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Implicit Learning Does Not Always Come From Mindful Individuals
2013-11-14 05:21:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People assume that being mindful would be helpful in preventing bad habits, but unfortunately, it also inhibits the formation of good ones. A new study from Georgetown University investigates the impact of implicit learning. At first glance, their discoveries seem counterintuitive. Many people assume that mindful individuals would score higher when testing the ability to recognize patterns among dots than distracted people....

2013-11-13 23:24:56

Couple Mapping™ introduces a simple new technique to help families deal with holiday relationship stress. (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Holiday time can be stressful for all relationships, and when family dinners meet family dynamics, things can spiral out of control. Holidays are supposed to be a time of fun, togetherness and love, but creating those lasting memories with Uncle Bob and Aunt Janet can be almost as challenging as bringing world peace to our planet. Introducing the Family...

2013-11-11 23:04:58

YogaFit, the worlds largest yoga educator partners with the Wholebeing Institute to bring Positive Psychology to YogaFit's Yoga Therapy Program. (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 YogaFit, the largest yoga fitness education school in the world, and Wholebeing Insititute, an educational organization at the forefront of whole-person positive psychology, have created a partnership to bring positive psychology courses into yoga therapy training programs. Taught by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, one of the...

2013-11-11 23:02:42

Give an Hour's network of licensed mental health professionals has given more than 104,000 hours of mental health services to military community. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Give an Hour™, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities announces that that its network of licensed mental health professionals has given more than 104,000 hours of...

2013-11-07 12:44:30

In order for prolonged exposure therapy, an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD, to reach its full potential, any misperceptions or ruptures in trust and communication between therapist and client need fixing, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. The study, reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology online article, “Patterns of Therapeutic Alliance: Rupture-Repair Episodes in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD,” is among the first to examine how...

Self Reflection Depression Increases Mental Activity
2013-11-07 10:08:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE, a UK neurology team has found that people going through a depressive episode had increased brain activity when they were asked to think about themselves. The study team said their findings are significant because they open the door for more research and bridge the gap between psychological and neural processes. To make their discovery, the team used functional magnetic resonance imaging...

2013-11-05 23:31:34

Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Stacey Spencer with Morris Psychological Group explains the importance of executive skills in the classroom offers tips for parents and their struggling children. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 As any parent can attest, getting kids ready for school means a lot more than packing a lunch: Schoolchildren need an array of intellectual, emotional, and social skills to get them through the day—and on to a healthy and productive life. At the top of...

2013-11-05 23:28:34

Weaving together elements of mindfulness and spirit-based practices, an experiential retreat for counselors and psychotherapists, led by Bay Area-based Holos Institute, explores the depths of humans’ relationship to the natural world. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 How does the natural world heal psychological wounds? In what ways are depression, fear and anxiety connected to our relationship to nature? Weaving together elements of mindfulness and spirit-based practices, an experiential...

2013-11-05 23:24:13

MindApps’ “The Mindfulness App”, which helps both new and experienced meditators achieve balance and increase awareness in a hectic and stressful world, has reached the #1 top paid health app in 11 countries. Plus, the app is rapidly climbing the U.S. App Store charts. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Sweden-based MindApps announced today with unexpected swiftness that its groundbreaking The Mindfulness App has become the #1 top paid health app in 11 countries, including:...


Latest Clinical psychology Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

Achluophobia
2013-10-21 09:01:55

Achluophobia is a severe pathological fear of nighttime darkness. Other names for this fear include nyctophobia/myctophobia (from the Greek word for “night”), scotophobia (“darkness”), or lygophobia (“twilight”).  The fear of the dark is extremely common among children and is natural to some degree, but if it intensifies to the detriment of normal functioning it can be classified as pathological, and therefore a legitimate phobia. Some researchers, such as Sigmund Freud,...

Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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