Category Archives: Mental Health

Brain System For Emotional Self-Control

Different brain areas are activated when we choose to suppress an emotion, compared to when we are instructed to inhibit an emotion, according a new study from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Ghent University. In this study, published … Continue reading

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Cultural Factors in Psychiatric Care: Focus on Asian Mental Health

Dr. Descartes Li explores the ways that culture influences mental health. He looks at the effects of cultural identify and the models of illness. He also explores the stressors and supports and the elements of the relationship with the clinicians … Continue reading

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Stanford Medicine: Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan

Dr. Katherine Williams, Director of Stanford’s Women’s Wellness Clinic, addresses Women’s Health Forum attendees on mood disorders in women.

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Resiliency

In groups I sometimes work with the idea of resiliency. Resiliency ….. What does it mean to be resilient? Bounce back, bounce off of, withstand, remain standing. Is it a part of our hereditary, our inborn temperament? Perhaps it’s a … Continue reading

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Men and Depression

In my years f doing groups I have on occasion facilitated men only groups. One issue that comes up is depression. We all have bouts of sadness now and than and when those bouts of sadness interfere with our daily … Continue reading

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Stress and movement

Stress can be indicated when a person becomes stuck/frozen or stopped in a bodily movement that can be described as either gestural, ( movements isolated to parts or part of the body) or postural ( movements carried constantly through the … Continue reading

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Road Blocks to Communication

We all have, at one time or another, blocked, screwed up, and/or made more difficult in some way communication between yourself and ….partners, parents, children, siblings, bosses, teachers, therapists, clients …basically everyone. Knowing something about yourself, what your triggers and … Continue reading

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