Sometimes people can feel apprehensive or uncertain about their first appointment with a psychologist. This is very normal and natural.
When our choices and outcomes are well aligned with our values we are generally most content and happy with ourselves and our lives. When we do not live in sync with our values we pay a high price. This can range from feelings of discontent, unhappiness, or a lack of fulfillment, to intense distress. We […]
Solution Thinking: The Trap of One Solution Ongoing dilemmas are often maintained by falling into the trap of one solution thinking. Solution thinking involves learning how to think and process differently. It is a critical life skill. Setting the trap is easy when you allow the following blocks to control the process: maintain rigid thinking […]
Some amount of present pain for future gain usually accompanies living in congruence with priority values. When something is important enough, we do what it takes because we are convinced it is worth the sacrifice or the effort.
These 5 strategies for better communication are deceptively simple yet they very powerfully enhance accuracy in communication. There are huge benefits that come from making it a habit to apply these communication strategies. They save a great deal of angst, upset and conflict as well as enable more effective problem solving.
Major threats to accuracy involve some type of ‘misunderstanding’ or faulty interpretation. Misunderstandings arise for a variety of reasons. When we fail to ensure accuracy in communication the consequences can be massive, far reaching and even life changing, sometimes in devastating ways.
Overall, the most helpful way of supporting your friend is to allow her to have the space and time to feel what she is feeling and work her way through her grief and adjustment process in her own time.
Are you living your life by design? Living your life by design is like being a conscious and well resourced manager. You know what you want. You are deliberate, strategic and pro-active in making that happen. How you manage yourself plays out in how you manage each part of your life. People who live their […]
To overcome procrastination the four key areas to address are cognition, emotional states, behaviour modification and motivation. Understanding procrastination opens the door to taking effective action.
Do you overload yourself as a habitual pattern? Do you find yourself often feeling you don’t have enough time? How often do you wish you hadn’t taken on so much? […]
Living By Default Living by default is more like living from a place of disempowerment. We do not feel free to direct our own lives There are many factors that contribute to living by default. If you think of your life as a movie, then who is in the director’s chair? Do you allow certain […]