By: Jonathan Pishner When circumstances are not good, especially now, it's easy to feel powerless. That powerlessness can be made worse by a surprising source: the information we take in, especially the news. Jonathan suggests some ways to take in information that will be less destructive and more beneficial to your mental health. [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner One of the hardest things in adverse circumstances is a sense of powerlessness because of losing our good circumstances. Replicating those as much as possible helps us to regain a sense of agency and empowerment. Jonathan shares some ways you can do this for yourself during this time of crisis. For [...]
By Jonathan Pishner With the pandemic we are experiencing, many people are struggling with how they can positively impact their mental health. In the first part of our series on this topic, Jonathan introduces reasonable expectations for your mental health and a beginning point for staying as healthy as possible.
By: Jonathan Pishner The current events that we are experiencing are unusual for most of us. It is easy to feel helpless, and this is bad for our mental health. Jonathan suggests some ways that you can reduce this feeling and help your mental health during these strange times. For more videos by [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner During our current circumstances, it's common to start getting Cabin Fever, the feelings of being pent up and constricted due to too much time indoors or idle. Jonathan suggests how to view this problem and some small changes that might help address it. For more videos by our counselors, check [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner Many people fail to change their habits because there is usually a whole "stack" of habits hidden in everything you want to change. Jonathan explains how this works and how to make positive changes stick if you've struggled with this in the past. If you'd rather read the written article, click here.
By: Jonathan Pishner Mistaken Goals are a big struggle for a lot of people. They can really impact someone's life, especially in the professional areas. Jonathan shares some ideas on how to keep this from damaging your life. For more of our videos, check out our YouTube channel!
By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to the final psychological need, we have found the only one on the list that is distinctly human. You might notice that the previous four: Survival, Belonging, Fun, and sometimes Freedom, can be found in many creatures. But the need for Power? That's unique. That's all human. It's important [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to Freedom, we are moving into the more abstract and complex psychological needs. You might notice that the previous three: Survival, Belonging, and Fun are somewhat easily understood. But Freedom? How do you define that clearly? We know that it's a psychological need, but it's the first on our [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner In our society today, most people have come to believe fun is optional. Notice that it's on our list of psychological NEEDS, not on a list of wants. The simple fact is, Fun is mandatory for a happy and healthy life, no matter your age. Without this basic need met, you cannot [...]