Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Reclaiming Life With CBT
Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
Chronic sleep problems can be demoralizing. What are the potential downsides of tricks for falling asleep? And what's the best way to beat insomnia?
Writing about people we're thankful for boosts our well-being. Does expressing our gratitude help even more?
Cognitive behavioral therapy can help your relationship in many ways—even when the treatment isn't specifically about your relationship. Find out how to start using CBT today.
If you've struggled to limit your eating after dinner, you're not alone. Find out why the drive to keep eating can be so strong—and ways to rein it in.
Across human communication contexts, nothing is more important than truth. A new meta-analysis describes one important feature that distinguishes fact from fiction.
Understanding the role of melatonin in sleep helps explain its limited usefulness in relieving insomnia.
Many people are plagued by violent thoughts they have no desire to act on. Fortunately treatment can help.
Personality characteristics like emotional stability and extraversion are by definition hard to change. Which traits are more responsive to therapy than we might have thought?
If you're not sure "being more mindful" is the answer to all your problems, you're not alone.
If you're tired of putting off tasks, consider creating a plan to help you cross those items off your list.
Rather than missing out on our life, we can experience anything as though for the first time.
It can be frustratingly hard to change negative feelings about ourselves. Instead of focusing on your feelings, start with your behavior.
A brand new meta-analysis brings together two lines of research about human traits: personality and emotional intelligence. Are these labels just two names for the same thing?
A new book describes how mindfulness behind the wheel can make you a more relaxed, more focused, and safer driver.
Carefully chosen goals inspire our best effort.
Am I depressed because I can't sleep? Or is my insomnia causing depression? Research studies have answered these and other questions.
In the aftermath of a trauma we may find not only suffering but unexpected growth.
If you've wanted to start meditating and weren't sure where to begin, use this guide to get started.
It's hard to stop excessive worry, in part because we believe we should worry. Find out why we worry, and how to worry less.
Behavioral Activation for depression is well-tested and highly effective. Find out how to get the most out of this treatment, whether on your own or with a therapist.
No surprise here: yoga relieves anxiety. But how? We consider 7 ways yoga can help us better manage stress and anxiety.
Learning and practicing new skills is at the heart of CBT—whether you're working with a therapist or on your own.
If you have the desire and the time to meditate on a regular basis and don't, what's getting in the way?
While everyone's reaction to trauma is unique, recovery can feel more manageable when we know what to expect in the aftermath—including opportunities for growth.
If you're heading back to college this fall, it's worth focusing on getting adequate sleep.
With alarming rates of chronic pain and opioid-related deaths in the US, how can we more effectively treat chronic pain?
A recent study explores why expecting more than we deserve leads to disappointment and damages relationships.
Sometimes what seems like a self-esteem problem turns out to be our intuition telling us we're capable of more.
Recent research suggests that caring for others may be as important as caring for ourselves when we're feeling stressed.
Trying to find certainty through repeated checking in OCD is bound to backfire.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor of psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania.