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Promoting Positive Psychological Health

“MORE teaches people to better notice, appreciate and amplify the good things in life, while also deriving meaning and value from difficult situations.” New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) can increase the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards. MORE teaches mental training techniques to help people to find meaning […] Read more

The Key Trait That Predicts Recovery From Anxiety

Levels of anxiety appear on the rise today with many (often varied) options for recovery available. One recent study to catch my attention examined the role of hope. 223 adults received cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for one of four common anxiety disorders: social disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The results indicated […] Read more

The Mindset Linked With Better Physical & Mental Health

Previous studies suggest optimism contributes to a range of favorable physical health outcomes as well as greater success in work, school and relationships. Now a new meta-analysis reviewing 15 studies – JAMA Network Open – examining optimism, pessimism and health also supports this relationship. Data on 209,436 people found that compared with pessimists, people with […] Read more