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"How Hypnosis Can Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds" – New York Post

Still reeling from a painful breakup, Elena Gluhova realized that the damage caused by her lousy ex-boyfriend went far beyond a broken heart: Her emotional eating had caused her to balloon to her heaviest weight of 130 pounds. “Quite frankly, I felt fat, ugly and not attractive,” recalls the petite 32-year-old West Village resident, who […]

"7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Brighter" – Bustle

Coloring books for adults have become the latest trend, and, unlike some fads, this one is actually really good for you. According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. But […]

"How Startup Founders Can Fight Stress And Protect Their Mental Health" – TechRepublic

Certain mental health issues can not only affect how we feel internally, but also our outward behavior. Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, said that founders should take note of changes in their relational behavior and routines. “If you find yourself getting into arguments more frequently than usual, if you […]

Health Benefits of Coloring Books Attracting Adults to Childhood Pastime – Fox News

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. Turns out the favorite childhood pastime is gaining popularity with adults, and there’s a laundry list of health benefits like stress reduction and sharpening fine motor skills. Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox News to talk about why coloring is a great activity for adults. Watch the latest video at […]

"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 […]

"The Throwback Stress Reliever That Everyone’s Instagramming" – SELF

It’s Monday night. Do you know where your crayons are? For a growing slice of grown women, with big jobs, busy schedules and more than a bit of digital fatigue, going analog, in the form of hobbies you may last remember engaging in when you were eight, is the latest way to beat stress. In […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Rene Russo Has Bipolar Disorder. How She—and Other Women—Are Helping Make It OK to Talk About Mental Health

In an episode of The Queen Latifah Show that airs on Oct. 30, Rene Russo reveals something about her that none of us knew: She has bipolar disorder and is treating it regularly with medications. Here’s the clip. So Queen Latifah asks Rene (and Jake Gyllenhaal)—who are out and about promoting their new movie, Nightcrawler, these days—to reveal something they’ve had to push […]