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More evidence that exercise helps you move away from depression

Exercise is one of the best and most affordable ways to improve your overall well-being. Plus, the positive link between physical activity and mood is impressive. From a decrease in depressive and anxiety symptoms to better sleep and less stress, participating in a regular exercise program has some major perks. Read the Article at Verywell Mind [...]

By |2021-05-08T10:30:38-04:00May 8th, 2021|Behavior, Mind|

Anxiety & Depression Spike During Pandemic

Aside from killing nearly 400,000 Americans to date and wreaking havoc on the country’s economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is also taking a heavy toll on mental health. That’s according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics, showing that more than 4 in 10 U.S. adults had developed symptoms [...]

By |2021-05-02T19:42:49-04:00April 24th, 2021|Behavior, Mind|

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|
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