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Why Your Therapist Should Go "Back to the Future" | Psychology Today


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Being “true” to yourself improves mental health, and is aided by acting counter to your “fixed” personality.Strong belief in your capacities to achieve a desired goal helps you do so.Self-examination is a core ingredient for positive emotional development.Empathy and mutuality are likely dependent on and emerge from social contact and familiarity, not genes per se. What you experience and consciously focus on alters brain activity and associated emotions. For example, meditation increases empathy and compassion.

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