By: Jonathan Pishner Self-hatred is a problem for many people, and it becomes a problem for one very important reason: it often works (temporarily). Jonathan discusses this in more detail and now a person can let go of self-hatred as a strategy a little more quickly. For more videos by our counselors, check out [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner Many people spend a ton of time and energy beating themselves up because they're not yet where they want to be. Jonathan discusses accepting your current self while working toward the more "ideal" version of yourself that you want. For more videos by our counselors, check out our YouTube Channel.
By: Jonathan Pishner Being able to appreciate yourself is hard for a lot of people. Many people deny themselves any sort of self-approval until they "earn" it. Jonathan suggests that if you're going to insist on earning it, at least give yourself credit for your effort, not just when you do everything perfectly. [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner The ability to accept, appreciate, and love yourself is essential to your good mental health. Jonathan introduces some ideas about why this is difficult for many people, and some basic ideas to help people begin working toward more ability to appreciate and love themselves. For more videos by our counselors, [...]
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 Irrational negative beliefs cause negative emotions. Jonathan explains a particularly difficult belief to fight against: that we MUST dwell on the fear that something bad might happen. For more videos by our counselors, check out our YouTube Channel.