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Dr.J – Page 4 – Real Thriving – By Dr. Lynn Johnson

PSYCHOTHERAPY, NOT DRUGS FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

posted in: Psychotherapy | 2

The good news is that therapists have much more  to offer anxious clients than the drugs that they are often offered. The bad news is that drugs are overused. Patients are robbed of the best treatment. Share this good news!  … Read More

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Don’t Judge Robin Williams

posted in: Articles, Psychotherapy | 32

Suicide is a terrible thing. It may – or it may not – end the suffering of the severely depressed person, and we are in no position to criticize. What Robin Williams did by hanging himself was a shocking thing, … Read More

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WALKING MEDITATION

posted in: Articles, Exercise | 9

Walking as a treatment for depression is a good idea. Reports vary, but most suggest that there is a small, positive effect from encouraging people to exercise.[i] I have seen patients who had a large and reliable response to walking … Read More

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HAPPIEST COUNTRIES TO VISIT

posted in: Core Happiness Skills | 4

My friend Frank sent me a link. CNN recently posted a report on the happiest countries to visit, and Frank asked, “I wonder what these countries might possibly have in common?” Here is the report link. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/20/travel/happiest-countries-to-visit/index.html What do they … Read More

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CHILDREN OUTDOORS

Are children benefitted by playing outdoors? While the answer should be obvious, ask yourself this: How are children growing up now? If playing outdoors is important, why are parents raising their children indoors? A new study says children who spend more … Read More

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IS SEVEN THE MAGIC NUMBER?

Happiness is mostly a matter of right thinking, would you agree? Practicing calmness, hope and gratitude will all boost happiness? Or perhaps, it is about right action? Acts of kindness and service, focusing on improving skills, embracing a life of … Read More

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HAPPINESS VERSUS TRAGEDY?

I received a heart-warming bit of “fan mail” and wanted to thank the wonderful person who mailed it and make a couple of comments. Here is the mail, reprinted with permission: Dear Dr. Johnson Both my husband and I enjoyed … Read More

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CONSCIENTIOUS PEOPLE = BETTER HEALTH

Here is press release describing some research on conscientiousness and health. As it turns out, conscientious people have better health. Well, how can that be a surprise? They do take more care, are going to be more careful about health, … Read More

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WILL PSYCHOTHERAPY SURVIVE?

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Mar 14, 2014 Is it wise to adopt the DSM-5? The American Medical Association is facing a similar question with the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition). It has taken a bold step, opposing the new diagnostic scheme. This … Read More

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WHAT DOES ADAM GRANT MISS?

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Adam Grant is a wildly popular professor at Wharton, the business school. He is an organizational psychologist, interested in how people succeed in the workplace, and is the author of a recent book, Give and Take. I like it. I … Read More

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