The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Reclaiming Life With CBT
Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
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.
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.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor of psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania.