Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

It may be all in your mind, but brain scans suggest the effects are real. Source: Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience? This link will take you to a well-written summary of neuroscience research that illustrates how the brain responds to the experience of hypnosis. From New York Magazine, Nov. 21, 2016  

Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?

Hypnotherapy might be more helpful than you think. Consumer Reports fills you in what you need to know and explains whether this therapy is more than hype. Source: Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype? The Source link will take you to an article from Consumer Reports – it does a nice job of outlining some of… Continue reading Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?

Your job is killing you!

Danish workers have a single payer health system, so it’s easy to track how people use their benefits. This study appears to confirm the link between a rise in work-related stress and the negative impact on our health. More work and pressure to perform beyond certain levels leads to an increase in depression, anxiety —… Continue reading Your job is killing you!

Girls first Ski Jump – Facing Fear

Before you play the video – please be aware that the video starts off quietly, and later gets very loud. This is because the girl featured here starts off sounding timid – and later shouts out her delight with her jump. I was talking with someone today about facing fear, especially in social settings. What… Continue reading Girls first Ski Jump – Facing Fear

OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

OCD’s Companions The link will take you to an article on PsychCentral. The author makes the important point that rarely do we suffer in a unidimensional manner. Problems can show up in clusters. That’s why it’s so important to get a thorough assessment that guides treatment. Make sure you tell your therapist all the symptoms… Continue reading OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health – SAMHSA News

Journalism resource guide – from The Carter Center Journalists will find this new resource a helpful tool when reporting stories that include individuals with behavioral health concerns. The Carter Center published the Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health that aims to increase accurate reporting of behavioral health issues, decrease stereotypes, and help reporters better understand… Continue reading Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health – SAMHSA News

Transforming Anxiety

Have you ever wandered around a bookstore? If you’ve wandered around a bookstore, you’ve likely had the experience of picking up a book that you didn’t know existed. And, maybe, that book – now known to you – changed your life, or influenced it in a substantial way. The same thing happens on the Internet.… Continue reading Transforming Anxiety

Howie Mandel Shares Struggle With OCD

Howie Mandel Shares Struggle With OCD For Bell Let’s Talk Campaign (VIDEO). I appreciate that Howie is talking about his personal challenges with OCD. This video is particularly poignant – he describes how he inadvertently revealed his condition on live radio. His dismay and shame are palpable. What saves him? To know that he’s not… Continue reading Howie Mandel Shares Struggle With OCD

The Biology of Anxious Temperament

Anxious Temperament The Biology of Anxious Temperament May Lie With a Problem in an Anxiety ‘Off Switch’ — ScienceDaily. The Key Point Follow the link above to read the full article – but here’s the key paragraph – from my perspective: “This finding is very important as it focuses our thinking about treatment on promoting… Continue reading The Biology of Anxious Temperament