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 …