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PSYC 157: Yale’s Happiness Course

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a class about happiness? Quartz reported over a quarter of the undergraduate class at Yale signed up to take “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” in one semester. Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology at Yale University. You too can take a version of this 4 week course, The Science [...]

By |2019-10-24T14:47:10-04:00August 20th, 2019|Behavior, Mood|

Why Forgiveness is Important to Your Health

In the Mood Lifters Program, we discuss Forgiveness as a way to help us repair social relationships. We also discuss forgiveness in order to “get ourselves off the hook”. There is a common misconception that forgiveness is for letting the person who hurt you off the hook, but it actually benefits you the most. When you [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:38:49-04:00June 27th, 2019|Mood, Social|

Another Strategy for Thinking Traps

Last week we talked about three more Thinking Traps, this week we have a new strategy to add to your list of thought challenges from our Thinking Trap meetings. We use these strategies in our Thought Journals, a tool used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to challenge thinking traps. In our meetings where we focus on Thinking [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:28:48-04:00June 17th, 2019|Mind|

More Thinking Traps

In Mood Lifters we use Thought Journals, a tool from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in our Thinking Traps modules. CBT is the most effective program known to decrease depression and anxiety. In these meetings we discuss how to earn Mind points by challenging our thoughts that may be biased or untrue. We focus specifically on negative [...]

By |2019-11-13T21:30:11-05:00June 7th, 2019|Mind|

Is Melatonin Safe?

With the supplement industry on the rise, many people are turning to Melatonin to help them get to sleep. But does it really work? And is it safe to use? Taking supplements is something you should make sure to discuss with your doctor to ensure it does not interact with other medications and to ensure you’re [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:29:45-04:00June 4th, 2019|Sleep|

Why do we need so much sleep?

Humans sleep for almost 1/3 of their lives. Have you ever wondered why we need so much sleep? And what happens when we don’t get enough sleep? While we are sleeping our body is performing important biological functions that help maintain both our mental and physical health. Dr. Deldin, the creator of Mood Lifters, emphasizes sleep [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:30:12-04:00May 14th, 2019|Sleep|

Further Info: Sleeping in on the Weekends

Is sleeping in on the weekend helpful or hurtful to your overall health? This is a question we often get from participants. Unfortunately for those of us that sleep in, a recent study suggests that sleeping in on the weekends does not help us to catch up on those missed hours of sleep during the week. [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:30:41-04:00April 29th, 2019|Sleep|
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