Relationships, Health, and the Brain by Dan Siegel
Why self-compassion works better than self-esteem.
“The mind that’s perennially striving for a better place or condition creates suffering by leaving the present moment, which is the only place we can experience love, peace, or happiness.”
The left brain is the literal, linguistic hemisphere of our brain. It longs to make sense of the physical sensations and emotions generated in the right hemisphere. When the left brain is able to do so, we not only get over difficult experience but making meaning out of them. …
Amanda Dufresne Lee tells her story of being attacked while jogging and being able to reclaim her life. How I Finally Ran a Half Marathon 10 Years After Being Raped During Training.
Link to article.
Do you feel better when you have a good night’s sleep? Do you want to have better sleep? Well read this great handout on sleep and get on your way.
I am not a fan of prolonged exposure cognitive therapy for post-traumatic stress. I’m a big fan and practitioner of EMDR. If anyone wants to know why, I’d be happy to answer your general questions about trauma/ptsd and EMDR.
When talk therapy isn’t helping, give EMDR Therapy a try.
Coloring for adults is a great alternative for stress management, mental health and mindfulness. Carl Jung used to ask his clients to color in Mandalas. See the attached article and video.