7 Mind-Dissecting Questions to Help Others Get to the Root of Any Problem

People ask us for help all of the time – maybe you’re a therapist helping a patient, or a manager dealing with a coworker, or a teacher aiding a student. When put in these types of positions, your goal is … Continue reading

Why It’s Worth It To Pay The Costs of Being Yourself

“Being yourself” isn’t always easy. It means being honest about who you are – how you think and feel and act – and sometimes that may turn people off. In this way, being yourself comes with costs. People will see … Continue reading

3 Reasons Your Therapist May Be Failing You

Before I begin, I must say that I’m not against therapy whatsoever. Therapy can be an incredibly valuable tool in improving yourself and well-being. Therapists provide social support, someone to listen to you, and often times someone to give you … Continue reading

The Mindbus Technique: A Visualization for Defusing Negative Thoughts

The mindbus technique is an exercise often practiced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The basic idea is to imagine yourself as the driver of a “mindbus” and to imagine your thoughts as passengers riding this bus with you. This … Continue reading

How to Create Psychological Distance Between You and Your Past

Many people have a hard time letting go of the past. They carry it around with them, ruminate about it constantly, and let it have a big impact on how they live their lives in the present moment. Of course … Continue reading