Automatic thoughts are mental functions that occur without conscious judgment, deeply affecting our actions and emotions. These thoughts, which occur depending on the events in the environment, originate from our more stable beliefs and schemas. These thoughts are considered by the person to be true. Negative automatic thoughts that lead to dysfunctional and unresolved moods…

Can you do Art Therapy from home? YES you can! As long as you have a skilled Art Therapist! Many people believe that Art Therapy has to be done in person so that you have supplies and the professional can observe your process and guide you. However if you have an experienced and skilled art therapy they…

While I was in rehab in Long Beach, California, I was in a very dark place after loosing my psychological practice, my athletic body, and to a large extent my freedom.  Returning from an MRI on a gurney, which terrified me because I am claustrophobic; afraid of both MRIs and elevators, a small Chinese woman…

“OK, so I have negative thoughts. So what?!?  Why should I care?” Your thoughts have an amazing affect, not only on your life, your environment, and the world you create around you, but also on your body. The first thing that happens when you have any thought is that it causes actual microscopic structural changes…

By Glyndora Condon MS MFT LPC   Meaning in life seems to provide nurturing according to studies that measured health and life behaviors (Health Psychology Review, Vol. 11, Nov. 4, 2017), and over 90 percent of Americans appear to believe that their lives are meaningful according to several reviews provided by the University of Virginia,…