Self-Affirmations

Earlier this year I watched a video of a psychologist called Guy Winch, titled "The Rejection Experiment" (the video can be watched here - links to YouTube). It's an interesting and amusing short discourse on rejection and how much it hurts - even when the logical part of your brain evaluates the rejection as not …

Some time…

Well, it's been some time since my last post.  I'm now reminded of something I'd slightly forgotten - I'm not a natural finisher-completer.  I have lots of ideas for things to write, but transforming those ideas into a comprehensible written piece comes less easily.  I'm reminded of a comment Lars Ulrich makes in the documentary …

Nature vs Nurture

It's an age-old question: What makes us who we are?  Is it nature or nurture? For those who haven't yet encountered this question, it asks whether we're born the way we are, or whether our life experiences shape us into who we are.  In relation to mental health, the question might be, are some people …

Human Givens

I thought I'd share something I stumbled across a few years ago - the Human Givens Institute's Emotional Needs Audit.  Human Givens is a relatively new body of theory, which proposes that our emotions serve as signals, letting us know when our underlying psychological needs are not being met.  The needs audit linked above reflects …