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The Benefits of PTSD Group Therapy

CREDITS By Matthew Tull, PhD When it comes to seeking out treatment for PTSD (or any other psychological difficulty), you may wonder if it would be helpful to attend group therapy. There are many benefits to attending a group, and in many cases, group therapy can...


Are You Eccentric?

CREDITSLAURA GRACE WELDONBy LAURA GRACE WELDON I met Betty years ago when I moved to a place teeming with all sorts of progressive people. Still, Betty stood out. She was a large lady dressed in layers of brightly colored clothes who walked with the help of a...


The Benefits of a Daily Routine

The Psychology Of Daily Routine CREDITS Thought Catalog By Brianna Wiest What is your daily routine? Brianna Wiest explains why people who do the same thing each day and have a steady daily routine tend to be happier than those who choose adventure. The most...


Why Mindfulness is important for Therapists

CREDITS Barre Center for Buddhist Studies By Christopher K. Germer What Is Mindfulness… And Why Is It Important to Therapists? This article is excerpted from the first chapter of a new book, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. A collective effort of the Institute for...


6 Dangers about Vaping You Need to Know

CREDITS Johns Hopkins Medicine Reviewed By; Michael Joseph Blaha, M.D., M.P.H. If you have thought about trying to kick a smoking habit, you’re not alone. Nearly 7 of 10 smokers say they want to stop. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your...


Mindful Walking

BY VAALPARK MHU | November 11, 2021 Blog By Dr Melané van ZylPsychiatristWe all walk during the day if we are healthy enough. Walking with a mindful intention will give you the bonus of mindfulness. Have a look at this article I found about Minfulness Walking. A...


What is a Behaviour Chain Analysis?

BY VAALPARK MHU | November 5, 2021 Blog By Dr Melané van ZylPsychiatristA Behaviour Chain Analysis is a tool or strategy we use in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to work out where things went wrong, e.g., when a patient behaved negatively. Often patients will...


3 DBT Skills Everyone Can Benefit From

CREDITS PsychCentral Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highly effective type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), originally created to treat borderline personality disorder. Today, it’s used to treat a variety of conditions, such as bipolar disorder,...


What is the Enneagram?

BY VAALPARK MHU | October 22, 2021 Blog By Dr Melané van ZylPsychiatristToday I write about something that is not a therapy program-- a personality test named the Enneagram. Patients treated in our ward or programs are often diagnosed with a type of Personality...