Category Archives: Positive Psychology

Strategies for Relationship Management

Most people have a spring in their step and put their best foot forward when they are in a new relationship (work or otherwise) but they stumble and loose their footing trying to maintain relationships over the long term. Realty soon sets in and one starts realising that the honeymoon phase is officially over. The […]

Here’s How You Can Attend To Your Uncomfortable Emotions

Imagine if one morning you woke up with excruciating pain in your right knee; so unbearable that you were unable to move off your bed. Your first thought would be to immediately visit a doctor along with someone. No resistance. Imagine if one morning you woke up with immense sadness in your heart; so unbearable that you […]

Most people have a spring in their step and put their best foot forward when they are in a new relationship (work or otherwise) but they stumble and loose their footing trying to maintain relationships over the long term. Realty soon sets in that honeymoon phase is officially over. The truth is, all relationships take […]

Mindfulness is the art of recognising the emotions when it forms

Most contemporary psychological research into the regulation of the emotions has focussed on how to control and modulate the emotions  after they have flooded the mind. What seems to be missing is the recognition of the central role that heightened awareness and clarity of mind – the “mindfulness” of buddhism – can play in the […]

What Do You Know About Learned Helplessness? (II)

In the previous part, we defined learned helplessness – it occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to aversive stimuli, that it cannot avoid or escape. Eventually, the animal will stop making any efforts to improve the situation, making itself believe that it has no control over the stimulus. Even when the animal is presented […]