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2015’s Resolutions?

The latest psychological research proves that self-discipline isn’t as critical to achieving your resolutions as treating yourself kindly is. Linda Graham joins other psychologists in suggesting that “self-compassion gives us a space to nurture ourselves so we can re-group and shift to a larger, kinder perspective – one that allows us to respond differently to […]

Keep Strong and Carry On

Chatelaine magazine, August 2014 Marilisa Racco’s article features Linda Graham as one of several contributors on the topic: “Some days even the smallest challenge can feel insurmountable. Now psychologists are saying our best defence against stress and burnout is resilience. Here’s how to boost yours.”

Are You Living Your Happiest Life?

“Psychologists (including Linda Graham, MFT) reveal the mental trap that holds you back from taking risks – and the simple strategies for overcoming it. First for Women magazine, July 14, 2014.

The Neuroscience of Resilience

Resilience in the face of adversity

This cutting edge article explores how to strengthen our capacities for resilience from the bottom up – at the level of neurons firing in new patterns that promote flexibility in the face of change. The article traces the nine functions of the pre-frontal cortex, considered by some neuropsychologists to be an “evolutionary masterpiece,” and offers […]

The Power of Mindful Empathy To Heal Toxic Shame

© Linda Graham, MFT 2010 This article was published as part of the Wise Brain Bulletin, Volume 4.1. Download the complete issue as a PDF I want to explore how Mindful Empathy can help us hold and heal the sense of failure, rejection, and shame that catches us in the suffering of the belief that […]

A Warm Bath for the Brain

© Linda Graham, MFT Understanding oxytocin’s role in therapeutic change This article was originally published on the Psychotherapy Networker website. Download the article as a PDF   Q: The couples I see often are in such a state of emotional arousal that they can’t calm down enough to do the work of therapy. What can […]

Laughter

© Linda Graham, MFT This article was published as part of the Wise Brain Bulletin, Volume 3.8. Download the complete issue as a PDF The August 2009 issue of Ode magazine is devoted to Laughter: how laughter evolved and how it makes us human; the positive impacts of laughter on health and productivity; how laughter […]

Skillful Ways to Deal with Stress and Trauma

© Linda Graham, MFT 2009 This article was published as part of the Wise Brain Bulletin, Volume 3.4. Download the complete issue as a PDF As the national economy tanks, as jobs are lost after 10 and 20 years, as relationships are strained, as safety nets of retirement and health care unravel, I see more […]

The Neuroscience of Attachment

[first presented as a Clinical Conversation at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy, Fall 2008] © Linda Graham, MFT It’s fascinating to learn what’s happening in our brains as we feel accepted or rejected by people closest to us or important to us. What’s happening in our brains as we experience a sense of connection and […]

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