self help Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

"'Map Your Progress' Lets You Color-In Your Way To Meeting Your Goals" – Bustle

The Creative Progress Maps from Map Your Progress are a great idea, but are they any more effective than other goal trackers, such as mobile apps or Xs on your calendar? I reached out to clinical psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis — who often recommends coloring as part of his patients’ therapy — for his professional […]

"10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Ability to Sleep on a Plane" – Trip Advisor

If you can’t slow down your thoughts unaided, get into a paper book (or Kindle e-reader) instead. “Reading on an airplane is one of the best possible rituals you can do to help you fall asleep,” saysBen Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and wellness author. “It helps put your mind at ease, making you feel relaxed and […]

"How To Become The Smartest Person In The Room" – Fast Company

LISTEN MORE THAN YOU SPEAK Take in what’s around you, and listen to what people have to say. That’s going to give you both the information and insight necessary to put it in context, says Ben Michaelis, PhD, a New York City-based clinical psychologist. Part of being intelligent is being able to understand the factors […]

How Texting Can Save Your Daughter’s Life

I met a superhero the other day. This superhero doesn’t have an invisible plane like Wonder Woman. She’s not super bendy like Elastigirl, and she can’t make a tornado appear out of thin air like Storm. This superhero saves lives every single day. Even when she’s asleep. How does she do all this? Unlike Xena: […]