Play to Help Improve your Mood

Ever wonder what your therapists do when you’re not around? This day, I caught them playing! And as the head of the practice, I wholeheartedly support that! Why, you ask? Because play is an important part of good mental health!   Benefits of Play on Mental Wellness Burns Off Stress. Dot-com companies have known for…

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How Neurofeedback Helped Me

As the founder of Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center, I first learned about neurofeedback when I met Melissa Hergert of BrainTrain Centers, Inc. over 5 years ago. Melissa introduced me to neurofeedback with the offer of a complimentary Brain Map and follow-up report of findings. It came at just the right time. I spent over…

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Understanding Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a proven method of helping clients heal. This article answers two questions. First, what is hypnotherapy and second, can it help treat anxiety? What is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is often misunderstood and has been incorrectly linked to performance hypnotism (think making people cluck like a chicken). Hypnotherapy is not that. You may unknowingly be…

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Ways to Become More Positive

Took a nice long walk last night and struck up a conversation with a gentleman who was working in his very big, very steep yard. “The weeds have gotten away from me this year,” he said, “What will all this rain we’ve had.” Before I thought about it, I responded, “Yes, the rain’s been bad…

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Signs of Depression and Answers to Important Questions

With reports of celebrity suicides, mass shootings and other acts by the mentally ill, depression and mental health are among the most important topics of discussion today. This article explains signs of depression, what it looks like, how it feels to be depressed and how you can help someone who is depressed. What does depression…

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If You Fear a Loved One May Commit Suicide

The recent suicides by celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have increased our awareness that suicide can affect anyone. Statistics show that suicide rates are rising dramatically. People are being urged to reach out if they need help but if someone reaches out to you, would you know what to do? Here are some suggestions…

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Depression in Men – More Common than You Think

According to the Mayo Clinic, we diagnose depression in men half as often as women. Women may be more susceptible to depression due to the hormonal changes that occur in women over their lifespan. But perhaps we miss male depression for a couple of reasons: Men are less likely to seek help Depression in men…

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When Someone You Love May Be Suicidal

The recent suicides by celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought into our awareness that suicide can affect anyone. Statistics show that suicide rates are rising dramatically. People are being urged to reach out if they need help but if someone reaches out to you, would you know what to do? If you are…

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