https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g41MfJF7fnI Let thoughts drift away with this guided meditation. Please note: this is intended as a resource only, please use at your discretion.
Fall in love Oxytocin and VasopressinIf oxytocin is Juliet, then vasopressin is Romeo of the neurotransmitter world. They are two neurochemicals important in bond formation for females and males during the attachment stage where oxytocin is implicated in female bonding whereas vasopressin in male bonding. Interestingly, a series of studies on the naturally monogamous prairie voles found that the … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special: Neurochemicals of Love
Most people aren't seeking help for too much happiness. Unlike all the other emotions that are typically regarded as "negative," this one seems to be in a class all its own. In fact, the benchmark or goal of therapy is oftentimes some sort of happiness or contentment. It is so in demand that at some … Continue reading Primary Emotions Series: How Happy Got Away
Many people come to counseling for anxiety, which is typically rooted in some type of fear. Whether we fear social situations, death, failing a test, failing to live up to our fullest potential—fear is a barometer for our safety and it is not always physical but also emotional and mental. When there is a threat … Continue reading Primary Emotions Series: We Who Run From Fear
This is the emotion for which people seek therapy. Its presence is so unsettling we pre-emptively take precautions to ensure that we never feel it—or at least feel very minimal amounts. We run from it, cower before it, fight it and sometimes succumb to it. It is the emotion that triggers the same regions in … Continue reading Primary Emotions Series: The Story of Sadness