WEBSITE OF THE WEEK — Penn Medicine — Penn Program for Mindfulness

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Penn Medicine — Penn Program for Mindfulness URL  http://www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness/   DESCRIPTION Michael Baime has conducted major research on the benefits of Mindfulness Mediation.  His work group at the University of Pennsylvania has thoroughly investigated the benefits of of this process and developed empirically based intervention programs.   The website provides… Read more »

APP OF THE WEEK — The Mindfulness App


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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK The Mindfulness App
  (free with in-app purchases) (click on your platform)        iOS    OR    Android DESCRIPTION From Google Play Store and iTunes Store Do you want to find more balance in today’s increasingly stressful existence? Do you think that meditation seems difficult? Try the Mindfulness App.  The… Read more »

Psychology Update — Dreams: Here’s What Your Recurring Nightmares Actually Mean

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TITLE Dreams: Here’s What Your Recurring Nightmares Actually Mean   DESCRIPTION Given these difficult times during the pandemic, it is no surprise that many people have reported having an increase in bad dreams and nightmares.   We all dream as part of our sleep cycle and label it as REM (rapid eye movement) stage of… Read more »

Psychology Update — Why Does Alcohol Mess With My Sleep?

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TITLE Why Does Alcohol Mess With My Sleep?   DESCRIPTION Lots of folks have a “night cap” to help them fall asleep, however though they may drift off into sleep more easily, the alcohol has a deleterious effect on the sleep cycle.  “…there’s a good chance that too much alcohol will mean a fitful night… Read more »

Psychology Podcast of the Week — Insomnia Coach Podcast

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PSYCHOLOGY PODCAST OF THE WEEK NAME Insomnia Coach Podcast       SOURCE https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/insomnia-coach-podcast/id1469454957   DESCRIPTION From the Podcast site: “Welcome to the Insomnia Coach® Podcast! My name is Martin Reed. I believe that nobody needs to live with chronic insomnia and that evidence-based cognitive and behavioral techniques can help you enjoy better sleep for… Read more »

Psychology Update — I’m Often Wide Awake at 3 A.M. How Do I Get Back to Sleep?

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TITLE I’m Often Wide Awake at 3 A.M. How Do I Get Back to Sleep? Sleep experts offer advice on sleeping soundly through the night.   DESCRIPTION This is a terrific article that points to both the causes of insomnia as well as how to handle the issues and take control to have better sleep. … Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES REGARDING UNUSUAL SLEEP PATTERNS/EXPERIENCES

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3 ARTICLES REGARDING UNUSUAL SLEEP PATTERNS/EXPERIENCES   ARTICLE #1 TITLE Exploding head syndrome: What to know   DESCRIPTION Parasomnias are issues related to disturbed sleep patterns and may include night terrors, sleep walking and talking, as well as sleep eating.  Another unusual parasomnia as been labeled “Exploding Head Syndrome.”  From the article:  “Exploding head syndrome… Read more »

Psychology Update — Scientists Are Learning to Read—and Change—Your Nightmares

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TITLE Scientists Are Learning to Read—and Change—Your Nightmares   DESCRIPTION Really an amazing and fascinating article about dreams, nightmares, their causes externally and internally.  The article further describes the neurobiology behind nightmares, the brain mechanisms, methods of study, and techniques to overcome very scary nightmares.  The beginning of the article describes a child’s nightmare of… Read more »

Psychology Update — Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills

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TITLE Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills   DESCRIPTION Though this article is a few years old, it highlights an important development in the treatment of sleep disorders:  Cognitive behavioral therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).  “Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep,… Read more »