guilt and shame

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

Shame and guilt are two very private, intimate feelings that are often not shared. Many are reluctant to open up for fear of judgment and stigma from others, and decide to keep these two emotions tucked away and out of sight, not realizing their impact on their reactions, behaviors, and relationships.  Shame and guilt are

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virtual reality

How Is Virtual Reality Revolutionizing Mental Health Treatment?

In 2016, Oculus released Rift (referred to as the Oculus Rift), a headset that featured an in-built XYZ axis that allowed players to look around virtual worlds by moving their heads instead of a joystick. The idea intrigued investors and gamers, and the Kickstarter campaign launched in 2012 managed to raise over $2.5 million.  Despite

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The Importance of Connection and Empathy

Human beings are innately social creatures. From the very beginnings of humanity, people have congregated in groups, relying on one another for food, shelter and survival. Despite the world seeming more connected with phones, video calls, and social media, people are reporting higher levels of loneliness than ever. Why Is Connection Important? Connection is something

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attachment styles

Understanding Attachment Styles

Everybody is different in their relationships. Some people are aloof and seem distant, whereas others cling more tightly. The way people act in relationships is according to their attachment style – their specific way of relating to others in relationships. There are four different attachment styles, each influencing how people behave in romantic and platonic

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How Internal Family Systems Work

How Internal Family Systems Work

Internal family systems therapy (IFS) is a highly effective form of therapy developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz. The core principle of IFS is that the mind is made up of multiple different personalities – or families – that take on different roles. Concepts of Internal Family Systems Therapy The core concept of IFS is that

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