Going to your first therapy session can be intimidating. If you’re considering psychotherapy for the first time, the process can feel a little mysterious. My aim is to demystify it a bit. Let’s explore topics ranging from choosing a therapist to common experiences after your first therapy session.Details
Psychedelic assisted therapy uses the ingestion of a psychedelic drug during a lengthy therapy session to provoke profound psychological changes. Different types of psychedelics are more promising for treating different illnesses. The four psychedelics researchers are most hopeful of are ketamine, psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA. Find out what each is best for.Details
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which one individual of a couple makes the other question their own thoughts, feelings, and even sanity. Learn more about what it is, how to detect if it’s happening to you, and how to stop and escape it.Details
This article covers the highlights of her research into vulnerability, focusing on the Brené Brown Netflix special The Call to Courage. Learn about the importance of vulnerability, and how even though it may be the birthplace of negative emotions like fear, guilt, and shame, it’s imperative for feeling joy, belonging, and love.Details
Optimistic nihilism isn’t a cure for depression. It’s a way of looking at upsetting concepts like death with a more accepting attitude. You can’t choose whether or not to be depressed, but you can choose how you wish to mitigate it. Put on your philosophy hats and let’s talk about happy topics like death, nihilism, and existential dread!Details
Dating someone with depression is not easy. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re the only one putting energy into the relationship. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to make the relationship work better.Details
Boredom is beneficial in that it triggers us to search for meaning. Despite often being thought of as a mundane, passive emotion, boredom is much more. It’s not a single emotion but an expansive spectrum of emotions related to one’s desire for a meaningful life. And it can be a strong motivator for making positive changes to your life. Learn more about how boredom’s therapeutic benefits.Details
Psychotherapy and emotional growth can be akin to some of the ebb and flow of a yoga practice. By pairing therapy with yoga, you can see improved results. These practices grow on each other, helping you to move your lives in a more mindful and value-driven direction.Details
You can’t change your past, but each moment is a new opportunity to let go of your anger and forgive your parents. Forgiveness is never a decision you make only once. It’s a process. A series of decisions.
You have the power (and the responsibility) to choose and to change, little by little, the way you see the world. By repeatedly choosing to forgive, you’ll make the world feel a bit lighter and a bit easier to live in.