Avoiding arguments may feel like the healthier choice. A study says otherwise. It may feel more comfortable, at least temporarily, to avoid an argument with someone rather than address concerns that are eating at you. However, research suggests that if an argument resolves, the emotional response tied to it significantly reduces or is almost completely erased. [...]
You will be able to socialize soon, but do you want to? During the Covid-19 pandemic, a topic that has not been mentioned much is the number of people who have felt more comfortable not having to socialize in-person. For many, the pandemic was a time of relief — they could work from home, and social [...]
Virtual reality is a cutting-edge therapeutic treatment. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual reality (VR) was studied as an effective adjunct to psychotherapy. It was being examined in particular to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has left many people quarantined, the use of VR sets has increased exponentially. Therapy has [...]
“Consider Skipping New Year’s Resolutions in 2021: Focus on Self-Compassion Instead” on Psychology Today
2020 has been difficult for many people. That is a vast understatement. You most likely experienced loss this year that you have never experienced before. You may have had a change in or loss of your job; your kids may have switched to online school; you may have picked up on unhealthy coping mechanisms; you may [...]
It may seem like getting your hopes up and then having things fall apart can be tougher than not having anything to look forward to at all. There's a name for this type of feeling — learned helplessness. It is a feeling of powerlessness, that no matter what you do it won't change your circumstances. When [...]
Young adults currently have an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and suicide. A U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey of adults taken the last week of June (one of the peak months of the pandemic), found that 25.5% in adults aged 18 to 24 responded that they had seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days. This age group also [...]
Ways to cope with fears about contracting coronavirus. I have heard from many people who are having a severe increase in anxiety due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic. Learn ways you can cope with an increase in stress related to fears about contracting the virus.