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Benefits of Self-Compassion

Benefits of Self-Compassion | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Compassionate self-talk has been shown to calm the threat-detection system and allow us to be more understanding with others. Kristin Neff is an expert in self-compassion. Her research found that “...
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2 newly released videos sharing the beneficial components of self-compassion and how it is more motivating and healing than self-criticism. 

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, November 7, 2014 10:16 AM

2 newly released videos sharing the beneficial components of self-compassion and how it is more motivating and healing than self-criticism.

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, November 19, 2014 9:19 PM

Great resources in self-compassion! 

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Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Video on TED.com

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:51 PM

Insightful, funny video about the tools we can actively add to our lives to become happier, more connected, and increase mental wellness.

Pat Slade's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:15 AM

Work happy.  Happy work.

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The Power of Meditation for Teen Mental Health | Newport Academy

The Power of Meditation for Teen Mental Health | Newport Academy | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Teen meditation practice is an incredibly powerful tool for healing. Ongoing research is validating the role it can play in mental health and recovery.
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Scientists have shown that teen meditation is just as effective as medication. One study found that meditation had the same impact on anxiety and depression as antidepressants did, without dangerous side effects.

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Collector, Minimalist or Hoarder: Whoever Dies With The Most Toys Wins

Collector, Minimalist or Hoarder: Whoever Dies With The Most Toys Wins | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

What’s your lifestyle? Have you arrived at this intentionally?  Are you content with your circumstances?  Do you allow others to enjoy their own way of life, although it may differ from yours?

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How the possessions in your life can tell you more about yourself.

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Out With the Old, In With the New! Self-Care Resolutions for 2017 -

Out With the Old, In With the New! Self-Care Resolutions for 2017 - | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
At the start of the 2017, instead of new gym memberships and the same old resolutions, consider adding true “self-care” into your life.
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Tamara Tatum, LMFT-A, shares her guide to a more holistically healthy you in the new year.

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.
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Can a song be constructed to reduce stress? Give it a listen...

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You Can Write Your Way Out of An Emotional Funk. Here’s How.

You Can Write Your Way Out of An Emotional Funk. Here’s How. | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
It takes 20 minutes.
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Dr. Susan David discuses how writing down and then stepping out of your thoughts and emotions can lead to healing.

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Why It's So Difficult To Be Self-Compassionate | Care2 Healthy Living

Why It's So Difficult To Be Self-Compassionate | Care2 Healthy Living | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Do you constantly beat yourself up for making mistakes? Here's why so many of us do this and why we find it so difficult to change.
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Are you self-compassionate? Here's why it is harder than you think. 

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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The very myriad of activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between them, is likely making you very tired. When w
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Tired? It could be due to multitasking. 

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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Why your productivity may be making you less productive and what you should do instead—backed by science.
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Overwork leads to the opposite effect we are looking for...burnout. Find out how to recover from burnout and get the outcome you really want.

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This Neuroscientist Shares 7 Critical Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Healthy

This Neuroscientist Shares 7 Critical Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Healthy | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.
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Dr. Amen gives 7 great tips that make a world of difference in daily life. Start practicing now!

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The Physiological Benefits of Hugging

The Physiological Benefits of Hugging | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

"Hugs make you feel good for a reason and it's not just the loving embrace that gives us that warm feeling in our hearts. It's much more."

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Take full advantage of the benefits of a hug. It's healthy!

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New Happiness Strategy

New Happiness Strategy | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating more happiness in life, experts usually tell us to add more things—get a dog, build a friendship, add a gratitude list, etc. But, what about taking things away? Subtraction. Could that actually make us happier?
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Great article on a appreciating the present and finding happiness in it! 

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When to Seek Therapy « Relationships

When to Seek Therapy « Relationships | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
We all must endure some stormy weather in our lives. So, how do you know when to get help in making it through these tempests?
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A great article to help you gauge when to seek therapeutic support. 

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One Mindful Technique Everyone Should Use To Decrease Anxiety (Hint: It's Not Meditation)

One Mindful Technique Everyone Should Use To Decrease Anxiety (Hint: It's Not Meditation) | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Sound bath practitioner Sara Auster explains how what we hear affects our overall well-being. Here's how you can use sound to give yourself a "sound bath," reducing stress and anxiety.
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Anxious? It may be what you're listening to.

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The Value of Your Values - Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute

The Value of Your Values - Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Unlike goals, values are not specific achievable activities. They are more like the concepts in life that we find to be important.
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Not living our values will cause disenchantment and a lack of fulfillment.  Clearly identifying our values helps us to purposely live them every day.

 

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The Secret Life of the Introvert

The Secret Life of the Introvert | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

If we take a closer look at the essence of an introvert, we might find some hidden introverts among the class of outgoing attention-getters.

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Are you really an introvert? According to Jonathan Cheek's research, you could be without knowing it.

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Spend the First Hour of the Day on Activities That Add Value to Your Life – The Mission

Spend the First Hour of the Day on Activities That Add Value to Your Life – The Mission | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

The first hour of the day is precious and should be treated accordingly. 

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Srinivas Rao discusses how to give your day a boost by starting it off with high value vs. low value activities

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How to Improve Your Working Memory and Become More Productive

How to Improve Your Working Memory and Become More Productive | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Upgrade your working memory with research-backed advice in order to become a master of cognition in even high-pressured situations.
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How you can help your brain function more efficiently with these simple and everyday actions

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Why You’re Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals - Mindful

Why You’re Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals - Mindful | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.
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8 Myths and One Truth About Intimacy in Your Relationships

8 Myths and One Truth About Intimacy in Your Relationships | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Without realizing it, your beliefs about intimacy may be based more on myth than reality. These 8 myths and one truth will help increase your understanding of relationships.
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Dr. Susan Whitebourne debunks popular myths about intimacy and relationships and ends with a timeless truth. Read more here.

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Why We Care About Self-Esteem, And What Matters Even More

Why We Care About Self-Esteem, And What Matters Even More | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Three things that provide the gifts that Self-Esteem promised but couldn’t keep
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Self-esteem is no longer the key to unlocking potential. Dr. Pamela Paresky offers three alternatives proven effective time after time. Read more here: 

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Three Simple Ways to Pay Attention - Mindful

Three Simple Ways to Pay Attention - Mindful | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Practicing meditation doesn’t involve a whole new set of skills. It works so well, Sharon Salzberg says, because it enhances life skills we already have. 
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How to use concentration, mindfulness and compassion as keys to unlocking your attention potential. 

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Why Self Care Is So Important

Why Self Care Is So Important | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
You’re overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home, and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of this stuff, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym, and forget about your social life entirely. When we’re stressed, self care is usually the first thing to go. And that only makes things worse.
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Self-care is an easily overlooked because of crazy schedules and to-do lists. However, it is a refreshingly necessary task. Do you plan for you? 

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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | 5 New Years Resolutions That Will Benefit Your Mental Health

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | 5 New Years Resolutions That Will Benefit Your Mental Health | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Its about to be a new year, which means its time to start thinking about what your New Year's Resolutions will be.
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Need Creative Solutions? Try This Technique

Need Creative Solutions? Try This Technique | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
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Are you seeking solutions? If you need help problem solving a personal or professional challenge, take a an art break and turn those thoughts into pictures.

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Eight steps to achieving forgiveness

Eight steps to achieving forgiveness | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Holding a grudge can have serious implications on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, but there’s more to forgiveness than simply ‘letting it go’. Psychologist Robert Enright outlines eight steps to practising forgiveness in a meaningful way
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