Returning to college after a summer break always carries with it some built-in triggers. This year, however, your stress may be off the charts. The vast majority of young adults have spent at least a year learning at home.
Mindfulness has become a trendy topic. That’s ironic when you consider the concept has been around since, well… forever. We human beings, with these big brains of ours, can get lost dwelling on the past or dreading the future.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers clients a wide range of useful skills. A powerful example is radical acceptance. It’s a tool that can reduce suffering as you endure challenging scenarios. What’s “radical” about it, you wonder? Well, that part comes into play when you realize that this is full acceptance. In mind, body, and spirit, you accept how reality is playing out in your life.
Just because you’ve decided to attend therapy sessions doesn’t mean you’re actually trying therapy. Practitioners of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) have identified what they called TIBs. These are therapy interfering behaviors. As the name implies, such behaviors (intentional or not) get in the way of a productive therapy session.
Student life is stressful. Everyone in school, at some point, gets overwhelmed and starts feeling down. But there’s a clear line between a tough stretch and a diagnosis of depression. We all feel sad at times. Unlike sadness, depression is not always brought on by a singular event or situation. It’s also more intense and chronic than these inevitable blue period
We all know that eating disorders are a thing. But most of us act as if it is something that happens to other people and other families. You hear stories, whispers about terrible struggles. You know the numbers are growing. Close to 30 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Even with all this swirling around us, you may never take the time to learn more — until it is right in your face. Then again, eating disorders are not always obvious. The signs can be subtle.