Category Archives: Positive Psychology

‘A Beautiful Mind’ & What It Teaches Us About Schizophrenia

“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 […]

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 […]

The Wants-Doing-Evaluate-Planning Model Can Help You! (II)

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 […]

The Wants-Doing-Evaluate-Planning Model Can Help You! (I)

  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 […]

Experimenting Meditation in Lab environment

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 […]