5 Benefits to investing in cognitive behavior therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, known as CBT is a form of therapy aimed at helping individuals rearrange their thought process and rid their mind of negative thoughts, replacing them with positive patterns. Oftentimes, people suffering from mental disorders like depression and anxiety mostly benefit from CBT, but any individual not suffering from the same can equally benefit from CBT. The following are reasons why you should invest in cognitive behavioral therapy: You change perspective about yourself One of the many ways you benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy is that you become capable of changing how you think about yourself. CBT helps you to control your thoughts and feelings, so for

3 Tips to Helping Your Teen be More Respectful to Others

Being a teenager is usually a little frustrating for parents. It is no secret that teenagers are a challenge. Basically, at some point, all of these people are miserable because of teenage years. Although it is often assumed the one most guilty of the challenges faced during this period is the teen, nothing could be further from the truth. This is a very confusing period for teens because they too do not understand the changes they go through. Adulting 101: Millennial Life Skills Classes are excellent since they help the teachers and guardians to train teens to be more respectful to others. Transition from a demanding to a supportive parent When a teen messes up, the natural reaction is to b

Simple ways to find more calm

Close your eyes and breathe Close your eyes and breathe Mindful meditation has been proven to reduce stress and improve your immune system. Mindfulness can be understood as the non-judgemental acceptance and “open-hearted” investigation of present experience, including body sensations, internal mental states, thoughts, emotions, impulses and memories, in order to reduce suffering or distress and to increase well-being. (Kabat-Zinn, 2003). More simply, close your eyes and just breathe. If you feel you need words to help center this meditation use words like "abundance", "gratitude", "love", "peace", "fearless", "faith" etc. Simply words to help express what you are feeling or want to feel rec

MEditation breathing exercises

Meditation starts with "ME"... or basically you. Try these simple ways to meditate with counting and breathing. Counting helps. One of my favorite ways to get people to calm the mind is to give them a task while they sit and breathe. Counting things can be a way to focus and center the mind. You've heard of counting sheep while going to bed to slow down the mind. The theory behind counting sheep is that it is simple, rhythmic and repetitive nature of the visualization that helps people fall asleep. Try these Counting your breathes for a minute. Count the inhale and exhale as one breath. If you total less than 8 breaths, you are calming your body. The breathe rate relates to your heart rate.

How to start a new fitness program

If you are looking to start a fitness program. Remember to start slowly. No need to jump in and drown. Wade in the shallows, get a feel for the temperature, and soon you'll be turning a dog paddle into a free-style lap. But remember ANY change that you make like this takes time and is a journey. Here are 4 big mistakes to avoid for your fitness program. DOING THE SAME THING AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS. If you're not seeing or feeling changes and you've been doing the same thing for more than 12 weeks, it's time to try something new or make a few adjustments. Many people get into the habit of sitting on an exercise bike or walking on the same treadmill at the gym. Do something different a

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