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The gym used to be my therapy. Here’s how that’s changed during social distancing.

The gym used to be my therapy. Here’s how that’s changed during social distancing.

At one of the last classes I took at Barry’s Bootcamp before the fitness studio closed in response to the coronavirus, my instructor joked over the mic that he saw me more than he did his roommates. I had roped a gaggle of friends into going that morning, and at some point, each one (gently)…
New Music To Know This Week: JAAS Gets That “Therapy,” Olivia Awbrey Is A Guitar God & More

New Music To Know This Week: JAAS Gets That “Therapy,” Olivia Awbrey Is A...

There's something so cleansing about the desert, isn't there? It's like going to a clean slate place, where magic could just happen and you have to fight to stay alive, you being made of 60% water. Press play, and take a mystical vocal ride through a place of great danger and allure.
Compression Therapy Isn’t Just For Athletes

Compression Therapy Isn’t Just For Athletes

These so-called compression boots work by squeezing and releasing around your legs. The pulsing boosts blood flow and transports fluid out of the limbs. “The main function of the compression boots are to engage a lymphatic flush,” says Chris Contini, a recovery specialist at Denver Sports Recovery in Colorado, told University Chiropractic and Wellness. “[It helps] facilitate…
Psychoanalytic Therapy Is The OG Of Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy Is The OG Of Therapy

"Psychodynamic therapy encourages exploration and discussion of the full range of a patient’s emotions," wrote Jonathan Shedler, PhD, of the technique, in the journal American Psychologist. "The therapist helps the patient describe and put words to feelings, including contradictory feelings, feelings that are troubling or threatening, and feelings that the patient may not initially be able…
Why NYC Is Repealing Its Ban On Conversion Therapy

Why NYC Is Repealing Its Ban On Conversion Therapy

“This was a painful decision that was made after leading LGBTQ advocates requested that the Council take this drastic step,” Johnson said in a statement, via Politico. “The sad reality is the courts have changed considerably over the last few years, and we cannot count on them to rule in favor of much-needed protections for…
What Is Wilderness Therapy & How Can It Help You

What Is Wilderness Therapy & How Can It Help You

This practice is called outdoor adventure therapy, outdoor behavioral healthcare, or wilderness therapy, and it's defined as the use of outdoor experiences and activities to kinesthetically engage people on cognitive, behavioral, and somatic levels, explains Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW, associate professor in the school of social work at Texas State University, San Marcos. "It's…
My great-grandmother’s struggle with mental illness — and the therapy that saved her life

My great-grandmother’s struggle with mental illness — and the therapy that saved her life

At the age of 44, my great-grandmother Carmela became convinced that people were out to get her. She refused to let anyone visit her house in Modesto, California, where she lived with her husband, two children, and sister-in-law. She insisted that all the windows and curtains be closed. She had hallucinations and manic episodes. Sometimes…

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