Brain Self-Help: An Incomplete List of Resources » Ashley Miller Yesterday Andy pointed out that a list of non-going-to-therapy resources would be useful. Insurance, time, frustration with therapeutic experiences, inability to tell parents, etc, can make seeing a therapist either impossible or unappealing. Here’s a (totally incomplete) list. Please please please add other suggestions in the comments! Relevant disclaimer: I’m not a therapist. The below are first general resources, then sorted specifically by disorder, followed by some resources if you do decide to seek therapy. Miscellaneous/Multi-Disorder Help & Information DBT WorkbookThis is one of many, but it’s received very positive reception from the psych community and did get an award for being evidence based. Mindfulness Course 8-week course on mindfulness, suggested by commenter kabarett. CBT Workbook Again, one of many, but I’ve looked through this one, and liked the formatting and set up. What It’s Like in a Mental Hospital Breakup Girl Advice and relationships. Dr. Depression Mood Gym
Calming Manatee Behind the Smile: John Cassavetes and his films As a child, John Cassavetes chipped his front teeth in a fight. As his parents were too poor to buy him caps, Cassavetes didn’t smile for years. The experience made him aware of how others coped with misfortune. Later, when he started making films, his camera fixed on the facial tics and movements of his actors. These were unlike any other movies - improvised character studies, where the camera relentlessly followed, watched, examined, but rarely interrogated. We are always close-up to the characters. His characters are suburban, middle-aged, all on the back slice of life. Cassavetes’ films may not be that innovative, or offer any new or considered insights, or offer redemption, but they succeed because of the ineffable passions, the inexpressible humanity of the central characters that Cassavetes puts on screen. Cassavetes once told Cahiers du Cinema: ‘I am more interested in the people who work with me than in the film itself or cinema.’ With thanks to Alan Shields
Depression: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433)... - The Tarot Sybarite | 40 Moms. 40 Messages. Roderick on the Line The Problems: Brobdingnagian morning cookies; the time LTJG David Roderick (USN) kind of maybe scared off a Zero with his rogue Colt M1911; Merlin windmills through his brief Kneepads and Floppy Epaulets Phase; why John thinks depths charges are a careless and potentially orphan-endangering pussy move; John discovers an oxidizing superpower—then struggles to find a cool name; Billy Joel and his stupid goddamned loose tie bullshit; Merlin tries in vain to keep his new bell a little special; fortifying your underwater home against an attack by Navy SEALs; nobody just “walks away” from a Coffeetology® audit; John poses for Playboy with his cripplingly handsome friend, Jon Hamm; post-mortem on ’30s gangster things; Pete Townshend is attacked by a long-range baby marmot cannon; “Oooooo, hey, everybody, look at me! I’m some Somalian guy and I give everybody tickets!” [MP3] Ep. 34: "A Shit Barge Full of Long Pigs"
The man who couldn’t speak—and how he revolutionized psychology | Literally Psyched Bicêtre Hospital, the place of Leborgne's illness. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, National Library of France. When he was 30 years old, Louis Victor Leborgne lost the ability to speak—or speak in any matter that made any sort of sense. Apart from his inability to speak, Louis Victor did not appear to exhibit any signs of physical or cognitive trauma. Within ten years, however, Leborgne began to manifest other signs of distress. In April, 1861, Leborgne developed gangrene. Broca specialized in the study of language. When it came to speech, however—Broca’s main area of interest—Leborgne was hopelessly lost. He could no longer produce but a single syllable, which he usually repeated twice in succession; regardless of the question asked him, he always responded: tan, tan, combined with varied expressive gestures. Broca termed the deficit aphémie, or aphimia, the loss of articulated speech. Dr. On April 17, at approximately 11am, Louis Victor Leborgne died. That wasn’t, however, the whole story.
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Plants rise from your kitchen scraps / Trees, vines, indoor gardens sprout up Looking for a fun, educational project for the kids or just something different for your indoor garden? Try growing plants from kitchen scraps. We've all heard of soaking and rooting avocado seeds indoors. Did you know you can also grow apple and lemon trees from seed? Pineapple tops transform into attractive plants and yams create a long, handsome vine. "In every kitchen garbage bin there is a garden waiting to be planted," says Judith Handelsman, a Laguna Beach garden writer and author of "Gardens From Garbage: How to Grow Indoor Plants from Recycled Kitchen Scraps" (Millbrook Press, 1993). It's easy and fun to grow new plants with leftover fruits and vegetables. -- Apples: Apples make an attractive indoor tree. Plant six to 12 seeds in a high quality potting soil. -- Avocados: When grown indoors, avocado trees won't fruit, but they will become large, tropical floor plants. Roots will grow in the water and a stem will rise from the top of the avocado seed.
5 Ways to Make Progress in Evolutionary Psychology: Smash, Not Match, Stereotypes | Context and Variation (Alternate, Twitter-sourced titles: “5 Ways to Prove Darwin Wasn’t Crazy,” “Shut the Eff Up and Science Already,” “5 Ways Psychology Needs to Evolve.”) Evolutionary psychology, the study of human psychological adaptations, does not have a popular or scientific reputation for being rigorous, even though there are rigorous, thoughtful scientists in the field. The field is trying to take on an incredibly challenging task: understand what of human behavior is adaptive and why. Because of this, there are consequences to a bad evolutionary psychology interpretation of the world. I once had a fellow from this field talk my ear off for fifteen minutes about his “one bad apple spoils the barrel” hypothesis (it was so long ago at this point that I’m not too worried about the story identifying him). No one should ever love their idea so much that it becomes detached from reality, as much an issue for those testing hypotheses as those reading about them in blog posts and magazines. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.