Be your own therapist? Fine – if you’re up to the job | Mark Brown | Opinion | The Guardian

A meta-analysis of 15 studies, contrasting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by a therapist with CBT delivered through self-help activities, found no difference in treatment completion rate and broad equivalence of treatment outcomes between both groups.

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Newspaper claims ‘video games distort perception’ – Health News – NHS Choices

There is little clear evidence on video games

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Frustration vs. Video Game Violence in Real-Life Aggression | The Psychology of Video Games

We’re going to be doing a TV feature loosely around this.

Does violent content in video games cause violence in real-life? Or might something more mundane like frustration over controls and difficulty offer an alternative explanation?

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Is Mindfulness Meditation BS or Not? Yes | WIRED

As strange as it may sound, you can, with even a fairly modest daily meditation practice, experience a little bit of not-self. Then, as time goes by, maybe a little more. And—who knows—maybe someday you’ll have the full-on transformative version of the experience. But even if you don’t, important and lasting progress can be made, and benefits for you and for humankind can accrue along the way.

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Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse | Berkeley News

By contrast, those who generally allow such bleak feelings as sadness, disappointment and resentment to run their course reported fewer mood disorder symptoms than those who critique them or push them away, even after six months.

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