Lukin Center Blog

Should you delete your social media accounts?

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on May 12, 2017

 

Social media is making us collectively sick. We’re so plugged in all the time that we can’t escape our digital lives. We check email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram incessantly. We think we felt our phone vibrate, but it was just an illusion. The average American checks their phones 150 times a day. We spend 90 minutes a day staring at our phones. That’s 23 days each year.

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Topics: Stress, Self Improvement, depression, anxiety, social media

5 Surprisingly Effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exercises

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on September 8, 2016

Developed in the 1960's and widely practiced today, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a scientifically proven method of treating a variety of psychological issues --- from schizophrenia to anxiety and depression to substance abuse. Taking a holistic approach to mental health, this technique involves analyzing one's relationship to negative thoughts and behaviors, disrupting the negative feedback loop, and creating a new and healthy alignment of thoughts, behaviors, and actions. 

While CBT does involve meeting with a licensed therapist on a regular basis, there are a few tips that anyone can follow to assist in improving their mental health. Here are five that you can get started on right away. 

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Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exercises, Self Improvement