Research shows that reducing our exposure to news and social media can reduce stress levels, increase productivity, and make us less prone to negative mental states. Here are some exercises to help you turn off the noise.
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Our conscious mind is like the monkey who is giddy on power and constantly barking commands, but it is really our unconscious mind that determines our behavior. The reason why so many of us struggle to make positive changes in our life is because our monkey doesn’t have the cooperation of our elephant.
Bhikkhu is the title for a fully-ordained monk in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, and can be translated as ‘one who lives on alms’. The idea is that by getting support from lay people, the monks will not need to work. They can then focus all of their attention on their spiritual practices in pursuit of enlightenment.
The process of how inperson therapy works developed over many years, with many contributions from a multitude of areas and certainly didn’t arrive preformed and ready for use. Online therapy is simply following in the traditions of these other therapeutic developments.
What do you say to a family member or friend who is struggling with a drug problem? How do you persuade a loved one that his or her drinking has gotten out of hand? The sad reality is that this kind of conversation tends to end in frustration, and it can easily turn confrontational.