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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It goes well beyond the health benefits.
Jason N Linder, PsyD
How mindfulness has become overly watered down, and what we need to realize to begin to recapture its substance and wisdom.
Feel constantly controlled by your emotions? Here's what you can do differently from a mindfulness standpoint.
A brief guide to how and why EMDR therapy works.
Are you feeling like a slave to your phone? This may help.
Stressed in your relationships? Here's the case that developing your own mindfulness practice could help.
There's a possibility that you can reconnect with yourself and grow from this panic, whether you are infected or not.
If you constantly battle with food and your diet, this may help.
Do you feel wound up all the time? Mindfulness may be an easy answer.
If you've become increasingly unsatisfied with the quality of your sexual encounters, this may help.
Mindfulness meditation can become blissful.
Feeling constantly tugged around by insatisifaction and a bad mood? These mindfulness hacks can help quickly.
Humans are the only species aware of our future demise. A new perspective can allay the fear of death and help us savor our lives.
Ever wonder what the connection between gratitude and mindfulness is?
Trauma is not always what you think it is. Mindfulness and mindfulness-based therapies can be especially helpful in treating trauma.
Life is significantly more enjoyable when, instead of mindlessly racing through daily tasks, you savor them like sacred rituals of pleasure, healing, and cleansing.
Here I explain what mindfulness is, and why it has shaken up not only psychology and mental health fields but popular culture as well.
Afraid to practice gratitude because it reminds you of what you'll lose? Here's why you should practice it anyway.
Maintaining mindfulness around what you're grateful for can transform the quality of your life in little time.
Distraction is not an impediment to the practice, but central to mindfulness.
Interested in the intersection between mindfulness and EMDR? Here's their overlap, packaged in brief and easily digestible terms.
When we're regularly conscious of the end, we can live more fully in the now.
If you tend to overlook the importance of mental training, it may behoove you to explore its potential.
Recent research shows how mindfulness rewires our brain for calm and well-being.
Find yourself stuck in thought too often? This may help.
Sick of the endless negative chatter in your mind? Here's an alternative.
Do you have the idea that mindfulness is merely an individual practice? Here I show the evidence that it's deeply a relational endeavor.
Do you feel at the mercy of your emotions? Mindfulness has a simple, yet profound answer.
If you feel like you aren't in control of your attention, this can help, and it need not take a lot of time.
If you spend most of your day speeding from task to task, this post may save your life.
Many people practice mindfulness only for its ample health benefits. Aside from those, here's one central reason, among others I'll cover later, to practice it anyway.
Jason N. Linder, Psy.D., LMFT, is a professor at National University. He is a licensed bilingual (Spanish-speaking) therapist specializing in relationship, trauma, addiction-related, and mindfulness therapies.