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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 21:05

Connecting by Tasha Broomhall

"Self-Absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action.” Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence.
Published in The Coping Toolkit
The first twenty years of my life have been filled with a decent serving of both highs and lows.
Published in Up Close & Personal
Recently, we put a call out to our The Psychology of It Village to contribute to our very own list of pleasant activities. This is what you made Village!
101 fabulous ideas to fill your cup on days when you need some self-care, self-compassion or some plain old inspiration.
Share this one with your family and friends, print it out, stick it on the fridge, but most of all, let us know if you've found it useful.
Taking ideas for the second edition now!
Published in The Coping Toolkit
Sunday, 08 April 2018 14:07

Listen Loudly by Tasha Broomhall

Have you ever told someone about a problem you are having, or shared about a difficult experience, and they jump in and tell you exactly what you should do to fix it?
Published in The Coping Toolkit
Fraser Smith is a counselling psychology doctoral trainee in Glasgow, Scotland. He's passionate about psychology and for helping others in therapeutic contexts. This passion has developed into his career and hobbies, so much so that he started a YouTube channel called GetPsyched where Fraser looks into all different concepts and theories in psychology and illustrates how you can apply them to your own life. 
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:54

A Bariatric Surgery Update from Rocky Hatley

In June of 2016, I learned that an enemy ship had fired torpedoes into my side. One torpedo took the form of chest pains that send me to the emergency room. The tests showed a strong heart, but the cardiologist wanted me to have my gallbladder checked.
Published in Up Close & Personal
Saturday, 16 December 2017 15:31

Conversations on the Couch with Karyn Battersby

Our most recent Conversation on the Couch is with psychology student, Karyn Battersby, who has grand aspirations of slowly slowly working towards being a registered psychologist. She’s hoping to qualify before her 60th birthday and we're sure she will! 

Karyn recently asked her friends on social media to describe themselves without using their name, family status or work/career identity and when it was her turn, described herself thus:

"I am growth, I am learning. I love wholeheartedly and deeply, I am authentic. I am courageous. I embrace change (sometimes reluctantly), I am a seeker of truth, new experiences, and knowledge. I am a reader of books. I am a food lover, I am a deep thinker, I am a doer. I am enthusiastic, I am passionate. I am a motivator. I am a people lover. I am a sensual woman. And I am enough."
Monday, 27 November 2017 16:43

Conversations on the Couch with Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves is a father, a realist, a community minded optimist and lover of humour and music. Fourteen-year-old Matt loved Guns & Roses. Thirtyeight-year-old Matt still does but he now also collects vintage wine carafes and gives me a run for my money when it comes to being curious about other humans.
It was a couple of years ago at the neighborhood school bus stop when I first met Jane and her only child, Michael. He and my older son, Adam, were both starting second grade, and it was the typical morning routine of sleepy kids lined up, traces of breakfast on some of their faces, others with backpacks half zipped, waiting for the big yellow diesel bus to come chugging up to the stop. Moms or grandmothers stood nearby, steam curling from their mugs of coffee as a light rain fell.
Published in Up Close & Personal
Saturday, 18 November 2017 15:34

The One About Resilience & Technology

Why is resilience training so important all of a sudden? Well, it turns out a lot has changed in the last 30 years!
Published in Analyse This
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