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Your Psychological Needs: Introduction

By: Jonathan Pishner There are a lot of complicated concepts in the field of psychology. But some things are simple enough and useful enough that anyone can use it to help make their life better. One of the simplest and most beneficial ideas is our Psychological Needs. This is the first of a series of [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on Your Psychological Needs: Introduction

How to Ruin Your Mood Using Social Media

by Jonathan Pishner How to Ruin Your Mood Using Social Media It’s official.  Social media is here to stay. Overall, this can be a great thing.  You can use social media as an extremely powerful tool. It helps old friends reconnect. It helps new friends stay connected. It helps you plan events, or it can [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Addiction, Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on How to Ruin Your Mood Using Social Media

Emotional Wear and Tear – the Trauma Less Acknowledged

by: Jonathan Pishner When people think about trauma, they usually think about “survival” trauma; the car crashes, assaults, war trauma, abuse, etc. These survival situations get locked into our brain, which becomes what we familiarly think about in regards to surviving trauma. What we now know is this: Survival traumas are not the only type [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Emotional Wear and Tear – the Trauma Less Acknowledged

Behavioral Mindfulness – Stress Reduction Practice for the 21st Century

By Mark Clingan Do you ever have trouble coping with stress? Do you ever feel anxious thinking about something you do not have but that you want? We all do these things at times. I know I have done both. The stress during a former job was at least partially responsible for a disease that [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on Behavioral Mindfulness – Stress Reduction Practice for the 21st Century

Rest and Relationships: the Point of the Holiday Season

by Jonathan Pishner No matter what set of holidays you celebrate, the winter holiday season was originally meant to be a time of celebration and rest.  But for many people today, it’s a time of stress, anxiety, and frustration Do you struggle with juggling the holiday task list, and sometimes just wish you could go [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Rest and Relationships: the Point of the Holiday Season

Redefining Counseling – More than Complaining on a Couch

  by Jonathan Pishner Everyone knows the image. The counselor strokes their chin thoughtfully and says, “So, how does that make you feel?” Almost everyone seems to carry some sort of image about what the counseling process is (or isn't). Anger management counseling where you practice breathing deeply and counting to ten. Couples counseling where [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Redefining Counseling – More than Complaining on a Couch

The Life You Want: It’s Too Perfect

By Jonathan Pishner Did you know it's possible to have a self-image that's too perfect? Well, kind of. You actually have TWO self images. You have the self image of you as you currently are. And you have the self-image of you as you wish to be: your Ideal Image. Most people don't know much [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Life You Want: It’s Too Perfect

Deciding When to End Your Marriage Can Actually Save It

  By Jonathan Pishner This article is for those in a long term relationship that has been toxic for a long time, who just can't get it to work and are desperate for change. Almost all of us have experienced bad relationships and the pain they cause. It seems like you've tried everything, and nothing [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Couples, Stress|Comments Off on Deciding When to End Your Marriage Can Actually Save It

Can I Help When My Child is Struggling at College?

  By Laura Walls Recently, I have gotten a lot of referrals for young adults who are struggling at college. This can look very different for each student but what almost all of them have in common is failing classes. They may also be isolated and distant or partying hard and moody. Whatever the case, [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Can I Help When My Child is Struggling at College?

What is Behavioral Addiction?

  By: Jonathan Pishner When I mentioned in passing the other day that I treat video game addiction and porn addiction, the question came up: "Wait, is that a real addiction?" The short answer is yes. The long answer is a little more complicated. Being addicted to a behavior is known as “process addiction” or [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Addiction, Lifestyle|Comments Off on What is Behavioral Addiction?