Emotions

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “THE MIND IS THE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS AND UNHAPPINESS”

“The Mind Is The Source Of Happiness and Unhappiness”– Buddha Truer words have never been spoken! This is the power of the brain, to shower us in glee one moment  and then inundate us with grief the next. The power of thinking is such that one can almost kill themselves by pure thought (literally).This quote …

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “YOU WILL NOT BE PUNISHED FOR YOUR ANGER, YOU WILL BE PUNISHED BY YOUR ANGER.”

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” While anger is natural, and we all experience it, it is definitely true that some experience it more than others. In another article I explored anger and where it comes from. If we assume that anger comes from a place of hurt, then the …

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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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