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POPULAR ARTICLES

Crazy-Makers: Dealing with Passive-Aggressive People

Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

When You Have Been Betrayed

Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

Happy Habits: 50 Suggestions

The Secret of Happiness: Let It Find You (But Make the Effort)

Excellence vs. Perfection

Depression is Not Sadness

Conflict in the Workplace

Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

Promoting Healthy Behavior Change

10 Common Errors in CBT

What to Do When Your Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Marriage

Rejection Sensitivity, Irrational Jealousy and Impact on Relationships

For Women Only: How to Have the Relationship of Your Dreams

What to Do When Your Partner's Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Relationship

Making Attributions for a Healthier Attitude

Happiness is An Attitude

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Guide to How to Set Achieveable Goals

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

Co-Dependency: An Issue of Control

The Pillars of the Self-Concept: Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy

Catastrophe? Or Inconvenience?

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Rainy Autumn Morning

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Quick Stress Relief

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies You Were Told

Choosing Happiness

Lotus Flower Relaxation

Audio Version of Article: Crazy-Makers: Passive-Aggressive People

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Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies You Were Told

Probability and OCD

Choosing Happiness

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Cloud Castles for Children

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Day of Fishing Mindfulness

Audio Version of Article: Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

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The Best Depression Apps of 2016

The Best Depression Apps of 2016

HealthLine says about Excel At Life's Depression CBT Self-help Guide: "Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one approach to managing depression and other mental health problems. This app helps you monitor your moods with an assessment test that tracks the severity of your depressed moods and provides several resources aimed at educating you about the flawed thought patterns that may be worsening your depression. There are also audio programs for relaxation and depression assistance."

Top 10 CBT Worksheets Websites

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Guided imagery and mindfulness meditation are often used as part of a CBT approach to treatment. This site offers a range of free audio downloads for a variety of needs. These downloads can be used in the office or as part of a homework assignment.

This site offers several CBT resources for the practitioner as well as the client seeking self-directed support including informative articles and forms such as a mood diary and various questionnaires. This site is exceptionally user-friendly. Read article at Uncommon Practitioners...

Let Your Phone Be Your Therapist: 7 Psych Apps That Really Work

Cognitive Diary CBT Self Help, an app for Android devices, works similarly, allowing users to write down their troublesome thoughts, challenge them and review progress.

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide includes a screening test to monitor moods, a cognitive thought diary to learn how to challenge stressful thinking, articles on CBT and a tracking feature. Read article at Bottomline Inc...

3 Tried & Tested Apps to Get You Started with Meditation

Qi Gong Meditation & Relaxation

This is one of the best kept secrets of the mediation app world, (well if there was a meditation app world, and they kept secrets, then this would definitely be up there with the best kept ones). This app is packed full of meditation and mindfulness audio AND video.

Ok so the UI isn’t as fancy as the other two, but it packs in a lot of value for a free app. The audios are skilfully created and can guide even the most unimaginative person into a place of peace and calm. You can choose to have a guided mindfulness audio to transport you to a mountain cabin, sunrise on the beach and even riding a horse across the plains. Read article at Breathe Woman...
The Best Eating Disorder iPhone and Android Apps of 2015--Healthline

Healthline's Top Eating Disorder Apps of 2015

One of Excel At Life's apps have been selected among the 13 best apps of 2015 for eating disorders:

Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help: "Destructive thoughts are one of the most damaging aspects of an eating disorder. The negative opinions you have about yourself, and the self-hate you direct towards your body can be damaging and long-lasting. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a powerful tool that can help change your thought patterns and improve your mental state.

Many mental health professionals request that patients keep an ongoing journal to record their feelings, as well as the events that may have affected their mood. This app makes it easier to do than toting around a pencil and paper all day.
" (Healthline)
Healthline Named a Top Anxiety App of 2014

Healthline's Top Anxiety Apps of 2014

Three of Excel At Life's apps have been selected among the 18 best anxiety apps of 2014:

Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation: "Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese health system that brings together posture, breathing, and the mind to reduce anxiety. This Android app connects users with a library of relaxation videos that contain instructions for relaxing and clearing the mind. The videos are created by Dr. Monica Frank, a psychologist with more than 20 years of experience. In addition to viewing Dr. Frank’s videos, you can read a variety of articles related to anxiety, meditation, and stress management." (Healthline)

Worry Box--Anxiety Self-Help: "Have you ever wished you could put all your worries in a box, leave them there, and walk away? The Worry Box app may let you do just that. The app functions a lot like a journal: Write down your thoughts, anxieties, and worries, and let the app help you think them through. It will ask questions, give specific anxiety-reducing help, and can even direct you to help you reduce your worries and anxiety. It is all password protected, so you can feel safe sharing the details of your stresses." (Healthline)

Stop Panic & Anxiety Help: "If panic and anxiety attacks have a grip on your life, this app might help you let them go. The Stop Panic & Anxiety Help Android app uses emotion and relaxation training audio tracks to help you fight your fears and find a state of calm. When you’ve overcome the attack, use the app’s journal to record what caused the attack and how you were able to get through it. Then use this journal to learn from your experiences and prepare for the future." (Healthline)
Healthline Named a Top Depression App of 2014

Healthline's Top Depression Apps of 2014

Two of Excel At Life's apps have been selected among the 18 best depression apps of 2014:

Happy Habits: Choose Happiness: "The Happy Habits app uses the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to improve your mood. CBT helps you change the way you think about the people and things in your life. By thinking differently, your feelings and actions will also change. The app features a 119-question quiz covering 14 factors that affect your mood. Based on your answers, Happy Habits provides suggestions to create more happiness in your life. Other features include audio components, a happiness journal to record affirmations and positive events, and articles about CBT and happiness." (Healthline)

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide: "Stress from many different sources can contribute to depression. But, with the help of the Depression CBT Self-Help Guide, you can manage your stress. The app helps you understand the causes of depression, and it explains self-help behaviors you can adopt to reduce symptoms. Read articles about cognitive behavioral therapy and listen to audio tracks that help you meditate and relax. Use the Cognitive Thought Diary to identify stressful thinking and respond with positive feedback. The app even includes a feature that helps measure the severity of your depression. " (Healthline)
Healthline Named a Top Eating Disorder App of 2014

Healthline's Top Eating Disorder Apps of 2014

One of Excel At Life's apps have been selected among the 13 best apps of 2014 for eating disorders:

Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help: "Destructive thoughts are one of the most damaging aspects of an eating disorder. The negative opinions you have about yourself, and the self-hate you direct towards your body can be damaging and long-lasting. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a powerful tool that can help change your thought patterns and improve your mental state. Many mental health professionals request that patients keep an ongoing journal to record their feelings, as well as the events that may have affected their mood. This app makes it easier to do than toting around a pencil and paper all day." (Healthline)

Download These Free Relaxation Audios

October 8, 2013 by Stacy Juba, Author of Adult, Teen, and Children's Books

"The area that I wanted to highlight in particular is their downloadable meditation audios. I love these! When I found this website through a free app, shortly after I began meditating, I was stunned by the number of audios they were offering for free. As I started listening to them, I was thrilled with the professional quality and the vivid imagery." Read More...
Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation
Forbes.com: 7 Apps To Beat Stress In The Workplace, September 25, 2013
"This app, available on Google Play for Android, claims to not only calm you down through meditation, but also teach you a thing or two about the techniques that you’re using. That could come in handy when you’re forced to explain to your coworkers why you’re camped out on the floor of your cubicle in the lotus position saying “ommm, ommm.” Cost: FREE "

Healthline.com: The 17 Best Anxiety iPhone & Android Apps of 2013, August 8, 2013
"Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation is an Android app that utilizes a series of short videos to unclutter the mind and de-stress the body. Developed by renowned psychologist Dr. Monica Frank, this free app can take your mind off of all the stresses of the world in just a few minutes. With titles like “Mountain Cabin,” “Rainbow Emotions,” and “Sunrise on the Beach,” these videos can be used as a part of other forms of meditation you use to manage anxiety symptoms. Each video is equipped with soothing audio, breathing instructions, and recommendations for muscle relaxation."

Buzzle: 10 Best Meditation Apps, September 12, 2013
“An extremely handy app for people who want to seriously take up meditation, Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation provides users with easy-to-use techniques to calm the mind. The app features detailed articles about various methods of relaxation and meditation. It also gives you access to videos of famous psychologist Dr. Monica Frank, explaining the ways to attain meditative Qi Gong.”
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
Healthline.com: 17 Best Depression iPhone & Android Apps of 2013, August 12, 2013
"The notion of happiness can often seem unattainable when you’re battling depression. The Depression CBT Self-Help Guide helps you cope with feelings of sadness with techniques for transforming stress into positive thinking. Equipped with a daily diary, this app helps you identify stress patterns that can complement cognitive behavioral therapy. This interactive app also provides suggestions for coping with stress and is equipped with informative articles to better understand depression. As a bonus, the Depression CBT Self-Help Guide has audio sounds to listen to wherever and whenever you need to take a breather from everyday stress."
Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help
Healthline.com: 17 Best Anxiety iPhone & Android Apps of 2013, August 12, 2013
"One way to control anxiety is to stop it in its tracks. Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help is an app that can help you accomplish this. With a vast library of informative articles to help you prevent panic attacks and control daily stress, this is a one-stop app for what you want to know about anxiety management. A daily diary allows you to jot down important moments that caused you anxiety so you can reference them in the future. This free Android app also includes audio bites for emotion training, panic assistance, and relaxation when you need an extra helping hand"
Worry Box--Anxiety Self-Help
Healthline.com: 17 Best Anxiety iPhone & Android Apps of 2013, August 12, 2013
"Don’t you just wish you could throw all your worries away? While you can’t make all your troubles disappear, you can put them in a “box.” With the Worry Box---Anxiety Self-Help app, you can have your own virtual box to contain your worries in. This free Android app works similarly to a diary, but it also asks you questions pertaining to your concerns. Questions include whether the worry is controllable and whether it is important. This interactive tool gives you techniques needed to control anxiety in the long-term. It also helps you let go of stress today. As a bonus, you also receive free advice on worry management."
Happy Habits: Choose Happiness
BestSelfHelpApps.com: Review
"Happy Habits: Choose Happiness uses the techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy from the positive psychology research to provide comprehensive tools to help create the conditions for happiness in your life.
Our thoughts: Cool feature of Your Happiness Assessment–119 item test assessing 14 factors that can affect happiness. We like the option to put our own background picture, although the existing ones look really good. Great for identifying your negative patterns.
Summary: This is one of the best self-happiness apps on the market! With its numerous features and very useful tips, you’ll find yourself full of happiness after applying tips from this great app.
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