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Posts Tagged ‘Mindfulness’

Words Have Consequences

The way we talk and the words we use have both positive and negative consequences on the people we interact with on a daily basis. It’s therefore important that we remain mindful of our speech and choose our words carefully whenever possible. Different people can speak the same exact message, but depending on how they […]

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How to Disempower Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are involuntary and unpleasant thoughts, images, or ideas that pop into our mind. They are a common symptom in those with anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD; however, the truth is most people experience intrusive thoughts from time to time. Common intrusive thoughts are usually associated with aggression, impulsive urges, and sexual fantasies. And […]

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Only Living In The Moment – And Why It Can Be Dangerous

You don’t have to look very far in the psychology world to find advice about “living in the moment.” And the truth is there is a lot of scientific evidence showing the physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and why we should aim to be more present in our everyday lives.

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The Psychology of Impulsive Spending

There is a lot of overlap between psychology and economics, because both focus on certain aspects of how we make decisions. When I look at the current state of our economy – especially growing personal debt and low credit scores among consumers – I often wonder what psychological factors are driving this behavior.

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Urge Surfing: How to Overcome Addictive Behaviors

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost In mindfulness-based psychotherapy there’s a technique called “urge surfing” that’s used to help individuals overcome addictive and impulsive behaviors. The main assumption behind the technique is that an urge never lasts forever – usually, no more than 20-30 […]

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