benefits of art therapy

9 Benefits of Art Therapy

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Why Is Art Therapy Important? Art has the ability to inspire people and make them see things from a different point of view. Art may involve painting a portrait, writing a story or playing a piece of music. In all its forms art stimulates the…
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What to Do When it Feels Like You’re Losing Touch with Reality

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The signs may be quite subtle at first. A friend or loved one may seem “off” of late. They may have stopped caring about their appearance, not their norm at all. Maybe you are plagued with a sense that someone is watching you. These early…
So Depressed Cant Function

I Am So Depressed Can’t Function At All

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So Depressed I Can't Function Anyone who has ever suffered through a bout of prolonged depression can attest to how depleted it makes you feel. In what seems like an instant, you feel so down that you say I am so depressed I can’t function.…
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Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like I am Losing My Mind

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Help! Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like I am Losing my Mind Anxiety can be so hard to live with. Constant worry and stress keeps you in a state of constant fight-or-flight mode at the slightest little trigger. You may try to reason with yourself,…
Anxiety about going to work

What to Do When You Have Anxiety About Going to Work

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Why Do I Get Anxiety About Going To Work? The feelings of anxiety do not begin with the morning alarm bell. Nope, the anxiety about going to work is felt throughout the night with fitful, restless sleep. The mere idea of entering the workplace…
Inability to Focus

Anxiety and Inability to Focus

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Anxiety disorder can profoundly impact our lives, beyond the common symptoms of sensitivity to stress. One of the ways anxiety can disrupt our daily lives is through impaired cognitive functioning. Anxiety and inability to focus at work or school…
yoga and mental health

Holistic Wellness: Yoga

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Those who have ever taken a yoga class know firsthand the sense of calmness and well-being that follows, and they’ve probably experienced the sensation of lightness in the muscles brought on by long, gentle stretches. The health benefits are…
is burnout a mental illness

Is Burnout a Mental Illness?

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Anyone who has experienced job burnout knows it is awful, but is burnout a mental illness? According to the newest revisions to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11, burnout is new recognized…
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How to Protect Yourself From Losing a Job Due to Depression

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Imagine being stricken with an unexpected medical condition that ended up sabotaging your ability to perform your usual job duties. Maybe it is an autoimmune disease or cancer—any life-impairing health condition—that you notice is thwarting…
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Severe Emotional Trauma Symptoms

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Each of us has a unique and personal emotional history, a story unlike anyone else’s. Not only is our life experience our very own, but so is our temperament or personality, which influences in a significant way how we will respond to the…