MINDFULNESS FOR THE SOUL - with John Tsilimparis, MFTJul 25, 2023
Becoming an Emotional Electrician: A Daily Practice for Reducing Anxiety
You do indeed have the power to shift your energy, shift your perspective, shift your reality. Research tells us that through the practice of certain mindfulness techniques, you can rewire your brain by becoming an "emotional electrician." Take a listen!
Live Like the Ocean: Go with the Flow
If we don't learn to live like the ocean with all its variability and unpredictability, we suffer. The ocean’s mighty swells, its deadly currents, its frightening depths, the beauty, grandeur and even the mystery, fascinates us, but also scares us. Humans are attached to the deception of permanence and the desperate need for guarantees. However, as we all know, life can be unsteady, frightening and super difficult if we don’t learn to go with the flow. We can indeed learn how not to be averse to adverse events. We all need to find our sea legs.
What is "High Functioning" Depression?
Depression does not only affect those who’s struggles are evident. “High functioning” depression highlights that a person can experience significant symptoms of depression and not have it be obvious to people around them or even to people they are close to. The way someone carries themselves in public and in their professional life, does not reflect the entire profile of their personality or what they are grappling with inside. One of the key features is that people who are "high functioning" depressives have periods of time when their depression temporarily lifts and they are able to be productive. This podcast discusses notable luminaries who have accomplished a great deal in their lives despite suffering from depression. Take a listen!
Self-Care: The Value of "Alone Time"
How to Decrease Anxiety: Be more Reflective than Reactive
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Testing Positive for Covid: Coping with Worry & Isolation
Covid Confidential: After testing positive for Covid 19, John Tsilimparis, MFT discusses mental health coping skills to help deal with prolonged isolation and all the worries and fears that emerge during quarantine.
Prolonged Grief: A New Diagnosis Offers Hope for Many
A New Adolescent Crisis: The "Loneliness Epidemic"
Calming the Mind & Body: Deactivating the Threat Response
Whenever we experience worry, fear, anxiety or any emotional discomfort, our built-in "threat response," also known as the fight, flight or freeze mechanism kicks in and shifts into protection mode. This very uncomfortable and scary feeling leaves many stuck in perpetual survival mode. John Tsilimparis, MFT and Karen Pickett, MFT discuss valuable techniques to help you calm your central system and deactivate the threat response.
Ending Mental Illness Stigma: Exposing the Myths and Misconceptions
Virtual Psychotherapy: The New Face of Mental Health Treatment
For most psychotherapists and mental health clinicians, it’s been a rough year. The emotional toll it has taken on us is immeasurable. But, it’s what we are trained to do. It’s what we love to do.
Welcome to the future! The advent of virtual mental health treatment has fast-forwarded the practice of psychotherapy a few decades in one single year. For many of us, the jump feels abrupt and disconcerting. But interestingly, the new era of on-line therapy has brought about many shifts that are positive. The digital experience might not just challenge the model of two people physically meeting face to face, but surpass it as well.
Anxiety: An Asset for Success
The Need for Nostalgia: Don't Quit Your Daydreaming Job!
The "Selfie" Obsession - Staying Relevant in the Digital Age
Surviving Pandemic Anxiety: Establish New Habits & Routines
Deconstructing the Psychology of Racism
Quieting Pandemic Panic: A Mindfulness Exercise
The Coronavirus pandemic has kicked us out of our comfort zones and has upended our world as we know it. And as we make our way through a "new norm" of social distancing and "shelter in place," its important to find new ways to cope with our worries. John Tsilimparis, MFT offers practical mindfulness tips to help you survive the crisis.
Coronavirus and Social Distancing: The Psychological Effects
How to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety: 6 Survival Tips
Letting Go of Morning Worry: A Mindfulness Exercise
Coping with Grief and Loss: The Myth of Closure
Kobe Bryant's Death: Why we Mourn Celebrities so deeply
3 Thinking Habits that Cause the Most Anxiety
Valentine's Day: Coping with the Hype
Valentine's day is a commercially generated pseudo holiday that promotes a fairy tale-like concept of ideal love. The kind of love that doesn't always exist. MINDFULNESS FOR THE SOUL offers suggestions on how to manage expectations, avoid disappointment and not get caught up in the hype.
What's the Best Treatment for Anxiety? CBT or Mindfulness Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy are two of the most effective therapeutic modalities for the treatment of anxiety, panic and excessive worry. This podcast gives you insight and background on which of the two might be best for your anxiety. Or perhaps both might be helpful because they go hand in hand very well. Tale a listen!
Exercising Self-Compassion: A Mindful-Meditation
Holiday Stress? A Mindfulness Survival Guide
Morning Meditation: Practicing Self-Regulations Skills
What is Depression? How Do I Know I Have it?
Do You Want a Healthy Relationship? Part II - Communication Skills
Learning healthy communication skills will not only improve existing relationships, but can heal them as well. Mindfulness For The Soul takes a closer look at how to improve all your interpersonal relations.
Why Do I Feel So Anxious? Understanding the Anatomy of Fear
Do You Want a Healthy Relationship? 6 Rules to Success
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Coping with Winter Blues
Mastering Self-Confidence: 7 Sustainable Tips
We all know the benefits to feeling confident. Having confidence in ourselves and our abilities affects every area of our lives. Mindfulness for the Soul offers tips for powering your self-confidence. Follow these steps and feel better today.
Want to Reduce Stress? Change Your Perspective
The Art of Acceptance: Letting Go of Control
Find Your Purpose: Find Your Peace
Panic Attacks: Effective Tips for Coping
Panic attacks are terrifying and for many, can be debilitating. John Tsilimparis, MFT shares effective coping tips to help you manage panic attacks in the moment.
Shame and Mental Illness: Understanding Stigma
John Tsilimparis, MFT, examines "internalized" stigma and the shame that results from society's negative views and misconceptions about mental illness.