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.
Meditation is known to lower stress, quiet the mind, and calm the nervous system. So why doesn't it help you fall asleep?
It's easy to see those with different political views as "the enemy." Examining the stories we tell ourselves can help us find common ground.
Challenging our anxious thoughts with CBT can be helpful, but can also backfire.
It can be easy in these politically polarized times to base our opinions on our party's platform. Take this quiz to see if your friend is able to think for themselves.
Eight-five percent of those with COVID reported wearing masks "often" or "always" before getting sick. Does that mean masks aren't effective?
The vast majority of us believe in God or a universal spirit, but we rarely share our personal spiritual experiences. These six factors may hold us back.
A recent report from the CDC shows an alarming rise in rates of depression. Practices from mindfulness-centered cognitive behavioral therapy can help.
What we put in our bodies is a very personal decision—especially when it’s a substance that alters our brain chemistry. Consider these seven issues when weighing your options.
Nations, communities, and individuals are hurting. Foster loving kindness for yourself and others through a time-honored practice.
Overwhelming anxiety can affect every part of your being. Retrain your brain and find relief through daily practice in mindfulness-centered CBT.
Conventional wisdom says that introducing your kids from a young age to responsible drinking can prevent future problems with alcohol. The data tell a different story.
Face masks have become a divisive symbol in the debate about our response to the coronavirus.
There are enough things to be concerned about now without the overlay of runaway thoughts. Practice seeing through the disasters the mind creates.
In times of anxiety and uncertainty, your mind can be a powerful partner or a formidable foe.
Our natural tendency toward growth is still available in the time of COVID-19.
New research reveals how you and your partner affect each other's sleep quality—especially if you go to bed at the same time.
The pandemic has revealed the danger in assuming that we've seen it all before. Practice looking at the world with fresh eyes.
Massive changes in how we live have led to feeling overwhelmed and out of control. But we can reclaim our sense of agency—starting today.
Countless couples are facing the challenges of the extended coronavirus crisis. Here are six ways to stay connected with your partner when times are hard.
Make your mind an ally when you’re hurting.
Consider carefully whether alcohol delivers on its promises.
These thinking errors are contributing to the spread of COVID-19.
Effective therapy is possible even when you and your therapist can't be in the same room.
Traditional treatments focus on getting rid of symptoms, with limited effectiveness. A more recent approach focuses on changing one's relationship with depression.
Many people believe one of the most harmful myths about suicide—that the deceased acted without considering the effects on others.
Fear and caution tend to go hand-in-hand. But you can maintain your peace of mind as you take reasonable precautions against the coronavirus.
Calm your mind, body, and spirit with these six evidence-based practices from Mindfulness-Centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
We risk being vulnerable when we express our love directly.
Anxiety is a many-headed beast, affecting mind, body, and spirit. Use an integrated approach to calm the nervous system with these tips for facing fear.
Do fear and avoidance dominate your driving experience? Effective treatment offers greater freedom on the road.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and author specializing in mindfulness-centered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).