Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Reclaiming Life With CBT
Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
Most of us believe life would be perfect if we had gobs of money and endless free time. But we seem to require something else.
There's something deeply lifegiving where the human hand meets the cycles of nature.
Self-criticism is common when dealing with long-term health problems. Here are 5 ways to practice self-compassion.
Fear tells you that terrible things are going to happen and that you won't be able to deal with them. Discover the truth, and set yourself free from anxiety and worry.
Anxiety, depression, and suicide have risen sharply in this cohort, especially among girls. Here are some possible solutions.
Trauma has a way of distancing us from our bodies. Practices that reconnect mind, body, and spirit are an important part of healing.
Gut health may be an important factor in recovering from a traumatic experience.
Bookend your day with these brief practices to refresh your mind and reconnect with your spirit.
Reducing anxiety and dealing with stress doesn't have to be its own source of stress. You can improve well-being in minutes a day.
This simple stimulus has surprisingly powerful effects on a wide range of outcomes, including anxiety, sleep, and meditative states.
Have you tried using the breath to calm down, without much success? Use these five principles to make breathing as relaxing as possible.
Vigorous exercise is known to improve sleep for those with insomnia. A new study tested whether it improves the sleep of those who don't have sleep problems.
Embracing life as it unfolds is one of the surest ways to live well. These books offer 5 perspectives on the power of mindful awareness.
Everyone seems to agree that knowing yourself is a good thing. These telltale signs point to your true nature.
Are people without kids really selfish and unfulfilled? Do they contribute to the perpetuation of our species? A new book examines these assumptions.
The "nonsense" of your dreams may be leading you somewhere meaningful.
I thought a week without screens would be hard but rewarding and that I'd be so excited to have my phone back. It ended up being quite different from what I'd expected.
Studies of near-death experiences, psychedelics, and meditation offer some clues.
You might be surprised by what you find—I know I was. Use these strategies to identify your priorities and live your passions.
Recent research through the Final Words Project reveals that more is being said at the threshold than we might assume.
Almost never, according to a new study of individuals with intense chronic worries.
The Stoic philosophers of Rome and Greece were right—we can find contentment no matter the circumstances.
The mindset we bring to our finances holds these 5 clues to your psyche—and explains why money is a common source of conflict for couples.
Being busy is easy, but doing what's most important to us can be a challenge. Discover how the principles of Japanese Psychology can help.
Yoga is more popular than ever. Here are 6 ways the practice can benefit your mind, body, and spirit, with insights from online yoga instructor Tim Senesi.
Dr. Kenneth Ring has studied near-death experiences for decades. As his own death nears, he shares his reflections (and jokes) about facing the end of life as we know it.
There are many advantages to spending time in your garden—not just for your body but for your mind.
What's worse than being in a controlling and manipulative relationship? Not knowing that you're in one. Here are 5 clues.
Do you want to build a closer connection? Use the science of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to strengthen your bond.
Mindfulness has become a common buzzword, yet some worry that its popularization may be stripping away much of its power.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and author specializing in mindfulness-centered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).