Monday, July 31, 2017

11 Intriguing Reasons To Give Talk Therapy A Try

"Some people are under the misapprehension that therapy is for wusses. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As Richard Taite, founder of Cliffside Malibu and big proponent of behavior change, told me earlier this year, “Not only do successful people not fear therapy, they embrace it…. Psychotherapy is a tool that creates success. Smart people use it.” And therapy is not just something that smart people use, it’s something that most everybody should probably try during at least some point in their lives." (
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So, wondering if therapy is right for you? Here are just a few of the many reasons that everyone should be open-minded to trying therapy at some point in their lives!

Therapy’s effects persist over the long-haul

Physical symptoms get treated, too

Repressed emotions will come back to haunt you later on

It will give you a whole new perspective on other people, too 

If you want to continue reading this article and learn a few more reasons to give therapy a try click on the original article link here. If you are looking for a holistic therapist who can help you learn the tools to navigate through life, contact us today at:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Yoga as Medicine for Depression

Good morning,

As you know we are all for using yoga as a tool to help navigate through life and other things you might be dealing with, such as depression. This great article shared from Psychology Toda is older but not irrelevant.

"According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 58 percent of those who practice yoga do so for mental and physical well-being, and 16 percent use yoga to treat specific conditions. Yoga is increasingly being studied as a medical treatment for various conditions and the preliminary results are that it is an effective treatment for several disorders, including depression."

To view the article and learn how yoga is scientifically proven to help various medical conditions visit the article link here. 

If you want to learn more about yoga as medicine and other various tools to help you cope with life, come talk with us today! Visit to learn more and schedule your free, 30-minute phone consultation.

Monday, July 17, 2017

New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Good morning,

While we all know there is not one solution for everyone to experience their own happy, sometimes it is nice to explore other things that have helped other people on their journey to inner peace. This article from entitled 'New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy' talks about four rituals you you can do to help get to your own happy point. Here are the main points of the article, but to learn about each one individually click here for the full article.

"Here’s what brain research says will make you happy:
  • Ask “What am I grateful for?” No answers? Doesn’t matter. Just searching helps.
  • Label those negative emotions. Give it a name and your brain isn’t so bothered by it.
  • Decide. Go for “good enough” instead of “best decision ever made on Earth.”
  • Hugs, hugs, hugs. Don’t text — touch."

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mindful Meditations for a Peaceful Evening

Good afternoon,

Today we are sharing an article from Psychology Today entitled 'A Mindful Evening.' This article shares a few brief meditations from one author's book. As you know here at Inner Passages we believe that meditation can be a useful tool for helping get through the daily stressors of life, or to help rejuvenate ourselves each day.

"How much time do you spend running scenarios in your head, with thoughts like, Perhaps I should have done this instead... or, maybe if I had chosen x instead of y...? Implicit in this kind of exercise is an imaginary comparison between the present state of affairs and some imagined better state of affairs. This sort of thought exercise posits an alternate reality and then invidiously compares the present reality to the, well, fake reality. You will almost never come out ahead in such mental exercises, so it is best to stop running the scenarios as soon as possible. Say a mantra or recite the Declaration of Independence. Most thoughts are better than the proverbial Monday morning quarterback exercise of examining the past."

Take a look at the three examples from A Mindful Evening and see what you think! If you want to learn specific meditation techniques which can help you, contact us today!