Mental Health and Workplace Productivity

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…

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What is Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)?

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…

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New Study Finds Employees Prefer AI Mental Health Support

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…

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Promoting a Continuum of Mental Health Care for Students

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…

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

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…

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How To Foster Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience in Your Children

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…

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5 Negative Thought Patterns and How to Avoid Them

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…

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How to Cope With Negative Emotions

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…

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Burnout in the Workplace: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Burnout describes a state of severe mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion in response to prolonged or chronic work-related stress. Burnout often carries with it a sense of cynicism and discouragement regarding one’s professional ability. If left ignored, workplace burnout can even increase the risk for serious illnesses such as depression, diabetes, and heart disease. As…

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5 Breathing Techniques to Reduce Anxiety

Breathwork is an ancient practice that has been largely lost. You can use controlled breathing to manage stress, reduce anxiety, and improve overall health and wellbeing. In our first post in this series, we explored the science and physiology behind why and how breathing techniques work to reduce anxiety and stress. Today, we’re taking a…

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