German Kindergartens Ban Toys to Prevent Drug Abuse – The Atlantic

emove the things children sometimes use to distract themselves from their negative feelings: toys.

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‘Remove the things children sometimes use to distract themselves from their negative feelings: toys.’

‘They let the children learn how to deal with their own boredom and frustration.’

This sounds nuts.

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POWs in Solitary May Have Tapped Unused Parts of Their Brains | Big Think

Ex-POWs told researchers about some amazing new mental skills they’d acquired in solitary.

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Is the dark really making me sad? | Ars Technica

BrainLit

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are all mental illnesses related

Big Think : Are all mental illnesses related

hearing this about capture a lot.

“I think that the best way to treat being captured, whether it’s by a negative stimuli or an addictive substance or a fear, is to find something else that’s going to capture me that has even more importance to me.” This means supplanting the obsession with something positive and deeply fulfilling for the person.”

unrelated to the above: I’ve also been spending a lot of time considering the interaction of social media apps as fidget like. Important to bear in mind how they’re designed to capture and captivate.

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Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis | TechCrunch

Excited to see this direction.

Most of us experience some level of stress and anxiety in our lives. It can be relatively mild or extremely severe and debilitating — or anywhere along the..

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