Book Recommendation: The Four Agreements

SkyeHelps recommends The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

SkyeHelps recommends reading The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. This bestselling book suggests four principles to help bring happiness and peace into your life. The four principles are: be impeccable with your words, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best. Ruiz goes into detail about what each on of these principles mean, and how to apply them to your everyday life. Reading the book is the easy part, but the challenging part is staying committed with applying the rules towards your life. SkyeHelps invites you to read our book selections to cultivate personal growth and emotional wellness.

Mental Health Tip #2

Meditation is a practice that can help you understand and clarify your emotions. Meditation can help you cope with negative emotions like anxiety, depression, anger, and sadness. The practice of meditation is when you focus your attention on a particular thought or activity to help provide mental clarity. An easy way to start meditating is in the shower. Begin by imagining yourself washing away the negative thoughts. Let the negative emotions wash down the drain, and leave you with a sense of peace.  Meditating just a few minutes each day will help improve your emotional well-being.

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Therapy Myths #1

You are not crazy.

A common misconception about therapy is that it’s only for people who are weak or crazy. This is not true; it can help you with a range of difficulties life may throw at you. Anyone can benefit from therapy. When you are presented with struggles during your lifetime, and therapy can help you work through many different trials or life changes.  You are not weak for seeing a therapist. Being self-aware that seeking help may be the best case for you shows true strength. Life can bring waves of emotional destruction through career problems, school problems, relationship problems, and life transitions. Simply having someone to talk to and support you through these troubles can provide relief . Therapy can help bring you closer to emotional wellness.

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Mental Health Tip – Journaling

Journaling helps you focus on internal thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it can be hard to express how or what you are feeling, but practicing writing therapy can help bring mental clarity. Journaling can help you gain control over your emotions and provide relief from day to day stressors. If you are struggling with overwhelming stress, anxiety, and depression, then writing therapy is a great way to help build your emotional wellbeing. An easy way to start is by making a bullet point list of events that you had positive and negative emotions towards. Journaling can gradually help you distinguish  daily stressors and recognize ways better ways handle them.

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Laura’s In The News!

SkyeHelps intern Laura Rodes is in a UNG News article highlighting her research with Jacob Henze. Laura and Jacob worked together under the direction of Dr. Bryan Dawson to determine whether “groups have better collective memories than individuals when it comes to problem-solving.” In this case, the problem was to look at a map and determine the best route between two points on the map. The individual versus group treatment was crossed with a 2-D versus 3-D treatment, using a classical 2-way ANOVA design. If that sounds complicated, just look at the picture below. It shows how group size and map type were crossed to create 4 different combinations that Laura and Jacob used in their data analysis.

They wanted to “see if groups would be more accurate at correctly solving problems than individuals due to the fact that groups can work together and express different ideas. They also want to see if using a three-dimensional map will help the participants chart a shorter and quicker route between two points. Groups bear advantages such as collaboration and the ability to verbally discuss the advantages and disadvantages of determining which route to travel compared to an individual.”

Laura and Jacob will present their findings at the Southeastern Psychological Association’s 64th annual meeting March 6-9 in Charleston, South Carolina.

SkyeHelps is very proud of Laura and the work she did with Jacob. Original research like theirs is important because it helps psychologists and counselors understand how our brains work and how we interact with others. The results of studies like this, when added to the results of similar studies, have immediate applications in family counseling, group counseling, and leadership training.