Look on the Bright Side: The Science of Optimism (Positive Psychology Series #2)
November 14, 2017
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Most studies show that being optimistic is good for us: optimists have better mental health and may even live longer.

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How Do You Feel About Yourself? Tips For Raising Self-Esteem
January 25, 2016
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How do you feel about yourself? Tips for Raising Self Esteem, picture titled Observer by Hernan Pinera at FlicrkPhoto Credit Hernan Pinera
You’ve probably heard that self-esteem is important, but you may not know exactly what to do if you’re not feeling so great about yourself. In today’s post, I’ll review what self-esteem is,... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Schedule “Worry Time”
May 11, 2014
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Want to decrease the amount of time you spend worrying? Schedule “worry time.” It may sound counterintuitive, but employing this cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) tool can help you develop... Read More...
Reduce Depression by Using a CBT Activity Log
February 17, 2014
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Feeling down?  Studies show that an increase in activity can increase happiness, and reduce depressive symptoms.  Using a an Activity Log is one type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Identifying Cognitive Distortions
January 28, 2014
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The term Cognitive Distortion comes from the theory of cognitive-behavioral therapy – one of the more widely studied and effective forms of talk therapy. A cognitive distortion refers to... Read More...
What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
January 15, 2014
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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (also known as CBT) has been studied extensively and is considered one of the most effective forms of talk therapy for a variety of psychological difficulties, including... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Challenging Cognitive Distortions
January 15, 2014
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Challenging cognitive distortions meme: whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right, Henry FordMeme Credit: HealthyPsych.com
As referenced in other material on healthypsych, “cognitive distortions” refer to biased ways we humans think about ourselves and others.  The term has its origins in cognitive-behavioral... Read More...
Psychology Tools: A-B-C-D Model for Anger Management
January 10, 2014
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The A-B-C-D model is a classic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) technique developed by one of CBT’s founders, Albert Ellis.   When applied effectively, this can help address a variety of... Read More...
Psychology Tools: What are Cognitive Distortions?
November 7, 2013
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Cognitive distortions, a concept from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), refer to biased ways of thinking about oneself and the world around us.  The model essentially states that there are... Read More...

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