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What is Abnormal Psychology?

You’ve probably never heard the term abnormal psychology before. However, as we’ll see in this article, abnormal psychology is very well-known. To understand this particular field, you have to understand what we mean we say “abnormal”. At first glance, it seems obvious.…

The Meaning of Catharsis in Psychology

Catharsis in psychology refers to the process through which we “purge” negative emotions. It’s like opening a window to ventilate those spaces where problems have been living for a long time. It’s allowing your rage and sadness to take off from…

Five Lies About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a world that has yet to be fully explored. There are so many myths, half-truths, and meaningless lies about psychotherapy that people firmly believe. In reality, some people don’t quite understand that all our experiences reside in our mind,…

Types of Insomnia: Causes and Treatment

When we have trouble sleeping, we tend to think we have insomnia. Did you know that there are different types of insomnia? Actually, each one of them requires a different treatment. In this article, we’ll focus on the different types of…

Six Art Therapy Exercises for Adults

We live wired lives these days, almost without being able to disconnect or even take a rest. We’re always checking our phones or our social networks. We’re “hooked” for hours at a time to our computers or tablets. That’s why…

6 Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Therapy is a relatively new trend. In 460 BC, Hippocrates spoke about the benefits of horses in solving health problems. However, it wasn’t until the 60s when people started using it as a form of rehabilitation.

Writing as a Therapeutic Tool

Psychological therapy addresses many different problems, disorders, and personal difficulties. Psychologists who practice psychotherapy (the best-known way to practice “psychology”) have to be very creative when choosing, creating, or adapting therapeutic tools. Each patient needs the right kind of therapy…

5 Reasons Why Psychotherapy May Fail

Psychotherapy fails for different reasons, but that failure is always relative. The simple fact of having started the process is positive. That same disposition to get better and the interest to do so represent self-love and a willingness to get better.

How to Become Better at Arguing

We have grown up in a culture of constant arguing, where we’re often grumpy about everything and don’t accept a difference of opinions. We argue about something almost every day, and we often do it more than once. First thing…

Cooking as a Therapeutic Tool

Cooking is one of those activities that combines art, technique, and knowledge. It’s a field in which culture and affections are put into play in a single task. Basically, we eat the landscape that surrounds us. We prepare it based on…

Traumas: The Unopened Pandora Box

Life flows as a narration, but many plots are interrupted by events that end up turning into a trauma (or several traumas). They just happen and life goes on. No one ever prepares you in case of a trauma, do…

7 Benefits of Laughter Therapy

There are several centers in the United States that are now focusing on Laughter Therapy. Many hospitals have clowns and animators on their payrolls, since they bring happiness and joy to the ill. Laughter Therapy has also become popular in…