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12 Essential Tips to Resolve Family Conflicts

Not to state the obvious, but there are all sorts of family conflicts. Some are little arguments that everyone has with their loved ones from time to time. Others are disagreements that run deeper and often revolve around one or more family member’s disapproval of the lifestyle or choices of another.


How to Talk With Teens

When it comes to talking with teens, a parent recently shared with me, "I think the hardest part is just not knowing if the conversations we are having make any difference. My daughter is not a talker, and I seem to annoy her a lot right now, so it is just impossible to know how she is really doing. She is just in her own orbit."


What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback teaches the brain to change itself and helps attention, mood, behavior, cognition, and more. In simple terms, neurofeedback is positive reinforcement for the brain. It teaches the brain how to be better balanced by feedback through tiny sensors that temporarily stick to the scalp with a small amount of paste.


What is Biofeedback, and How Does it Help Mental Health?

Biofeedback is a physical and mental health treatment approach in which people learn how to tune into their natural mind-body connection in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Not only do people become more aware of their inner workings, through biofeedback people can even come to control functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and even brainwaves that are otherwise involuntary.


3 Coping Skills for Anxiety and Panic

When we worry about an event, we focus on an imaginary threat that is not happening in reality. Below are 3 suggestions to address the reactions associated with anxiety and panic.


Healthy Ways to Deal with the Feelings of Depression

There are many feelings of depression. Yes, there is a feeling of sadness, but there are also other feelings, too. These feelings may include numbness, anger, irritability, extreme tiredness, stress, worthlessness, and guilt. These are typical feelings for someone with depression, yet we shouldn't ignore these feelings nor wallow in them, either. So, how can we cope with these feelings of depression in a healthy way?


A Mindful Approach to Depressive Thought Patterns

Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Eisendrath, on how you can dramatically improve your quality of life by changing how you relate to your thoughts and feelings.


The 8 Keys to Resolving Family Conflict

Making Divorce Work: 8 Essential Keys to Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Your Life (Penguin/Perigee 2010) excerpts The 8 Keys to Resolving Family Conflict:

  1. Be hard on the problem, not the people.
  2. Understand that acknowledging and listening are not the same as obeying.
  3. Use “I” statements.
  4. Give the benefit of the doubt.
  5. Have awkward conversations in real time.
  6. Keep the conversation going. Life is a dialogue.
  7. Ask yourself “Would I rather be happy or right?”
  8. Be easy to talk to.