“My children have four paws. My grandchildren have fur. My dog is smarter than your honor student.” Whether boasted on a bumper sticker or proclaimed aloud, these phrases capture the importance people place on their relationships with their pets. Indeed, the relationship between human and animal is special.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy, often referred to as CBT, is a brief, problem-focused therapeutic approach with a strong evidence base for a number of mental health disorders for children and adults. CBT is grounded in the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and is widely utilized for the treatment of internalizing disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
Although studies on barriers to mental health care initiation and help seeking for Latino youth and their families’ are limited, a common theme of the studies reviewed center on the importance of addressing Latino cultural values in the services provided.
Some people wonder if talking to their pets makes them seem “weird.” Yet it’s a natural impulse for humans to continue to engage in this behavior.
Psychotherapy works! Thousands of empirical studies have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of this form of treatment for many different mental, behavioral, and general health problems and concerns.
With a biological tendency to want more or achieve more, humans can often feel dissatisfied. This article includes an interview with author Robert Wright, who describes the role of mindfulness meditation in overcoming dissatisfaction.
After spending years of pretending to be pain-free while keeping up appearances at work, David Roberts finally sought help. Doctors were unable to find a physical cause of the pain, so he had to consider another approach: meditation.