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How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Could lifelong reading protect against dementia?

“Reading keeps your brain fit and helps fight off dementia,” the Daily Express reports.<p>The claim is based on a small US study in which older adults …

We're on a break... when psychiatrists go on holiday

When you’re in therapy, it’s hard not to flinch when people start talking about the August ‘silly season’. August is the month that shrinks …

Leading Therapy Groups with Adolescents Video

Irvin Yalom on Confronting Death in Psychotherapy Video

Albert Ellis: An REBT Approach to Coping with Suicide Video

Creative Healing in Mental Health Video

Voices of Suicide: Learning from Those Who Lived Video

Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn Video

Carl Rogers on Person-Centered Therapy Video

Irvin Yalom Discusses The Spinoza Problem Novel

Irvin Yalom Outpatient Group Psychotherapy Video

A Conversation with Irvin Yalom Video

Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals Video

Irvin Yalom Live Case Consultation Psychotherapy Video

Psychotherapy with Unmotivated Patients with Erving Polster Video

Windy Dryden on REBT

Women 40% more likely than men to develop mental illness, study finds

Women are up to 40% more likely than men to develop mental health conditions, according to new analysis by a clinical psychologist at Oxford University.<p>The finding, based on analysis of epidemiological studies from the UK, US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, has significant consequences for …

Keeping a diary makes you happier

Dear diarists take heart. Writing about your feelings can help the brain overcome emotional upsets and leave you feeling happier, psychologists have found.<p>Brain scans on volunteers showed that putting feelings down on paper reduces activity in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which is …