Body & Brain

Positive psychology articles related to the human body and brain. Which positive psychology theories and interventions can help us to improve physical and mental well-being?

Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm: The Science Behind Your Internal Clock

Circadian rhythms are the daily cycles of our bodily processes, such as sleep, appetite, and alertness. In a sense, we all know about them because [...]

Health Belief Model

What Is the Health Belief Model? An Updated Look

Early detection through regular screening is key to preventing and treating many diseases. Despite this fact, participation in screening tends to be low. In Australia, [...]

Pain Management

Positive Pain Management: How to Better Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a condition that causes widespread, constant pain and distress and fills both sufferers and the healthcare professionals who treat them with dread. [...]

Mental health in teens

Mental Health in Teens: 10 Risk & Protective Factors

31.9% of adolescents have anxiety-related disorders (ADAA, n.d.). According to Solmi et al. (2022), the age at which mental health disorders most commonly begin to [...]

Thought stopping techniques

18 Effective Thought-Stopping Techniques (& 10 PDFs)

From time to time, we all experience intrusive, unwanted thoughts in our stream of consciousness (Shackelford & Zeigler-Hill, 2020). While many are frivolous, such as [...]

Biopsychosocial model

Biopsychosocial Model in Action: 12 Tips & Resources

Humans are complex creatures. We are made up of more than skin and bones. We are more than just a “computer” mind that processes information. [...]

Feldenkrais Method

What Is the Feldenkrais Method & Is It Effective?

The promotion of body awareness, nonjudgmental mindfulness, and mental and physical wellbeing is the reason behind the growing popularity of mind-body approaches in the Western [...]

Cognitive Decline

What Is Cognitive Decline and How to Prevent It

Each of us has been in a situation where we notice cognitive change in ourselves or someone we know. A parent who has difficulty using [...]

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback: A Promising Approach for Trauma Healing

There is increasing recognition that unresolved trauma underpins many mental health problems. A range of treatments have flourished to promote healing from trauma, with talk [...]

Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal Theory Explained (& 18 Exercises & Resources)

Ongoing research suggests that a better understanding of the vagus nerve could revolutionize how we treat various physical and mental health conditions, including epilepsy, obesity, [...]

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