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How to Practice Patience in 5 Simple Steps

Why would you want to learn how to practice patience? Some scientists say the human attention span is now less than eight seconds. And it’s no wonder. So many things today are designed to deliver instant rewards. For example, swipe left. That felt good, didn’t it? Streaming, fast food, online games, next day deliveries–they’re all designed to feed our need…

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5 Effective Strategies to Stop Addictive Behaviors

At best, addictive behaviors may be annoying to you or others. Nail-biting, for example. But when they’re at their worst, they can destroy health, happiness, finances, and friendships. Substance abuse, eating addiction, gambling can fall into this category. You have the power to stop addictive behaviors, no matter how big or small. These tips will…

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What Is Psychotherapy for Addiction Treatment?

What is psychotherapy? You may be unfamiliar with the term. But chances are you’ve seen it before. You’ve undoubtedly watched images of a person in a chair on a couch talking through their challenges, feelings, and memories in a movie or show. Psychotherapy is just a fancy word for “talk therapy.” “Psycho” sometimes has a negative…

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5 Common Anxiety Disorders Plus 7 Strategies to Find Relief

Feeling a little stressed or anxious sometimes can motivate you if the situation calls for it. But many people experience anxiety that significantly decreases the quality of life. That’s when a little stress can become one of the common anxiety disorders described below. Fortunately, Integrative Life Center understands how to approach mental health and deal…

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Art Therapy for Recovery: Why It Works

When you decide it’s time to get on the path to recovery, you’ll hear about a combination of evidence-based treatments and non-traditional yet powerfully healing alternative therapies. Art therapy for recovery is one of them. Art therapy is the incorporation of creative activities into the healing process. These may include things like painting, sculpting, story writing, dance,…

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7 Healthy Coping Skills to Deal with Difficult Emotions

Everyone has coping skills they learned at a young age to deal with difficult emotions. You developed them out of necessity–to protect yourself and feel better. But some ways of coping are healthier than others. For example, drinking every time you feel stressed out or sad, could be something you learned from the adults around you.…