Why relaxing is so much work.
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Katherine King Psy.D.
Looking for the root causes of suffering? Understanding these eight preoccupations will reveal motives and assumptions we often ignore.
Self-compassion tells us to be kind and caring towards ourselves, but this is easier said than done. A simple practice can help us build this new reflex in small moments each day.
Visualization has remained frustratingly out of reach for many people who struggle to “see” anything in their mind’s eye when they try. It doesn't have to be this way.
Existential crises can be painful in the moment, but in the long run they can offer wisdom, hope, and profound positive transformation.
Life presents challenges to all of us, but not everyone will learn and grow as a result. Here are a few tips to help you glean the wisdom from your toughest times.
Trying to forgive someone, but feeling lost? These four strategies can get the process started.
The importance of expertise in understanding, treating, and improving the mental health of older adults.
Our unnecessary focus on efficiency tyrannizes us, stresses us out, and negatively impacts our relationships. There is another way.
The demand for therapists available to treat complicated grief is growing, but many will find it hard to find and access competent providers.
Contrary to assumptions, many students want to learn to better help older adults. Learn what a recent survey of clinical psychology students found.
A thought record is a classic tool in cognitive behavioral therapy, but that does not make it simple or easy. These tips will help you get more out of the process.
Grief can be a long journey, and most of us don't have a map. Routine, ritual, remembrance, and restoration can help guide the way.
Whether you are feeling bored or overwhelmed, a little structure to how you plan and think about your days can help maximize well-being.
Are you trying to figure out how to get through this challenging time with your well-being intact? Here are seven strategies to help cultivate resilience.
Death is a common source of anxiety, but it doesn't have to be. Over time, death can become a teacher and a friend rather than something to fear.
When we stop seeking endless pleasure, true happiness can finally be found.
Regret can be an unpleasant feeling, but research shows it can also point us toward growth and opportunity for change.
Solutions to three common mistakes to help you get the most from a gratitude practice.
Tired of falling down the same old rabbit holes in your mind? This useful thinking tool provides six new ways to approach your everyday problems.
Feeling upset? Forget mindfulness. In fact, forget everything for a while.
If you think self-care is all about candles and yoga, think again. Noticing your habits of self-talk and making other changes to your daily routine can go a long way.
Retirement can be wonderful, but it's not always easy on a marriage. Thankfully, there are things you can both do to make the transition go more smoothly.
Research has shown that arts participation has powerful benefits for older adults, yet for too many people, engagement in the arts stops when adulthood begins.
Cognitive processing therapy helps make sense of the impact of past trauma.
There are a number of things that might be eliciting or perpetuating a behavioral problem in someone with dementia. A thorough analysis and some experimentation can go a long way.
Our core beliefs influence us everyday, but we rarely think of them.
Well-being in adulthood is dependent on our early—and continued—psychosocial development.
If cognitive behavioral therapy hasn’t helped you — or hasn’t helped enough — you have options.
When we sense we're running out of time, what really matters comes into focus.
"Feeling old" today? Think twice before you use this familiar phase.
Kathering King, Psy.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at William James College.