What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

September 30, 2021

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common form of psychological treatment used to help patients find new and more constructive ways to behave through improving their thought patterns. CBT is based on the belief that psychological issues largely arise from unconstructive thought patterns and maladaptive behavior, both of which can be greatly improved through self-awareness and prescribed coping strategies. The primary goal of…

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How the Growing Social Isolation in the U.S. Impacts Mental Health

September 15, 2021

The stats don’t lie: Social isolation is on the rise. More than 1 in 4 Americans live alone—the highest rate ever recorded.1 The percentage of adults who are married is also declining, as is community involvement (measured through things like volunteerism and religious affiliation).1 One of the most significant factors impacting social isolation has been the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdowns, mask mandates, and…

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Mental Health and Workplace Productivity

August 23, 2021

The need for a targeted campaign against workplace mental illness is becoming increasingly apparent in today’s work climate. How Mental Health Is Affecting Your Workplace A recent survey of 34,622 employees looked at the relative cost of different health conditions as measured by the sum of medical costs and lost productivity. Researchers found that depression ranked as the single most costly condition, while…

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What is Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)?

August 11, 2021

Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) is a form of short-term therapy used to improve relational attachment and bonding. In this post, we’ll discuss the basic tenets and theories of EFT and some example of cases where this therapy can be beneficial. History of EFT Developed by doctors Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s, EFT is rooted in research on the human emotional experience…

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New Study Finds Employees Prefer AI Mental Health Support

July 22, 2021

A recent global survey conducted by HCM Oracle has confirmed employee mental health is a crisis of top priority—and the solution preferred by most employees is AI mental health support. 82% of People Prefer Robots to Humans in Mental Health Care Many employees are hesitant to speak with management about their mental health. Instead, according to the Orace study, they indicate a preference…

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Promoting a Continuum of Mental Health Care for Students

July 22, 2021

Currently, one in five children ages 13-18 are living with a mental health condition (Walker, 2018). Although the majority of students with a mental health disorder respond positively to qualified healthcare, 70% do not receive adequate treatment (Walker, 2018). Contributing to the lack of support provided for children struggling with mental health problems is a severe shortage of qualified school counselors and psychologists. However, even…

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What You Need to Know About Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

June 24, 2021

What is Solution-Focused Therapy?             Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that focuses on discovering solutions by drawing from personal strength and resources. Most traditional therapies focus on problems and traumas in the past; SFT looks toward the future and takes a goal-oriented approach. This form of therapy can be extremely beneficial in certain situations. Use Cases for SFT…

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How To Foster Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience in Your Children

June 24, 2021

Although childhood is often thought of as a carefree and idyllic stage of life, the reality is that life doesn’t exempt children from challenging situations. It doesn’t take long for every child to experience some form of stress, adversity, failure, or emotional pain. Without support and guidance, facing these challenges can feel overwhelming to a child. Fortunately, parents are uniquely situated to coach…

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5 Negative Thought Patterns and How to Avoid Them

June 8, 2021

We’ve all experienced the consequences of allowing negative thought patterns to control our emotional state. All too often, counterproductive thoughts can turn into an insidious habit, undermining our emotional health and sabotaging mental clarity. One of the first and biggest steps in taking charge of repetitive and self-destructive thought habits is simply in recognizing them for what they are. Black and white thinking…

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How to Cope With Negative Emotions

June 8, 2021

Emotions are a critical part of our lives. Whether positive or negative, our feelings provide shades of meaning and beauty to our experiences. They can also present a significant challenge when we find ourselves stuck in a negative emotional state. How should we handle negative emotions? Should emotions be allowed to run their course, or should they be stuffed away and denied? It…

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