Impact of Terrorism on psychological well begin and Mental Health in ...

Objective: To find out the impact of terrorism on mental health and behavioral patterns like Jealusy,Agression and hate of men and women in Pakistan and Indian people due to terroism.Place and Duration of Study: It was conducted in Karachi and Mumbai (Pakistan and India) over a period of five ...

Nov 14

Categories: Anxiety, Dissociation, Health Psychology, Mental Health in Asia, ...

Written By:
Dr. Hayat Ali Yousefzai

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A Teaspoon of Novelty can Change Your Life

”When people are inspired , they have more brain real-estate” –  Says Julia Volkman of BrainBasics in this excellent article on ...

Jun 24

Categories: Happiness, Learning Difficulties, Positive Psychology

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Talking to Our Emotive Brain

A lot of the work that we do as therapists involves helping clients to become more comfortable with and aware of their ‘less-than-comfortable’ emotions – and indeed some of my articles before this one have addressed the importance of learning to become more open to negative ...

Apr 7

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self ...

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Hardwiring Happiness - A Psychologist's Musings on her own Journey ...

I wake up this morning and don’t feel quite right - I can't quite put my finger on it at the moment, but already I have a niggling feeling this is going to be a difficult morning.My daughter was up all night with a runny nose and ended up sleeping most of the night in my bed - I on the ...

Feb 10

Categories: Happiness, Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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The Neuro-chemistry of Positive Conversations

Think about the last time you had a really good conversation with a friend. How did this conversation make you feel? What thoughts did you have while you were having it and what emotions did you leave the conversation feeling?  Now think about the last time you had a negative conversation- ...

Feb 6

Categories: Positive Psychology, Relationships & Marriage, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Why Inspiration Matters

In ” Why Inspiration Matters” ( Psychology Today, 2011) , Scott Kaufman discusses the power of inspiration as a real driving force towards helping us ...

Oct 24

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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The Power of Self-Compassion

Self- compassion is always an interesting and well deliberated topic in my therapy room- and it comes up ,with most clients, at least once across the sessions that I see them for. Central to the Buddhist tradition of non-duality, its often embodied in the form of a lotus flower ; a reminder of the ...

Oct 16

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self ...

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Understanding Low Self-Esteem and how you can improve it

Pia Mellody, one of the founders of the co-dependency movement, cites problems with self-esteem as being one of the five primary symptoms of co-dependency (Mellody, Pia, 1989).  In an amazing example of prescience, Pia did not propose that every person who is co-dependent suffers from low ...

Sep 9

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Positive Psychology, Self-Esteem

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Our innate bias to focus on the negative and how to compensate for ...

Have you ever obsessed about the one critical comment someone made to you despite the fact that they also made quite a few positive remarks? For some reason you keep ruminating about that one negative remark. You think about it over and over, perhaps looking for a way to argue better against it or ...

Sep 18

Categories: Happiness, Positive Psychology

Written By:
Brian Scott

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3 Ways to Make yourself Happier and more Positive in Life

"The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days" ~  Ecclesiastes Positive Psychology is an exciting and relatively new area of psychology. It aims to study scientifically what makes us humans happy and how we can improve our general level of happiness, well-being, and health. ...

Jun 19

Categories: Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Brian Scott

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How to improve your life by better managing your self-talk

Over the past 15 years, as part of a program of self exploration and development, I developed the habit of journaling on a daily basis. As part of that practice I started to record my ideas, memories etc on a voice recorder. Not only did this practice provide an abundance of ideas for my ...

Nov 11

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Positive Psychology, ...

Written By:
Brian Scott

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