“In today’s age, an increasing number of adoptions are somewhat open, meaning there’s some level of communication between the child and birth parent(s),” Dr. Jeff Nalin tells Parentology. “Whether this be through a simple exchange of information or a more active type of involvement.”
“It’s natural to become reclusive, but while this may feel comforting at times, it will only slow down the healing process. Instead, seek support from a trusted friend, family member or counselor.” Dr. Jeff Nalin in PureWow.
“While genuinely caring for others is an admirable trait, people-pleasing goes one step further, resulting in behaviors that may be detrimental to both our mental and physical health,” Dr. Jeff Nalin in Fast Company.
"When we over-text our partners, we can stifle them and also interrupt their work or personal time, creating a feeling of being smothered." Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle.
“While the college atmosphere often encourages partying, students who do so excessively can be led to high-risk behaviors, mental health problems and depression,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin in Good Housekeeping
"Most people protect themselves to some extent unconsciously so they do not readily reveal everything about themselves," Dr. Jeff Nalin, PsyD tells Bustle.
"Dependent on the person, animals have been shown to improve mood, help regulate their emotions, assist those who have difficulty bonding with others, and in a more general sense, serve to open up guarded or skeptical people to the idea that therapy can actually be a tool for change" Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle
"Couples often have different views about how money should be managed and if money is tight, the stress can be overwhelming causing couples to lash out at each other," Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle.
Dr. Jeff Nalin notes that there are multiple health benefits to volunteering, including a decrease in blood pressure and the chances of developing a chronic disease, which in turn could potentially help you live longer.
"When we interact with our partner, it is similarly important that we do more than just let the words hit our ears.” - Dr. Jeff Nalin tells Hitched Mag that being mindful of your relationship can be an active and passive way to head off any oncoming issues.
Long hours behind the wheel, concerns about job security and finances, and a lack of time with family and friends can contribute to mental health issues for truckers.
The downside to being an entrepreneur is that, when the chips are down, all pressure is on us. Entrepreneurs can often find themselves playing much more than the role of a genius business creator. They can also end up wearing hats such as accountant; secretary; customer service agent; program manager; and product manufacturer. These multiple roles, combined with the stress of needing our creation to shine, can take a toll on our mental and physical health.
“Each personality type brings something different to the table. Where one is weak, the other is strong. The magic happens when people stop focusing on the disparities, and choose instead to appreciate each other’s innate skills and personality traits,” - Dr. Jeff Nalin
“When we connect with a cause that we feel passionate about, we can help make the world a better place while reaping the benefits,” Dr. Jeff Nalin tells SheKnows.
Would you respond to an employment posting which lists, “lack of sleep, poor working conditions, and social isolation” as the job characteristics? If so, you might be prepared to be a long-haul truck driver.
There is little more exciting than launching our own business. From sharing the first conceptions of the idea with friends; to spending hour upon hour, finishing up that massive business plan; to picking out a name and getting that first business license, the process has a lot in common with pregnancy and childbirth. And, like raising a child, caring for our business-baby is a long term investment.
"In the early stages, it's important to let your authentic self shine through while being courteous, kind, and thoughtful," - Dr. Jeff Nalin
“Studies have indicated that practicing gratitude has numerous benefits, including optimizing our cardiac health, reducing anxiety and depression, as well as sharpening our brain function and giving us peace of mind,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin to Oprah Magazine.
"Being emotionally or psychologically resilient reflects our ability to cope with life's many stressors, roadblocks, and changes," Dr. Jeff Nalin, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist, tells Bustle.
"Typically, those with high-functioning anxiety have multiple symptoms of chronic anxiety but can carry out their daily functions, often without coming across as anxious to friends, co-workers, and family," Dr. Jeff Nalin, PsyD
Jeff Nalin was recently published in The Dogington post where he discusses that in addition to physicians prescribing animal companions for physical conditions, therapists are increasingly recommending that animals be considered as part of a mental and emotional support system.
Dr. Jeff Nalin is published in Home Business Magazine where he speaks about protecting your mental health as an entrepreneur.
Dr. Jeff Nalin is published in Budget Earth where he speaks about having the proper knowledge for supporting your teen's emotional health.
The holidays are about being with your loved ones and celebrating with friends and family. But this time of the year can also be challenging for people who have experienced a recent loss, who aren’t close with their family or who may be going through a divorce or breakup. Simply put, the jolly season can feel incredibly isolating for some.
"One of the key factors in determining whether you're spending too much time online is checking to see if your behavior interferes with other areas of your life," - Dr. Jeff Nalin discussing using the new screen time tools to cut back on social media.
Protecting ourselves from workplace stress: The rule for managing stress is to love yourself, first. Make sure that you are spending a small amount of time, each day, doing something that you enjoy.
Dr. Nalin of Paradigm explains the connection between the time teens spend online, the activities they do online, and their self-esteem. He also gives powerful advice for parents on how to teach teens healthy and safe use of technology.
Dr. Jeff Nalin, clinical director of Paradigm Malibu, was quoted on Forbes.com. In the article, Dr. Nalin explains how important it is to always keep the parents involved, no matter what aspect of the teen’s life.
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announced its 2016 longlist. Among the list of 20 books is Ruby by Cynthia Bond, Paradigm’s therapeutic writing instructor. Congrats Cynthia!
“When somebody doesn’t want to give up their phone, they feel like their whole world is imploding,” he says. “These kids use devices as a coping mechanism because they’re feeling crappy about themselves. But you’re sticking a cork in a volcano. At some point it’s going to blow.” Nalin says the focus of the treatment is to help afflicted teens find a healthy balance of screen time. “There’s really no way to be ‘device-free’ anymore,” he says. “You can’t just stick your head in the sand and say, ‘Don’t use the device.’”
- Dr. Jeff Nalin in Variety.com.
"There is a direct correlation between an out of control physical state and a business that is out of control. Entrepreneurs that focus on their bodies are more likely to lead successful companies." - Jeff Nalin featured on INC.com.
Paradigm’s therapeutic writing instructor and author of Ruby, Cynthia Bond, opens up about her personal battle with mental illness on Oprah.com and provides hope for others with mental health disorders.
In an article on Men’s Health about the pursuit of happiness, Dr. Jeff Nalin asked what he believe creates happiness. Nalin explained, “Having insights into our own emotional material is very important, however, the thing that propels our sense of self forward is sharing those insights with people in an authentic and genuine way. When people do that, they’re showing the world who they are and taking those reactions as information to move the development of identity forward. This is how you develop the sense of being comfortable in your own skin. This is what reduces anxiety. This is what lifts depression. All by enabling you to feel competent in the world.” Read the full article to learn about one particular formula for personal happiness.