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Why Cry When You Can Laugh? Humor, Depression, and Stress

Studies on humor tell us that laughing reduces our cortisol levels. In fact, there was a study done in 2014 at the Robert Bosch Hospital with cardiac patients showing that humor significantly reduced levels of negative emotions such as aggression and tension. In 2017, there was a three part-study published in the Psychological and Social

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Love-Object: Attachment Theory & It’s Relationship To False Self

To Love and Be Loved A Very Brief History of Attachment Theory and its’ relationship to the False Self  The British psychoanalyst John Bowlby sought to understand the anxiety and distress  children experienced when separated from their primary caregivers. Bowlby shared the psychoanalytic view that early experiences in childhood are important for influencing development and

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What Is A Therapeutic Conversation?

Many people are surprised to learn that the main activity in therapy is talking. They wonder how that is going to change anything. To them, their problems seem to require a lot more—advice, strategies, direction. Everything is falling apart around them—it requires action to make things right again. Something must be done. Therapy is not a place for

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