Author: Seth Gillihan

Guided Meditations

Silent Meditation with Bells at 5, 10, & 15 Minutes

This meditation is unguided—it’s simply silence broken by a single bell after 5 minutes, two bells after 10 minutes, and 3 bells after 15. You can use the silence to…

Depression Evidence-based Treatment Exercise Self-Help

12 Findings on the Best Ways to Treat Depression

Anyone who’s been depressed knows how hard it can be just to keep up with daily responsibilities. Trying to figure out the best way to treat the depression can present…

Guided Meditations

Mindfully Unloading the Dishwasher

Anything we do is an opportunity to be in our experience, including simple chores like putting away the dishes. Some things you might keep in mind as you do this…

Depression

Can You Be Depressed and Not Know It?

What image comes to mind if I ask you to think of someone who is depressed? Typically we picture someone who’s sad all the time, stays in bed for much…

Depression Evidence-based Treatment Meditation Mindfulness

How to Use Mindfulness to Ease Negative Emotions

I’m very pleased to welcome my first guest blogger, Debbie Hampton, fellow blogger at The Best Brain Possible.  Most of us welcome sadness and pain about as much as a root…

Insomnia Sleep

Why Isn’t Melatonin Helping My Insomnia?

Millions of Americans are desperate for a good night’s sleep. When insomnia persists for long enough, it’s common to reach for an over-the-counter sleep aid like Unisom, Zzzquil, or Tylenol/Advil…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) OCD Treatment

Am I a Monster? Obsessions About Hurting Other People

It’s hard to turn on the news without hearing about violent assaults, murders, and sexual abuse. We probably feel revulsion when we hear about these things, wondering how a person…

Anxiety CBT in 7 Weeks Depression Self-Help

CBT in 7 Weeks: The Next Seven Weeks (and Beyond)

This is the eighth and final post in a series that accompanies each week in my book, Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks. “The Next Seven Weeks” begins on…