Every month, around the first of the month, the team at Liberated Mind will post a short message. Monthly messages will comment on some topic related to psychotherapy and mental health / awareness.
So much of the work we do together here at Liberated Mind involves exploring Values. This month's newsletter links to a recent episode of Hidden Brain; it is a useful reminder about why values are so important for our well-being / mental health.
Physical activity has been consistently shown to relate to improved physical health, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, and psychological well-being [i]. Exercise can independently reduce the risk for depression [iii], and people who move more have a significantly lower risk for major depressive disorder [iv].
The word diet can also mean “a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly to reduce one’s weight, or for health reasons, i.e., going on a diet.” In general, this is NOT what we mean when we use the word diet, though this may be implied if what you are eating is not actually helping you take care of yourself.
We mention Sleep, Diet, and Exercise a lot here at Liberated Mind. Noted! So, let's take a moment to review each topic. This newsletter post provides links to the science on each of these topics. Please take a minute to review the science on Sleep.
As a follow up to last month’s newsletter message, I’m sharing two episodes of Hidden Brain. Even if you feel like you’ve got your cravings / wanting under control, these episodes are a must listen for anyone navigating the technological+dopamine…
The simple definition of addiction is this: continued use despite adverse consequences. Continued use despite adverse consequences. Wow. That goes way beyond drugs and alcohol. That could mean continued use of anything.
Grief is a complex emotional response to the loss of someone or something significant. It is a normal and natural reaction to loss, encompassing a range of emotions... Grief is a highly individualized process, and there is no standard timeline or specific set of symptoms that everyone will experience.
When is the right time to stop therapy? This month's newsletter is meant to empower those of you working with us here at Liberated Mind as well as anyone who happens to read our thoughts on this topic.
The Liberated Mind Top 10 List But, what does that mean?! We hear you! Really, there are so many non-specific psychotherapy practices out there! In general, these are the 10 things we work on from session to session...
Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others...