Category Archives: Coping mechanisms

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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Psychology of Happiness

The psychology behind happiness – how positive affect is quantified and what influences happiness. Just how happy are you? Do you ever wish for a life that brought more moments to be joyful? Happiness is often an elusive experience – … Continue reading

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Study: Unhappy Music Creates ‘Pleasant’ Emotions

Listening to sad music can create ‘pleasant’ emotions, according to a recent study. Listening to melancholic music “induces pleasant emotion”, according to a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Conventional wisdom would hold that listening to a … Continue reading

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Stress: Fight or Flight Response

How the Fight-or-Flight response explains stress. What is the fight or flight response? The flight or fight response, also called the “acute stress response” was first described by Walter Cannon in the 1920s as a theory that animals react to … Continue reading

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10 Causes of Stress (and How to Avoid Them)

10 Causes of Stress (and How to Avoid Them) Everyone encounters stressful situations on an almost daily basis, from minor pressures that we hardly notice, to occasional traumatic situations which can cause ongoing stress. Many of us do not realise … Continue reading

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Personality Type Test

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud theorised that our personality development is based on childhood events and labelled personality types such as analy retentive and oral. Discover your Freudian personality type with this test.   https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence_personality/test1.php

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Memory Test

Test your short-term memory with this online feature. Test your short-term memory and learn memory improvement techniquesThere are several techniques that you can use to improve your memory. Try the following exercise to see how well you normally remember things, … Continue reading

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ECT

Introduction to Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT), how it is used today and an evaluation. Biological Approach-Orientated Treatment Electric shock treatment, or ECT, is one of the more controversial of psychological treatments, perhaps seconded only by lobotomy. Its origins, and effect in … Continue reading

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