften the blow of loss and promote the healing of emotional pain

Is Everything We Think We Know About Adultery Wrong?

Many people believe that extramarital sex is always a sin and never justifiable. It might surprise you to learn that sometimes adultery can be good for a marriage

Therapists Say The Darndest Things

Here are the five most astonishing things I have ever heard another therapist say. Prepare to be amazed, amused, and, perhaps, disturbed.

How to Keep Your Fears From Holding You Back

Do you want to conquer your fears and anxieties? Here's how to talk and walk yourself through them and live a fuller and more confident life.

Four Common Myths and Misconceptions About CBT

Although cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is more than 50 years old, and has gained increasing prominence as one of the most scientifically studied and effective forms of psychological treatment, it remains poorly understood by many. Here are the four most common mistaken beliefs or myths about CBT:

The Virtues of Pessimism

Why pessimism might be the secret to a longer life

Is Your Pride Preventing Your Happiness?

Many people feel that "toughing it out" is preferable to seeking help for emotional difficulties. This is often due to the common but unfortunate belief that getting help for psychological problems is a personal failing or a sign of weakness. The fact is, however, that happiness is more important than pride or ego. Here's why.

The Truth About Hypnosis

Have you ever seen a hypnotist mesmerize, amaze, and entertain an audience by hypnotizing volunteers and making them do amusing things? Well, then you've never witnessed actual hypnosis.

The Negative Path to Happiness

If you subscribe to the the power of positive thinking, you might be surprised to learn that it often backfires. Here's how to use the power of negative thinking to increase your satisfaction.

Beware of Self-Fascism

Is it good to be much harder on yourself than you are on others?

Does Your Therapist Face the Facts?

Would you let your medical doctor give you a drug that the FDA had never evaluated or even rejected as unsafe? Well, in the realm of psychological therapies there is no FDA so it's essential to be an educated consumer in the mental health marketplace. Here's some of what you need to know.