Category: Psychotherapy

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

At any given time in the year, someone may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Spring is in full bloom in some parts of the world, but here in the United States, the amount of daylight is lessening each day as autumn nears. SAD is a form of depression that typically occurs annually in certain…

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Narcissists: How They Manipulate & Traumatize Their Victims

The Hidden Language of Narcissists: How They Manipulate and Traumatize Their Victims Narcissists are masters of language who use words to deceive, coerce, seduce, and mislead. They have the forked tongue of a viper and have no misgivings when it comes to spouting poisonous, vitriolic abuse at their victims. Verbal trickery is their preferred method…

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10 Relationship Red Flags!

Most of us will have at least one, if not a few, significant relationships during our lifetime. Our first intimate encounters may be more difficult or challenging because we’re new to the experience of forming an intimate bond with another person, and may not really know what we’re doing and what to expect. But time…

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5 Ways to Get Your Unwanted Emotions Under Control

Use these 5 strategies and your emotions won’t get the better of you. Emotions are a vital part of our everyday lives. Whether you’re having a good laugh over a funny text message or feeling frustrated while stuck in rush hour traffic, you know that the highs and lows you experience can significantly affect your…

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An Updated & Simplified Co-Dependency Definition, FINALLY.

Article written by and full credit goes to: Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Regrettably, the term “codependency” has been overused, misused & often misunderstood. It has become a caricature of its original meaning. To the general public, the term now implies that a person is weak, needy, clingy & even emotionally sick. Like the…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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