Posts Tagged "emotions"

What is “Mindfulness”?

Posted on Oct 5, 2015

We’ve all heard it before: be mindful! Sure, sounds easy enough. But, what exactly does being “mindful” mean? Mindfulness can have broad definitions, but in psychotherapy, it is often defined as a psychological state of awareness of our own experiences. It is an important staple in many different types of therapy, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The key point to remember when it comes to being mindful is that your thoughts and emotions are not fixed, they are free-flowing, and they come and go. Why is this helpful to note?

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Judgmental? You Be The Judge!

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

When first meeting someone, we’ve all been guilty of making assumptions and forming preconceived notions about them. The interplay that takes place between both parties’ verbal, visual, and behavioral cues is what informs our judgment of that person. We may harbor preconceptions about people, and these can often, and unsurprisingly, be inaccurate.

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Moving Forward: Past to Present

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

One of my favorite phrases is “moving forward.” Life is constantly changing, and it is important for us to change with it, moving from past to present. There is no pause button on the passage of time, which leaves us little choice but to continue moving forward. We need to adjust to the ebbs and flows and inevitable changes that take place in our lives, as swimming against these currents can lead to frustration, distress, pain, and burnout.

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A Thoughtful Dance: Mind-Body Synchronization

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

There are so many facets that represent who we are as human beings: our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and everything in between. Like a well-oiled machine, our minds and bodies work in tandem to create a certain energy and flow, and these processes influence the ways we present ourselves to the world. Are you in tune with it all?

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Happy Love Yourself Day!

Posted on Feb 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day is here, and this specific day can evoke a wide range of emotions. Maybe you’re overcome with joy and excitement. Or, maybe you feel sheer annoyance and disdain.

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