Book cover: Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears & Do It Anyway
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Stop Avoiding Stuff

Stop Avoiding Stuff, by Matthew S. Boone, Jennifer Gregg, and Lisa W. Coyne, tackles avoidance using techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy. It teaches microskills that you can use as alternatives to avoidance, and suggests teeny tiny practices along the way. The book starts off with a look at what avoidance is and why we… Continue reading Book Review: Stop Avoiding Stuff

The Wounded Healers: image of hearts passing between outstretched hands
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Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

The wounded healer interview series features people who've dealt with significant mental health challenges, and who also work in a helping role to support the mental health of others. This interview is with Elena of In(ner) Concordia. 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re in, and the mental health challenges you’ve… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Containment in Therapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is containment. Containment was first proposed by British psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion to describe a pattern of communicating mental experiences. Another researcher later suggested that Bion's theory was influenced by his own traumatic experience fighting in World War I.… Continue reading What Is… Containment in Therapy

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Emerging Blogger Series: Sana (The Curly Therapist)

This post is by Sana of The Curly Therapist. Photo by guest author What Does Your Attachment Style Say About You? What is "Attachment"? Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, especially long-term relationships, between a parent and child and between romantic partners. John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, pioneers of this… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sana (The Curly Therapist)

book cover: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley
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Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley is a self-help workbook that covers the major skills involved in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is considered the gold standard for treating borderline personality disorder, but its usefulness isn't limited to people with BPD.  DBT is very skills-based, and… Continue reading Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… the Inner Child

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the inner child. The concept of an inner child, or childlike aspect within each of us, has some roots in psychology, but it's also a pop culture phenomenon.  A search of Google Scholar for inner child psychology… Continue reading What Is… the Inner Child

What is... insights into psychology series
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What Is… Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) incorporates a number of different alternative healing approaches, including neuro-linguistic programming, acupuncture meridians, and energy medicine.  It's not generally accepted within mainstream psychology, and has been described as a… Continue reading What Is… Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

book cover: Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven Hayes
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Book Review: Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life by Steven C. Hayes explains how concepts from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can get you unstuck from your thoughts. The book takes a brief look at relational frame theory, on which ACT is based, but doesn't get bogged down in theory.  In a nutshell, a… Continue reading Book Review: Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

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Emerging Blogger Series: Caitlin (My Lust for Life)

This post is by Caitlin of My Lust for Life. The most traumatised patient I would like to start this off with a disclaimer that I’m not trying to buy into the warped competitiveness that sometimes arises when people talk about their trauma. I’m not trying to ‘outdo’ anyone. Quite the opposite, in fact. I… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Caitlin (My Lust for Life)

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
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Emerging Blogger: Sadie Hall (Your Social Anxiety Bestie)

This post is by Sadie Hall of Your Social Anxiety Bestie. Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels How Social Anxiety Therapy Helps Me Survive as a Mom, Human, and Camel (wait, what?) Mental health journeys are meandering things. I’ve had my share of stumbles on my path to recovery from social anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. Becoming a mother 5… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: Sadie Hall (Your Social Anxiety Bestie)