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Most people begin their journey into low self-confidence in their childhood. Our early environments affect us deeply, and we take in the messages we receive. As we hear these same messages over and over again, they take shape in our minds, and over time they form our core beliefs about ... Views: 5
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychotherapeutic method-- a technique used by psychologists for them to help heal patients dealing with various mental health disorders like stress and depression.
The basic premise behind the process is to evaluate the governing thought processes that help ... Views: 59
Human beings have a tendency to cling to comforting and satisfying conclusions rather than be bold enough to acknowledge the truth. This attitude thwarts the journey of discovery in any field and, especially, in the realm of spirituality. A good historical example of this may be called the ... Views: 98
Writing an assignment, report, thesis, or an exam can be very challenging for most students. Not only does it put them under a lot of pressure, it also forces them to evaluate themselves as to where they stand, how much they know and how much justice they have done to their work. When a student ... Views: 57
Tips on how to beat depression. Depression is a prolonged feeling of sadness, moodiness and hopelessness. It affects your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviours, and your overall physical health. It makes life more difficult to manage from day to day.
“Depression is a prison where you are ... Views: 81
Have you ever felt like someone is playing tug-of-war with you, except you are the rope? Being pulled in too many directions can be exhausting, and if it happens over an extended length of time, it can lead to extreme anxiety or burnout.
If you are experiencing a bit of life’s tug-of-war, ... Views: 72
At no other time in history have we been able to connect so well with long-distance loved-ones, receive instant feedback on an idea, belly laugh at goofy memes, or find welcome distraction in someone else’s story. In many ways, social media has been a tremendous gift of connection and ... Views: 66
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
The narcissist's True Self is introverted and dysfunctional. In healthy people, Ego functions are generated from the inside, from the Ego. In narcissists, the Ego is dormant, comatose. The narcissist needs the input of and ... Views: 138
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
The narcissist’s False Self is grandiose. The narcissist seeks to maintain his inflated fantasy of himself. He denies, slices and splits off, and “evacuates” or projects onto others emotions, cognitions (thoughts), traits, ... Views: 75
By Dr. Margaret Paul
June 27, 2016
Our emotions are an accurate indication of when we are in truth and when we are lying to ourselves.
Believe it or not, one of the great gifts we were born with is our emotions. Our emotions infallibly let us know when we are operating from the truth ... Views: 53
Whether you're happy, sad, angry, creative, stressed or something else entirely, it all ultimately comes down to your neuroscience. The wiring and chemistry of our brains is what defines our every experience and our every behavior and as such, the best way to understand any aspect and unravel of ... Views: 87
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) comes in two forms. Either a violent blow to the head causes the brain to strike the inside of the skull, or an object penetrates the brain. This kind of injury can be very serious. It may cause bleeding or swelling of the brain ... Views: 70
Ever since the 1950’s when Albert Ellis, Ph.D., my teacher and mentor, developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy/Coaching, the mental health field has not been the same. Instead of spending months and years gazing inward and backward with no real behavior change, folks experiencing emotional ... Views: 93
When decorating your home it is quite a personal thing. We all have our own opinions and styles and certain things work for certain people. So when it comes to painting there is a psychology to particular colours that can incorporate soothing and productive moods in your home.
As we get down ... Views: 78
The most common type of OCD worldwide is the fear of contamination, conditioned by the fear of catching some sort of illness or disease which usually leads to constant bothering about toxic elements and objects.
That's why the easiest way to recognize someone having this type of OCD is by ... Views: 111
We all learned many ways of avoiding pain as we were growing up, but what once seemed to protect us against pain is now actually causing our pain.
We all had to learn many ways of avoiding emotional pain as we were growing up, because we could not have survived the pain of childhood ... Views: 161
Why do some narcissists end up being over-achievers, pillars of the community, and accomplished professionals - while their brethren fade into obscurity, having done little of note with their lives?
There seem to be two types of narcissists: those who derive ample narcissistic supply ... Views: 170
Self-tanning may sound paradoxical but it is possible in reality. Many persons throughout the world have enjoyed the look and feel of darker skin. They have been able to this by using sunless tanning products that are safe, reliable, and effective. If you are not a person who enjoys going to the ... Views: 86
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
April 18, 2016
Have you wondered if you have an abandonment issue? Discover the answer to this question in this article – and what to do about it. ... Views: 273
In the 1944 film The Gas Light, a husband deliberately manipulates his wife into believing that she is losing her sanity in order to gain control over her. Unfortunately, this is not just a fictional scenario.
Though it has only recently come to clinical attention, the tactic known as ... Views: 279
Hero worship makes me uncomfortable. I am an extremely minor public figure, except among certain family members and friends who inflate my fame as author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love. As a marriage expert, I sense that many people who have heard of me think I must be a perfect marriage ... Views: 201
Below are some times given by our
psychics for online dating.
Online dating for women seeking to begin in excess of might be scary. Any
romance which is older than a smartphone—that would be to say, around 10 many
years or extra—is one that started out ahead of a great shift occurred ... Views: 201
No, of course you haven’t heard any good negative predictions lately. That’s because there aren’t any good negative predictions. There are only negative negative predictions. That’s because there’s nothing good about a negative prediction! Negative predictions can only be ... Views: 324
People have a whole lot of misconceptions about psychological well-being. This is not because there is a lack of information about the same, it is because we have a lot of preconceived notions about the term 'psychological'.
So let's get our concept right.
What is Psychological ... Views: 170
To answer this question fully would require several extremely large volumes of written material including analysis and data as to the development of the health service in the UK. The point of the question, what is the NHS, is actually to provide a bit of background to the broader question of ... Views: 192
Many people think that if a marriage is basically healthy all issues get resolved. Yet according to psychologist and author John Gottman's groundbreaking research, a whopping 69 percent of problems in marriage do not get solved. His good news, though, is that many problems can be managed. ... Views: 330
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
February 08, 2016
Learning to discern the difference between mind and soul communication is essential to learning to love yourself. Learn how to tell when information is truth from Spirit or made up from the ... Views: 540
The cause of sustainable living has gathered a strong community of followers throughout the globe. Unfortunately, it has also met misunderstanding with a certain layer of the community supporting it. While some say sustainability won't last long and strike it with criticism, others take it more ... Views: 210
When an individual suffers from depression, feelings of isolation and a general sense of unworthiness can infiltrate their thoughts, making relationships difficult to manage. Relationships are put to the test and sometimes unravelled when depression takes hold.
Depression Wears a ... Views: 372
are some more tips our
psychics provided in managing
Indulge in some stress-eating.
It turns out, not all stress-eating — turning to food to calm your nerves when
you’re feeling tense and tired — is bad. But going for empty calories like
candy, chips or ice cream ... Views: 244
You may have already begun taking the steps to see your New Year's resolutions come to fruition. Perhaps you finally got around to joining that gym, or maybe you were able to confront a friend about something on your mind that's difficult to talk about. Whatever new you may have initiated so far ... Views: 246
Music has exhibited multiple beneficial effects on the brain over a wide range of helpful applications ranging from changing people’s moods to healing effects , mind health benefits and improvements is mental performance. This idea that training in musical performance can improve cognitive ... Views: 390
This brain science based mental fitness technology incorporates the latest audio and visual brain building training. Mental processing power, memory and focus have proven to be almost immediate improvements and in addition many benefits of brain wave stimulation including increased blood flow to ... Views: 496
Trichotillomania, commonly known as Compulsive Hair Pulling Disorder or TTM, is a clinically recognized mental disorder, characterized by the irresistible urge to pull your own bodily hair. It is one of the most misunderstood, under-diagnosed clinical conditions, largely due to the behavior ... Views: 259
To test your open-mindedness, let me ask you a question. Imagine that I were to show you a picture of an angry and intimidating looking Arab guy with a big beard. What do you think? What is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Is it the word 'terrorist'?
If the first thing that came to ... Views: 292
In situations or relationships with any kind of difficulty - tension, feeling hurt, conflicts, mismatches of wants . . . the usual crud - it's natural to focus on what others have done that's problematic.
This could be useful for a while: it can energize you, bring insight into what the real ... Views: 188
Optimum health is not just the absence of disease but the presence of wellness in mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social areas. Some would also include financial health.
Optimum health is essential at all levels, from the individual to the society we live in to the ... Views: 274
That girl would never go for a guy like me. My resume isn’t good enough to apply for that role. I could never pull that outfit off. She’s not replying to my message because she doesn’t like me. And the list goes on.
As human beings who spend 24/7 in our own minds, it is inevitable that we ... Views: 320
Mental health challenges in children and young people are on the increase and are posing huge problems for them, adults and the society as a whole. Families and schools alike, are now feeling the impact of this surge of mental health crisis. Something needs to give and changes must be made in ... Views: 350
Brain training is the new "trend" when it pertains to shaping your mind. As it so occurs, a surge in training to enhance cognitive processing happened because researchers have actually found that the neurons in your brain do, in fact, make new connections with each other (this is called brain ... Views: 533
Do you often find yourself functioning on auto-pilot with a numbness of being and without much thought or feeling? Or as if you’re just going through the motions partially submerged in water while breathing shallow? If you’re saying yes, chances are that you’re not mindfully living your life in ... Views: 353
Here goes the secret about will power, but before I reveal it to you, tell me haven't you heard the following statements in your life so far,
You have to have will power to get yourself through a difficult situation!
You have to increase your will power, you give up too ... Views: 411
We all experience guilt from time to time. But many of us have a hard time letting go of it and find it difficult to forgive ourselves, even though we may readily forgive others. First of all, it's important to recognize whether our guilt is true or false. Just because we feel guilty, that ... Views: 339
Loot at the following statements given by some of the parents for their own children:
I am not happy with my kids when they do not conform to my standards of life. I want them to become a gentleman like keeping values that I possess. I want them to choose the paths of life I ... Views: 249
Donald Trump has grown an empire of wealth and power, but is it enough? He admits that it isn’t the money that motivates him. (The Art of the Deal, 1987) What drives narcissists are their fears of feeling weak, vulnerable, or inferior. Consequently, for male narcissists in particular, achieving ... Views: 506
Where Has Our Ability to Empathize Gone?
Excerpted from August 2, 2012 show on A Fine Time for Healing, Is Our Ability to Empathize Eroding?
Empathy is the ability to emotionally put oneself into someone else’s shoes—the capacity to share and understand the feelings, emotions, and ... Views: 289
Narcissists Need to Show Perfection to the World, At Any Cost
There is an elderly woman I know (whom I will not name) whose narcissism is so severe that it is physically destroying her. This woman has been suffering from a painful auto-immune disease for thirty-five years.
Progressively ... Views: 376
Narcissism is an instinctive trait of self-love that everyone possesses to some degree. In infancy we all possess traits of narcissism that are appropriate for that level of development such as self-absorption, omnipotence and grandiosity. However, these same characteristic are seen as ... Views: 395
Depression is a serious medical condition that can impact anybody. There is no race, ethnicity, age group, or gender that is immune to depression. Although, there is evidence that there is higher rates of depression among certain groups. However, many experts believe that at least some of these ... Views: 375