Mental Health & You Column | September 2020
Featured Guest Experts | Video & Book Corner
How to Trust Toolkit (Free)
In this Conversation Column, we ask the question: 
What do you do when TRUST is broken?
TRUST: How people develop and sustain confidence in the sincerity and reliability of other people, despite experiences that may threaten to break that trust. How do we trust people who have done us harm, whether intentional or not?

Our Psychology Today Expert explains that nothing hurts more than feeling betrayed by someone you love and trust. Betrayal can come in many forms, such as dishonesty, disloyalty, unfaithfulness, or withholding. Each of these feels like a moral violation that can cut to the core of your emotional soul and plunge you into a place of psychological distress.

Trust is the glue that holds relationships together. It is what allows you to feel safe so that you can be vulnerable enough to emotionally connect with another person.

Developing trust is crucial in establishing and maintaining relationships and behaving compassionately. It involves experiencing another person’s point of view, rather than just one’s own, and enables 'helping behaviors' that come from within, rather than being imposed upon us by someone else.

With the pandemic and other recent events we have all been forced to adjust to what has been called the new normal. Trust is a mental health building block that allows us everyday to explore life, and take risks to venture into the world into the unknown -- pandemic of not.

We hope that our experts in this column bring you insights and good advice.
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Stay Safe and Healthy! Thanks for reading!
Diana and Jan
Articles from Guest Experts | 7 Steps to Rebuilding Trust
Video & Book Corner
Your Mind, Calmed.
Do you stress out easily? Worry too much? Feel anxious or strive for perfection? You are not alone. Dr. Andrea is here to help with her new book, Detox Your Thoughts. It outlines ten cognitive traps that are most associated with depression and anxiety, and teaches specific and actionable steps to conquer them once and for all.
Using the latest research in neuroscience and techniques across several different types of psychotherapy.

 Dr. Andrea shows how to develop new, healthier mental pathways— and make them stick for good.
There are a number of issues which can cause the trust in your relationship to become damaged - infidelity, drug and alcohol use, lying, or being regularly unreliable. With commitment from both partners, trust can be regained.

This video offers tips and support to rebuild truth between you.
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