Self Help Links
- Career Interest and Personality Type Assessment: CareerTest.net
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: feelinggood.com
- Colorado Cell Dogs: coloradocelldogs.com
- Comprehensive Resource Model: comprehensiveresourcemodel.com
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: dbsalliance.org
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Self Help: dbtselfhelp.com
- Drug Rehab: DrugRehab.com
- ESPN Video: 30 for 30 Shorts Fields of Fear
- Franciscan Community Counseling (sliding fee scale in Colorado Springs) community.stfrancis.org
- Here to Help (depression info and assessment): heretohelp.bc.ca
- Internal Family Systems: ifs-institute.com
- Life after 50 resources: lifeafter50online.com
- Love and Logic Institute: loveandlogic.com
- Meet-Up Groups (find groups with similar interests): meetup.com
- National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI: nami.org
- National Eating Disorder Association: nationaleatingdisorders.org
- Positive Psychology (increase your happiness): authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation: guidetopsychology.com/pmr.htm
- Psychology Today: PsychologyToday.com
- Psych Central (info on mental health, quizzes etc): psychcentral.com
- Smart Marriages: smartmarriages.com
- Supporting the emotional needs of the gifted: sengifted.org
- Web MD (medical information): webmd.com
- BrainSpotting: brainspotting.com (Video: What is Brainspotting?)
Meditation, Mindfulness & Inspiring Talks:
All it takes is 10 mindful minutes.
- Ted Talk: 10 Mindful Minutes
Most people assume that meditation is all about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind. But actually it’s … about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly, witnessing it coming and going.
– Andy Puddicombe
Bilateral Music: Listen to bilateral music with earbuds or headphones for optimal benefit. Bilateral sound is used to activate the parasympathetic (calming) nervous system and promotes left-right brain communication integration and harmony. It can be used in therapy but many people use it at home and find it promotes brain calming and relaxation. If you are tense or anxious, listening to bilateral sound will help you calm down. If you are in a calm state already, you will likely find your way into an even calmer state. This soothing effect varies from person to person and situation to situation. Some people respond quickly, while others take longer.
- Relaxing Bilateral Music with Rain – Dark Water
- (Rain) Bilateral stimulation (Listen with headphones)
Brené Brown (Vulnerability Researcher)
Kristen Neff (Self-compassion)
- Ted Talk: The Three Components of Self-Compassion
Tara Brach: (Cultivating Compassion)
Dr. Rick Hanson (Neuropsychologist)
- Ted Talk: Hardwiring Happiness
Dan Siegel, MD
Jia Jang: What I learned from 100 days of rejection.
- Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/speakers/jia_jiang
- How to Live Before you Die Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
Amy Cuddy (Social psychologist – Body language)
- Ted Talk: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Bessel van der Kolk: (PTSD) Psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people.
- PTSD with Vets: bigthink.com/videos/dr-bessel-van-der-kolk-on-dealing-with-ptsd.
- Publication: Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society, talks about how the role of trauma in psychiatric illness has changed over the past 20 years.
- Newest Publicaiton: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma