Therapist Answers “Do You Cry in Session?”

Sometimes I get asked “Do you cry in session with your clients” and “Is crying good for you?” In this post I answer these questions and more. Sometimes I get asked “Do you cry in session? Do you cry with clients?” The answer is “Yes, of course I do”. I am one of those […]

Skill #28 Fostering a Growth Mindset

In this post you’re going to learn how to tell if you have a growth or a fixed mindset, how to develop a growth mindset in regards to mental health, and why having a growth mindset can completely change how you feel about your mental health. Why is boredom such a difficult experience for […]

Skill #27 Get Rid of Self-Limiting Beliefs

In this post you’re going to learn how to let go of self-limiting beliefs, how to stop labeling yourself, how to stop getting stuck hating yourself, and how to find a healthy sense of self. “You are not fat. You have fat. You also have fingernails. You are not a fingernail.” -Unknown Author Have […]

Skill #26 Fight Depression and Anxiety with Your Core Values

Clarifying your core values is essential to fighting depression and anxiety. You can learn to identify and act on your core values as an antidote to constantly struggling against your emotions. In this episode we’re going to talk about how to create a life where you feel a sense of peace and integrity. You’re going […]

Skill #25 Why Trying to Feel Happy Backfires

We’ve been duped into thinking that happiness is the goal of life. Happiness may be the outcome of a good life, but if you put all your efforts into happiness, you may end up feeling miserable. People who live rich and fulfilling lives focus on their purpose and their direction — their values — instead […]

Measure Anxiety in Your Nervous System With Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

In the last video we talked about biofeedback for anxiety. In this video we’re going to dive a little deeper into heart rate variability and how you can use it to improve anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and a bunch of other health concerns. You’re going to learn what tools you can use to measure HRV. […]

Biofeedback for Anxiety

Biofeedback has been shown to help with anxiety, depression, headaches, chronic pain, incontinence, and high blood pressure. Basically, biofeedback is a simple way to improve your mind-body connection and learn to regulate your nervous system. In this video you’re going to learn all about biofeedback, and by the end of this video, you’ll know how […]

How to Journal for Anxiety and Depression

In this post I’m going to teach you another way to process emotions. It’s something you can do on your own, and it’s a powerful way to work through the jumble of thoughts and emotions that are all up in your brain. Today you’re going to learn how to journal for depression and anxiety. […]

Skill #24 How to Create the Life You Want, One Small Change at a Time

In this section we’re going to talk about how to create the life you want. But before we do that, let’s talk about the big picture of how to create change. The tiny choices we make over and over create our character, influence our mood, and determine our quality of life. When those choices involve […]

Skill #23 Self-Deception: The Problem of Not Knowing You Have a Problem

If you don’t know you have a problem, is it possible to change it? Yes, it is. And in this post, I’ll show you how. “You’re never upset for the reason you think you are.”  Today we’re going to talk about self-deception. Self-deception is the problem of not knowing that you have a problem. If […]