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Ethical Framework for the Use of Social Media by Mental Health Professionals

Ethical Framework for the Use of Social Media by Mental Health Professionals | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it

Via Kevin Friery
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Worth reading and thinking through - both for professionals and receipients of such services.

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This is worth a read.

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The pseudo-science of Alcoholics Anonymous: There’s a better way to treat addiction

The pseudo-science of Alcoholics Anonymous: There’s a better way to treat addiction | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
AA and rehab culture have shockingly low success rates, and made it impossible to have real debate about addiction
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Turning a New Year’s Resolution Into Action With the Facts

Turning a New Year’s Resolution Into Action With the Facts | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Much of what we know — or think we know — about keeping self-improvement promises is wrong, experts say. Here are seven common myths about habits.
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Debunking the Myths about Boys and Emotions

Debunking the Myths about Boys and Emotions | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Research has found that boys can connect emotionally with others at a very deep level—we just have to make it safe for them to do so.
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"Studies of infants have shown that neurologically, there isn’t much difference between boys’ and girls’ capacity for empathy. Yet, according to neuroscientists, because girls are allowed to express their emotions, their ability to identify and understand both their own and others’ emotions cultivates their empathetic skills beyond those of boys’."

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.
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quote: "If we can train ourselves to take regular vacations — true vacations without work — and to set aside time for naps and contemplation, we will be in a more powerful position to start solving some of the world’s big problems."

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Dlaczego niewiele pamiętamy z dzieciństwa? Naukowcy odpowiadają: mózgi małych dzieci produkują za dużo nowych neuronów

Dlaczego niewiele pamiętamy z dzieciństwa? Naukowcy odpowiadają: mózgi małych dzieci produkują za dużo nowych neuronów | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
W końcu udało się wyjaśnić, dlaczego tak niewielu z nas pamięta cokolwiek sprzed swoich trzecich urodzin - informuje New Scientist. Okazuje się, że przyrost liczby neuronów nie zawsze pomaga w zapamiętywaniu nowych informacji - gdy jest zbyt gwałtowny, powoduje zapominanie.
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"Zjawisko zanikania wspomnień z dzieciństwa jest nazywane amnezją dziecięcą. Do tej pory naukowcy uważali, że dopiero w wieku 3 - 4 lat mózg jest wystarczająco dobrze zorganizowany, by coś zapamiętać i dlatego nikt nie pamięta swoich pierwszych urodzin. Dzięki badaniom przeprowadzonym na myszach przez Katherine Akers, pracującą w Szpitalu Dzieci Chorych w Toronto, okazało się, że prawdopodobnie jest inaczej, a winien jest gwałtowny przyrost liczby neuronów."

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What does it feel like to be depressed?

What does it feel like to be depressed? | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
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""To feel oneself as not in relation, as not having a body and as not having a life or a future means that one is either lacking or questioning the very taken for granted qualities of human experience. This helps illuminate depression as a very powerful phenomenon which makes aberrant the most basic existential features of life.""

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Why Clingy Partners Cling

Why Clingy Partners Cling | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Expert explanations for bad, mad love.
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(...) it seems that people with an anxious attachment style should be particularly prone to bad, mad love. They push their partners to become too intimate too soon because they fear the love object will slip away. When these relationships come to an end, the anxiously attached are driven almost immediately into another one, which they similarly pursue until it reaches its own logical, unhappy conclusion.

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Zdrada. Zjeść ciastko i mieć ciastko

Zdrada. Zjeść ciastko i mieć ciastko | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Z Bartoszem Zalewskim, psychologiem i psychoterapeutą, rozmawia Iza Michalewicz
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"100 proc. świata można mieć tylko w pierwszym roku życia, kiedy to niemowlę dostaje wszystko, czego potrzebuje. W dorosłym życiu nie da się mieć wszystkiego. Można dostać 60-70 proc. Przez całe dorastanie, a potem dorosłe życie uczymy się, że nie każda nasza zachcianka będzie zaspokojona. I ludzie różnie się z tym godzą."

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Can we break free from the fear of missing out? – Jacob Burak – Aeon

Can we break free from the fear of missing out? – Jacob Burak – Aeon | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
The fear of missing out haunts our social networks and our real lives alike. But there is a way to break free
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"Being connected to everyone, all the time, is a new human experience; we’re just not equipped to cope with it yet."

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Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You

Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.
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"Sadness is not usually valued in our current culture. Self-help books promote the benefits of positive thinking, positive attitude, and positive behaviors, labeling sadness as a “problem emotion” that needs to be kept at bay or eliminated. 

Evolution must have had something else in mind, though, or sadness wouldn’t still be with us. Being sad from time to time serves some kind of purpose in helping our species to survive."

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When Is Rape Okay?

When Is Rape Okay? | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
When Is Rape Okay? - Research into the views of men AND women finds that society is still fairly unhealthy when it comes to when it's 'OK' to rape a woman.
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Shame Does Not Teach Children to Do Better

Shame Does Not Teach Children to Do Better | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it

TeIt's beyond unfortunate to see so many people cheering on the shame and the humiliation that so many parents are freely dishing out. It’s human nature to instinctively want to fit in with others an...


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Teach with positive messages.... build up, rather than break down! great article!

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Can Connection Cure Addiction?

Can Connection Cure Addiction? | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
The best way to win the drug war might not be police or prisons, argues Johann Hari. Instead, we should strive to reduce feelings of isolation.
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Health Tip: Find Purpose in Life

Health Tip: Find Purpose in Life | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
The growing science on how a body imbued with meaning becomes physically healthier
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Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice

Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Cultivating cooperative communication
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"One thing to consider here is that not arguing shouldn’t suggest not communicating. Conflict is a necessary part of every relationship; we can’t have light without darkness. That conflict, however, better serves us when it is approached creatively. Creativity here is intended in the most basic sense of the word; to build something, rather than tear it down."

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How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain

How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Experts have long known that neglect and abuse in early life increase the risk for psychological problems, but now neuroscientists are explaining why.
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Ludzie odporni na zmianę. Na czym polega „pseudorozwój”? | Zwierciadlo.pl

Ludzie odporni na zmianę. Na czym polega „pseudorozwój”? | Zwierciadlo.pl | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
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"Chodzą na kolejne szkolenia i terapie, ale nadal pozostają w tym samym miejscu. Zmieniają partnerów, pracę, ale „nowe” nie znaczy „inne”. Są dowodem na to, że współczesne popkulturowe traktowanie rozwoju osobistego może być równie destrukcyjne jak nałóg."

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Eve Ensler on How Trauma Makes Us Leave Our Bodies and Disconnect from Ourselves

Eve Ensler on How Trauma Makes Us Leave Our Bodies and Disconnect from Ourselves | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
"Many of us have left our bodies -- we're not embodied creatures, we're not living inside our own muscles and cells and sinews."

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"I think — from my own life experience, and certainly what I’ve discovered in many women and men across the planet — is [that] when we’re traumatized, when we’re beaten, when we’re raped, we leave our bodies. We disconnect from ourselves. And if it’s true that one out of every three women on the planet have been raped or beaten, which is a U.N. statistic, that’s a billion women."

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Getting Over Procrastination

Getting Over Procrastination | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
If we think of procrastination as the flip side of impulsivity—as a failure of self-control rather than a failure of ambition—then the way we approach it shifts.
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Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination? | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.
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"Sirois suggests that interventions that focus on increasing self-compassion may be particularly beneficial for reducing the stress associated with procrastination because self-compassion allows a person to recognize the downsides of procrastination without entangling themselves in negative emotions, negative ruminations, and a negative relationship to themselves. People maintain an inner sense of well-being that allows them to risk failure and take action. "

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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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"Our study suggests that efforts should be made to structure activities so that instrumental consequences do not become motives. Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also — counterintuitive though it may seem — their financial success."

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Busy is an Addiction – Rands in Repose

Busy is an Addiction – Rands in Repose | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it

"As an industry, we’ve created an impressive amount of institutionalized drama around getting things done. "

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The Art of Focus

The Art of Focus | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
The secret to winning the internal battle against distraction is not to say “no” to trivial things but to say “yes” to powerful longings.
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"Many of us lead lives of distraction, unable to focus on what we know we should focus on. According to a survey (...) 66 percent of workers aren’t able to focus on one thing at a time. Seventy percent of employees don’t have regular time for creative or strategic thinking while at work.

 

Since the prohibition sermons don’t work, I wonder if we might be able to copy some of the techniques used by the creatures who are phenomenally good at learning things: children."

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