Revista Nota Mental

By Luis Botella | Constructivismo y Psicoterapia. Constructivism and Psychotherapy.

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.<p>When we’re anxious, …

Happiness

Why PhD students should not evaluate a psychotherapy for their dissertation project

• Things some clinical and health psychology students wish they had known before they committed themselves to evaluating a psychotherapy for their …

Research

Brain scans could help predict response to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression

Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on the response to psychotherapy in patients with depression or anxiety, according to a …

Alec Baldwin: "Our House Is One Long, Endless Psychotherapy Lesson in Spanish"

The actor and his wife open up about their parenting methods.<p>Alec and Hilaria Baldwin's three kids may be under the age of four, but Hilaria believes it's important to respect and listen to them.<p>"You know what our house is? It's one long, endless psychotherapy lesson in Spanish," Alec joked in a …

DSM-5 Diagnoses In Kids Should Always Be Written In Pencil

The three most harmful fads in psychiatric diagnosis, during the past 20 years, have all occurred in kids. Rates of<p>Attention Deficit Disorder have tripled and rates of Autism and childhood Bipolar Disorder have multiplied an incredible 40 …

ADHD

There is No 'Authentic Self'

Nothing says Hallmark like yoga memes, but truly one of the most baffling is also one of the most pervasive: <i>Find Your Authentic Self</i>.<p>Granted, this is …

Humanistic Therapy

Defining the Humanistic Approach<p>As a psychotherapeutic treatment approach, humanistic therapy typically holds that people are inherently good. It …

Douglas Todd: Covering psychotherapy under medicare is good economics

Canadian politicians like to talk about this as being a compassionate country.<p>But when it comes to providing health care, most politicians realize …

How To Stay Positive When Everything Is Falling Apart In Your Life

We all have gone through the phase when it becomes difficult to see the brighter side of the situation and we fill our heads with sheer negativity. …

What causes mind blanks during exams?

<i>In our five-part series, Making Sense of Exams, we’ll discuss the purpose of exams, whether they can be done online, overcoming exam anxiety, and</i> …

Psychologists argue mental illness is less about genetics and more about life experiences

It wasn’t long ago scientists believed that most mental illnesses, including autism, major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attention …

Why Talking to a Psychotherapist is Not Like Talking to a Friend (And Other Misconceptions) - Insight

Recently I came across an excellent video on some of the common misperceptions many people have about psychotherapy that might stop them from ever …

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

Wellness

Weekly Report vs. Psychotherapy

Jane gets started:<p>"<i>Ok, well, I saw you last Wednesday, and that night Sally and I went to a restaurant near her house. She knows the bartender there</i> …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Behavior

Psychologists say a simple strategy can help you get over a rough breakup

A friend once told me that the only time she writes in her journal is when she's just broken up with a guy.<p>I suspect a lot of people can relate to this desire — something about heartbreak makes us feel poetic and creative — like pouring our psychic guts out all over the page.<p>But how effective is …

Psychology

Data Visualization: Language Variation Suite and Interactive Text Mining Suite

This workshop introduces two user-friendly applications, namely Language Variation Suite and Interactive Text Mining Suite, that allow researchers visually explore and statistically analyze language data. Written in R with Shiny app, these applications not only provide a web interactive interface, …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Storytelling

The brain dictionary

New brain map reveals a world of meaning

Everyone likes a good story. Now, scientists can finally see why.<p>By monitoring the neural activity of human subjects while listening to hour after hour of stories, researchers have captured – in vivid detail and in real time – the way the meaning of language is organized across the entire brain.<p>The …

Are You Listening? Relationship Advice From a Spiritual Perspective

<i>"Well, I think part of my gift, if I have one, is that I love listening." -- Eric Clapton</i><p>We all know how good it feels to be really, <i>really</i> listened to. It is healing when we feel heard. But as you have likely discovered, good listeners are hard to find.<p>Rather than wishing that you knew more people …

Relationships

Harvard Professor Explains How We Think About The 'True Self' All Wrong

We can be more than our habits, says professor Michael Puett.<p>Harvard University professor Michael Puett teaches a class on classical Chinese philosophy that has gotten buzz for being one of the school's most popular courses.<p>This month he published a book called <i>The Path: What Chinese Philosophers</i> …

Spirituality

Three Simple Mindfulness Practices You Can Use Every Day

We’re all learning all the time. Parents learn to care for children, students learn physics, soldiers learn survival skills, and all of us learn the …

Mindfulness

Joko Beck interview transcripts

Joko Beck interviews with a Zen phone student<p>Here are transcripts of my many phone interviews with Charlotte Joko Beck. I recorded the interviews so …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Nothing Personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test

The Myers-Briggs personality test is used by companies the world over but the evidence is that it's nowhere near as useful as its popularity suggests<p>I was recently reviewing some psychological lectures for my real job. One of these was on personality tests. The speaker mentioned the Myers-Briggs …

Personality

Cierra los ojos y cuando despiertes ya no serás un adicto: el escándalo de la clínica Chelmsford

Si apagamos un televisor durante un período prolongado, cuando volvemos a encenderlo este habrá perdido todos los canales que anteriormente tenía …

How I Meditate: Julia Samton, Neurologist & Meditation Teacher

<i>Many of our readers want to meditate but don’t have the time or aren’t sure how to start. So, we’ve reached out to mindfulness experts for their best</i> …