WHAT LIES BENEATH…

Millions of years ago, our humanoid ancestry would travel in packs, tools in hand, searching the lands for food and sustenance. At this point in our history, a threat would stimulate a few simple responses from our body that helped us outlive other species and grow into the people we are today. No response was …

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IS POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY ACTUALLY MAKING YOU FEEL SAD?

Most of us have heard of positive psychology and about its benefits (if not go tohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_psychology and get reading!) made popular largely by Martin Seligman. The basics of positive of psychology are about teaching ourselves to be happier and thus helping our brains ‘think happy’. My question is; does positive psychology insinuate that to be happy …

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VIOLENCE – ARE WE WORKING WITH THE SYMPTOM INSTEAD OF THE PROBLEM?

​I should start this off by saying I am no authority on this subject. After reading for what feels like years, and training on the subject, I have more questions than answers. Below are some of my thoughts.Recently, while reading “Invitations To Responsibility” by Alan Jenkins, and having various discussions with my clinical team, and …

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BIG BOYS CRY TOO

I am a firm believer in all of us being responsible for our reactions, behaviours and ourselves. However, I also believe that prevention is better than the cure (and much easier). This is a message to all of you that you have power in the future of our society – the power to positively influence …

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ARE YOU AN INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT? THE SURPRISING TRUTH…

I have been reading a lot of very misleading pop-psychology articles on the web about introversion and extroversion, which I think people are taking way too seriously. Some authors have even taken it into their own hands and created new subgroups which are neither introverted nor extroverted, but rather somewhere in between. I think it …

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