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Mindfulness Resources To Try At Home

  What is Mindfulness?  The New Oxford American Dictionary defines “Mindfulness” as “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”  Mindfulness carries a range of benefits including reduced anxiety, improved memory and focus, ability to

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Unwanted Thoughts: When Kids Have Intrusive Thoughts and How to Help Them

Intrusive thoughts are unwelcome and often distressing mental images or ideas that intrude into our awareness without invitation. They can be disturbing, irrational, or even violent, leaving us questioning our own sanity. Intrusive thoughts often involve content that goes against your personal values, beliefs, or moral code. Since children are learning who they are, what

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Unraveling the Mind: 10 Things That Will Help with Intrusive Thoughts

Dealing with intrusive thoughts can be challenging and leave you feeling confused and exhausted. Especially if you’re trying to manage them on your own, and not talk about them. A favorite house plant (it does equally as well as an outdoor plant!) is the Zebrina Pendula. It’s a plant that does best when you break

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Unraveling the Mind: Understanding Intrusive Thoughts

Defining Intrusive Thoughts Ask any therapist why they decided to enter the field. You will probably hear something along the lines of wanting to understand behavior or emotions or being interested in the intricacies of the human mind. Sometimes our minds can feel like a rollercoaster of thoughts, emotions, and, occasionally, those thoughts can be

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What is Attachment Theory and How it Can Help You Heal

What is Attachment Theory and How it Can Help You Heal Attachment theory is a framework that describes the dynamics of relationships between individuals, especially children and their primary caregivers. John Bowlby began studying attachment in the 1950’s and was further studied by Mary Ainsworth. According to Attachment Theory, children develop a specific attachment style

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