Monthly Archives: January 2017

Attachment Theory

Introduction to attachment theory in developmental psychology, including Bowlby and Ainsworth’s contributions, evaluation and criticisms of attachment theory. Attachment Theory Attachment theory is a concept in developmental psychology that concerns the importance of “attachment” in regards to personal development. Specifically, … Continue reading

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Emotional Attraction

What causes emotional attraction? Are physical attributes the primary factors that determine attraction or is similarity more important? We all know how it feels to be attracted to someone – the old argument still lives on as to whether a … Continue reading

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Rational Emotive Therapy

Overview to Rational Emotive Therapy as a treatment in psychology. Includes explanations of different developments in the RET field and an evaluation of the treatment. Rational Emotive Therapy Rational Emotive Therapy, sometimes called Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, is a form … Continue reading

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Emotions: Guilt Guilt (= self-pity + self-hate)

Guilt prevents me from seeing life as good, as worthwhile in itself ; it neutralises aesthetic enjoyment of the world. Guilt focuses on my failures in life.   The self-pity mode knocks out all meaning in anything and my motivation … Continue reading

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7 Secrets of Letting Go

Dr George Simon, PhD As challenging as it can be to move on from a bad emotional experience, here are seven ways to help make the process more than a bit easier. Leave a Comment It’s not uncommon for folks … Continue reading

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Benefits of Meditation

Meditation helps us on many levels, from simple relaxation to freedom from suffering and full liberation of heart and mind. It allows us to: defuse stress and experience greater calm explore the mind-body relationship connect to our feelings expand our … Continue reading

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What Is Meditation? Discovering the present moment.

TRAINING THE MIND Put most simply, meditation is a way to train the mind. Most of the time, our minds are wandering — we’re thinking about the future, dwelling on the past, worrying, fantasizing, fretting or daydreaming. Meditation brings us … Continue reading

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TECHNIQUES TO AID STRESS MANAGEMENT

Stress management involves a lot of strategies and techniques that it would take more than just this article to discuss them all. However, there is perhaps nothing more popular than relaxation, or the soothing and clearing of mind and physical … Continue reading

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MANAGING STRESS AT THE WORKPLACE

Perhaps one of the highest sources of stress among adults is the workplace. It is where they spend nearly half of their waking lives. While spending a lot of time at the office is not necessarily destructive for all, the … Continue reading

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Sleep Positive Affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I sleep deeply I fall asleep easily I am a good sleeper I am in control of my sleeping patterns I am refreshed and energized every day I take time to relax before going to bed I … Continue reading

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