Category Archives: Creative Therapy Tools

Cognitive Distortions

A basic handout I have used with groups. Ideally I use handouts only to get a conversation going. The handout becomes a frame work for people to open up and start sharing. Cognitive Distortions and Strategies to dispute them Personalizing: … Continue reading

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Cycle of Anxiety Handout

I usually used this handout with a guided relaxation after.

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Handout: Self-esteem Barometer

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Watch “David Poses: Get to the Root of Addiction” on YouTube

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Being Creative & Meditation

Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking, even if you have never meditated before. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and Dominique Lippelt at Leiden University, published in¬†Mindfulness. Long-lasting influence The study is a … Continue reading

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How meditation can change your life and mind | Sam Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn & more | Big Think

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what mindfulness is and what meditation can do for those who practice it. In this video, professors, neuroscientists, psychologists, composers, authors, and a former Buddhist monk share their experiences, explain … Continue reading

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Halting Legacies of Trauma | Brian Dias | TEDxEmory

Brian Dias is a researcher in the field of neurobiology and an active participant in scientific innovation and education. Dr. Dias grew up in India and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, he … Continue reading

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