The Healing Power of Music

  via Effect of Music Therapy on Symptoms in Schizophrenia. Finally! A meta-analysis on the effects of music therapy shows that it is associated with improvements in psychosis symptoms. As someone who has been co-facilitating an expressive arts therapy group in the past year, I wholeheartedly agree that music–and art, in general–is a helpful tool in reducing symptoms and improving overall functioning. The mere ability … Continue reading The Healing Power of Music

Your Brain and Gut are BFF

via Microbes and Mental Health: The Link Between Biome and Brain.   We’ve heard it all before: proper sleep, exercise, and diet results in improved mood and anxiety. But did you know that your brain and gut are BFF (best friends forever)?¬†There is growing research support for the influence of mental wellness and gastronomic health. Microbiomes, also known as the little bacteria that is naturally … Continue reading Your Brain and Gut are BFF

Hello!

    Welcome to PsychBlab! This website is geared towards youth¬†and young adults who are interested in learning about more adaptive ways of dealing with stress in their daily lives. Topics will range from healthy habits, stress management skills, latest psychological research findings, and various ways to promote wellness. The overall purpose and goal of this site is to reduce the stigma of mental illness … Continue reading Hello!