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Coping Skill 2/100: Music

Simple: Get your favorite music. Queue it up on your favored device, computer/laptop, smartphone, MP3 player, tablet or if you’re into the classic modes of music listening, fire up the old record player, Stereo system, CD player, etc. Music, as … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in stress reduction

A good way of determining if you are engaging in healthy coping behavior (AKA coping skills or coping strategies) or if an unwanted defense mechanism, is regular introspective practice called mindfulness. Practice looking at yourself on a regular basis and being mindful … Continue reading

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Elusive Happiness

Happiness does not always have to elude us. It seems like a simple question. Can I, could I, will I be happy? With the right components in place, you can definitely rediscover happiness…or at least contentment (close first cousin of happiness). Contentment … Continue reading

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Hard Evidence for Psychotherapy Effectiveness

Psychotherapy has been proven to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and enhancing mood. This has generally been understood in the field of mental health, though now there’s empirical evidence supporting that talk therapy truly is effective: “After they completed psychotherapy, patients’ EEG … Continue reading

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