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3 skills from psychotherapy that can change your brain

By Christopher W. T. Miller, MD

23 Feb 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Choosing reflection over reflex, bringing softness instead of hostility, and being curious rather than judgmental — these are three key skills that can change your outlook on life, explains The Post.

When I suggested talk therapy to one of my psychiatry patients, he asked, “How can talking help?”

Diagnosed with an anxiety disorder as a child, he told me he had a “chemical imbalance” that required psychiatric medications for the rest of his life. He had heard this message over and over from doctors, parents and teachers.

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