Psychology

Dealing With Phobias
By Md. Faisal Ahmed · 3 days ago
Fear becomes an obsession when you have to change your lifestyle to deal with it. A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear or terror caused by a particular object or situation that significantly limits ...
Nonverbal Communication: A skill we all need
By Md. Faisal Ahmed · 1 week ago
Nonverbal communication is the act of conveying a thought, feeling, or concept thru bodily gestures, posture, and facial expressions. An observation performed at UCLA located a majority of verbal exchange to be nonverbal, despite the ...
How to Beat Anxiety: A Look Into 6 Effective Methods
By Thomas Augusto · 3 weeks ago
If you know anyone who is suffering from anxiety, you are aware of how much it impacts their lives. It influences every aspect of their being: from concentration to personal relationships and even their sense ...
ADHD vs "ADHO"
By Amba J Cleeve · 1 month ago
What was it that I was just about to do-*TYPE!*, I meant type...I think to myself. What a big deal, but not really. If I was to think “do” although I’d prefer to enhance my ...
Passion and Addiction
By Bruce Wilson · 1 month ago
Passion and Addiction Bruce Wilson, PhD “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”- C.G. Jung How do passion and addiction differ? How are they similar? Could our passion ...
Planetosis and Denial
By Bruce Wilson · 1 month ago
Planetosis and Denial Bruce Wilson, PhD Planetosis: n. “A sick planet which has a cold, a fever, and some kind of weird infection. v. To be worried sick about the health of the planet, because ...
What does the Black Community think about Mental Health and Counseling?
By Dr. Marilyn Sturdivant, Dsw, Lcsw · 2 months ago
It’s not surprising that historically there has been a stigma related to mental health and the Black Community. So let’s talk about some stigmas that have suppressed our community. The statements below are not a ...
Fear and Freedom
By Bruce Wilson · 1 month ago
Fear and Freedom Bruce Wilson, PhD “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” Marilyn Ferguson When we have fear, we build walls to feel protected. These walls may protect ...
Our Tunnel-Vision
By Bruce Wilson · 1 month ago
Our Tunnel-Vision Bruce Wilson, PhD What pushes us to have tunnel-vision? That is, the mindset that is only focused on a particular aim, and will not notice or consider anything else. Are there any psychological ...
A Metaverse Reality
By Bruce Wilson · 1 month ago
A Metaverse Reality Bruce Wilson, PhD Meta comes from the Greek prefix and preposition meta, which means “after” or “beyond.” When combined with words in English, meta- often signifies “change” or “alteration” as in the ...
Hypnosis and Self-Knowledge
By Mal Mohanlal · 2 months ago
Most people do not understand hypnosis. Many think they cannot be hypnotised, and many believe someone hypnotises them. What they know about hypnosis is mostly from watching hypnosis performed on stage or TV. So they ...
Approaches to Working with Self Defeating Behaviours
By Shaun Noteman · 2 months ago
One of the ways of working with self-defeating behaviours is replacing the behaviours with personality strengths. This involves the utilisation of strength-based orientations. An expert assessed the personality of an individual's strengths (Hofmann and Otto, ...
What Are Your Strengths?
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 2 months ago
What Are Your Strengths? Bruce Wilson, PhD Positive Psychology is defined as “the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive.” Positive Psychologists are focused more on the client’s ...
Pretending and Self-Deception
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 2 months ago
Pretending and Self-Deception Bruce Wilson, PhD People pretend a lot. They pretend to be interested in what you are saying or doing. They pretend to be putting in more effort than they actually are. They ...
Making Sense of Ambivalence
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 2 months ago
Making Sense of Ambivalence Bruce Wilson, PhD Much of what we do as psychologists is about assisting clients to resolve some ongoing ambivalence. Clients are questioning their circumstances, their lifestyle, their relationships, and even themselves. ...
Achieving Concrastination
By Bruce Wilson · 2 months ago
Achieving Concrastination Bruce Wilson, PhD The opposite of procrastination is concrastination. It means: Start doing the task now and don’t stop until the task is finished. Why is this concept so hard to achieve? Does ...
You're Not Enough Like Me
By Bruce Wilson · 2 months ago
You’re Not Enough Like Me Bruce Wilson, PhD Couples counselling has some special challenges. Two individuals rarely see the same experiences the same. Their different realities are not a fault but rather should be expected. ...
Awareness Through the Ages
By Bruce Wilson · 2 months ago
Awareness Through the Ages Bruce Wilson, PhD Oscar Wilde said: “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” Is Oscar on to something here, or is Oscar just being cynical? Afterall, ...
Illusion and Self-Identity
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 3 months ago
Illusion and Self-Identity Bruce Wilson, PhD What is an illusion? When something is not what it seems to be, there is a good chance we are in the possible grip of an illusion. Why does ...
Guilt and Hindsight Bias
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 3 months ago
Guilt and Hindsight Bias Bruce Wilson, PhD It is sometimes said that “hindsight is 20/20”, which implies it is really accurate. Perhaps, but maybe not! Daniel Kahneman describes the fallibility and bias of hindsight as ...