Tag: Happiness

The Effects of Gratitude

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D In this article comments on  “The effects of gratitude expression on Neural Activity written by Kini Wong and a group of authors, it was published on March 1, 2016 in Neuroimage . Interpretation of the findings Gratitude correlates with activity in specific set of brain regions; and a simple gratitude…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Depression

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D This author explores the life of Aaron Beck, a well-known Cognitive Behavioral psychologist, and his contributions to the Cognitive Behavioral school of thought.  First, she will define and give a general introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and then narrow to focus on Beck’s work, the supporting research findings and the…

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Research on Love and Happy Couples

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D This author summarizes the psychological research on love between romantic partners.  The author’s point of view regarding the most vital factors needed to sustain romantic intimacy is discussed, along with the impact of culture differences on this relationship.  Furthermore, the importance of emotional well-being for physical health and the most…

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Managing Anxiety and Fears without Medication

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D. LPC In this article, the author comments on the work of Dr. Sharprio and the implications it has in the therapeutic treatment of anxiety and fear. She defines meditation and contrasts it with mindfulness, and elaborates on incorporating mindfulness into the present medical model. Thus, she concludes with challenges individuals…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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