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HBO Sets Docuseries On NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case – Deadline

HBO Sets Docuseries On NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case – Deadline

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It sounded like a screenplay the moment the feds unsealed the indictments, and now HBO Documentary Films is producing a docuseries exploring the NXIVM organization. That’s the name of the ersatz self-improvement group with which Smallville alumna Allison Mack was involved. She recently pleaded guilty to racketeering charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy in the case. Noujaim and Amer Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated driectors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com) are helming the untitled series, which will follow a range of people who joined the group. NXIVM has been under siege, with serious federal charges brought against its highest members including founder Keith Raniere. The program will take a deep, nuance
Group, telephone, guided self-help CBT formats all effective for depression – Healio

Group, telephone, guided self-help CBT formats all effective for depression – Healio

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Pim Cuijpers Results of a network meta-analysis indicated that group, telephone-administered and guided self-help — both internet-based and not — cognitive behavioral therapy formats were comparatively effective for depression that could be alternatives to individual CBT. “It is still not clear whether all treatment formats in CBT have comparable effects. Conventional meta-analyses can only compare two formats in one analysis,” Pim Cuijpers, PhD, professor and head of the department of clinical, neuro and developmental psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, told Healio Psychiatry. “By using network meta-analyses all formats can be examined in one large analyses, in which all available evidence (direct and indirect) is used. That has never been done before.” To determine the most eff
WellTrack tool provides self-help for OU Counseling and Psychological Services patients – The Post

WellTrack tool provides self-help for OU Counseling and Psychological Services patients – The Post

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Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychological Services encourages its patients to use an online tool and application to support their mental health.WellTrack is an online self-help therapy tool OU students can use on their computer or download as a mobile app, CPS Director Paul Castelino said.“Students can use this service at any time and place and do it at their own pace without having to interact with a clinician,” Castelino said in an email.  Students and faculty members at OU can use their university email addresses to create accounts, which allows them to set up counseling appointments through CPS.  While there are many self-care apps available for download, Rebecca Smith, a counselor at CPS, think
Self-help author, Democratic candidate talks drug treatment in Lebanon – Valley News

Self-help author, Democratic candidate talks drug treatment in Lebanon – Valley News

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Valley News - Self-help author, Democratic candidate talks drug treatment in Lebanon News > Local-Regional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Patsy Campbell speaks to Marianne Williamson, a candidate in the Democratic Presidential Primary, right, about her experiences working in addiction treatment during a campaign stop at Headrest in Lebanon, N.H., Wendesday, April 17, 2019. Conversation at the meeting centered around the opioid epidemic. From left are Jim Doherty, a certified recovery support worker, and Headrest Assistant Director Eric Harbeck. (Valley News -...
Five subscription boxes that bring self-care to your door – kwbe

Five subscription boxes that bring self-care to your door – kwbe

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(NEW YORK) — You can get everything from workout clothes to makeup to toilet paper delivered to your door on demand, so why not do the same for your mental health. That’s the idea behind the latest monthly subscription trend: Self-care boxes that aim to bring joy, reduce stress and put yourself back at the top of your to-do list. Here are five self-care subscription services to try: 1. TheraBox For $34.99 per month, a box from TheraBox includes one activity “inspired by research” to help rewire the brain for happiness, from journaling to brain-training exercises and mindfulness activities. The activity is accompanied by six to eight of what TheraBox calls “wellness goodies” — that is, items that help promote relaxation and reduce stress. “Each box aims to inspire more happiness, disco
When It Comes to Self-Care, One Size Does Not Fit All – NYU Washington Square News

When It Comes to Self-Care, One Size Does Not Fit All – NYU Washington Square News

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What comes to mind when you hear the term self-care? You’re probably imagining someone slapping on an expensive face mask, sitting in a bubble bath and sipping on a glass of wine. Or maybe you’re thinking of the #selfcare posts on Instagram — a sea of salads, skincare  and scented candles. Though tropes like these aren’t necessarily excluded from the category of self-care, they constitute only a very small part of it. The reality is that self-care can be a little more complicated than what we see on social media. Each of us have different parts of ourselves that we need to take care of and different methods of carrying out this care. One size doesn’t — and shouldn’t — fit all. Though self-care’s rising popularity may seem positive — if self-c
COLUMN: Self-care should come before your grades – Indiana Daily Student

COLUMN: Self-care should come before your grades – Indiana Daily Student

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We have two weeks of classes left before finals week, and many students are bracing themselves for the flood of projects, essays and exams coming their way. I’m about to weather my sixth finals week as a student at IU, and I have to be honest, I am not looking forward to it. The last few weeks of the semester are always so stressful, and I struggle with the balancing act of finishing my assignments, getting enough sleep and taking care of myself. It’s important for students to remember at some point, you have to put self-care above your class performance. B
Thrillers, Self-Help Books Popular in Europe – Publishers Weekly

Thrillers, Self-Help Books Popular in Europe – Publishers Weekly

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Literary thrillers, fantasy, diet, and self-help books were popular reads across Europe in early spring. The fiction bestseller list in France in late March had Delphine de Vigan in the #1 position with The Gratitudes, a story of intrigue about a young woman and her speech therapist; de Vigan has been published in English by Bloomsbury. Frédéric Saldmann, once dubbed the “oracle of eternal youth” by Vanity Fair, topped the nonfiction list with Vital!, his new health guide; Saldmann has been published in English by Collins.Fantasy writer Walter Moers returned to the top spot on the German fiction list at the end of March with The Book Dragon; Overlook Press has been his American publisher. Bas Kast’s The Diet Compass led the nonfiction list, followed by megaselling thriller writer S
8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals – Self

8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals – Self

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Like it or not, witches are having a moment. From the reboots of Charmed and The Craft to AMC’s A Discovery of Witches and Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the archetype of the witch is making its way right back into mainstream culture. And from pop culture to folklore, witchcraft is often depicted as arcane and dark, a world of bubbling cauldrons and crystal balls.But witchcraft means something very different to the modern day people who practice it.In general, witchcraft is a “pre-Christian, tribal tradition” practiced across the globe according to the activist, author, and ecofeminist Starhawk, as quoted in Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. She describes it as an intentional spiritual practice that enables individuals to manife
SARK's Self-Help Books Are Like Reading Through Your Big Sister's Raw, Real, Affirming Diaries – Bustle

SARK's Self-Help Books Are Like Reading Through Your Big Sister's Raw, Real, Affirming Diaries – Bustle

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Her name is Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, better known as the author SARK, and her self-help booksare like none you’ve ever read before, guaranteed. Handwritten in primary-colored text, filled with doodles and watercolors and photographs, SARK’s books are like a sexy, serious version of Amelia’s Notebook, written for adult women. But don’t let the casual, playful format fool you: SARK’s books are designed to help you get your sh*t together, in a big way. SARK has been publishing since the 1990s — she wrote her very first book at 10-years-old — and almost half of her 17 books are national bestsellers. That includes Succulent Wild Woman, the book that pulled me onto the SARK bandwagon in the first place. With four dancing stick figures and a sprinkling of watercolor hearts oozing across th