Happiness

This tip is from a surprising/unlikely source: international , New Zealand but I use it alot and lots of clients have really liked it. The tip is called the 80/20 principle. The idea (as it...

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Opposite action is a new way of thinking about what to do when you’re feeling – anger – sadness/disappointment – anxiety, or – guilt/shame/embarrassment. The ways people habitually respond to these emotions often make their...

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DIY Psychological Challenge My DIY psychological challenge to you for this week is to ask someone (outside your family) to do something where you expect the answer will be “No”. Why Does Being Told “No”...

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One of the most useful things I learned from science training?… …is to pay attention to “disconfirming evidence”. Huh? Our brains have evolved to be very efficient but sometimes this efficiency leads us astray. Human...

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On page 9 of this pdf you will find a couple of delightfully simple informal mindfulness exercises. The first one is a mindful showering exercise. If you’re reading that, you’ll know you’re on the right...

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I’ve written before (part of an article containing very important basic info about relationships psychology) about the difference between complaints and criticism, and how criticism is corrosive to relationships – To recap briefly, A complaint...

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Ever get the feeling that you’re behaving in ways that are consistent with your values? To help overcome this, you might like to try getting clearer on what your values actually are. A therapy called...

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Susan has the belief that’s its good to spend money enjoying herself now since there are no guarantees she won’t be run over by a bus tomorrow. Her partner Patrick has the belief that its...

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Travel Psychology

February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Extended travel (sabbaticals, Big OEs, moving overseas) is a common pursuit of happiness tactic. How to Maximize the Psychological Benefits of Travel How to understand the emotional dreams that are fueling your travel dreams Let’s...

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DIY Psychological Detective Challenge

February 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve previously written (e.g., here and here) about how people generally understand that their Thoughts/feelings impact their Behaviour But often fail to recognize how their Behaviour impacts their Thoughts/feelings In my experience, even very smart...

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