Most people are able to expand their capacity for empathy through out their lives – especially their cognitive or perspective – taking empathy by practising mindful attention towards other people’s feelings and experiences.
Category Archives: Positive Psychology
“You know the nightmare in schizophrenia is not knowing what’s true. Imagine, if you had suddenly learned that the people and the places and the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?” (Dr. Rosen to Alicia, in the movie ‘A […]
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 […]
Nandita Kochar When things do not go as we planned, we try our best to change the situation for the better. At least that’s what we like to tell ourselves. However, research on learned helplessness shows that if we believe that the situation is out of our control then we give up and simply accept […]
Make sure to read Part 1 first! E (evaluation): After therapists have used the “W” and “D” set of questions, they would move on to “E,” or “Evaluation.” An easy question to use that evaluates what clients are doing is, “How is that working for you?” When therapists ask this or a similar question, they […]
Rationale Choice theory is the track on which the train of Reality Therapy runs. WDEP system, a technique belonging to Reality Therapy, stands for wants – doing – evaluation – planning. Each of the letters in the acronym represents a cluster of ideas and possible interventions that operationalize the underlying theory: choice theory. The […]
Another emotion we have examined extensively one that is common in life but rarely mentioned by name in organisation – is Compassionate Love. This is the degree of affection, caring and compassion that employees feel and express toward one another.
There are methods in Buddhist practice devoted to cultivating loving-kindness and compassion. Here, the meditators try to generate an all pervading sense of benevolence, a state in which love and compassion permeate the entire mind. The led pure love and compassion be the only object of their thoughts: intense, deep, and without any limit or […]
Being able to communicate effectively with your co-workers ensures not only that you workplace does not turn sour but also that you are able to get your work done successfully. Here are some tips on how to achieve the same!
Don’t get into too many doings and addictive thinking. Create a pause; fill the pause with silence and deep communion with the Beloved of your heart.