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7 Emotion-Focused Coping Techniques That Work Wonders for Anxiety and Stress

By | 2018-05-24T14:56:31+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anxiety and stress feed off your emotions, wouldn’t you say? That’s why emotion-focused coping techniques are the best ways to beat these villains before they can cause severe damage. No one likes being stressed out or filled with anxiety. Although anxiety can become so bad that it transforms into a disorder, it can still be [...]

What Is Learned Helplessness and How It Explains Why People Give Up on Life

By | 2018-05-19T12:36:04+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Learned helplessness is a psychological phenomenon whereby humans and animals who believe they have no control over a situation will give up. The term learned helplessness was first coined in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier. They were continuing work first carried out by Ivan Pavlov regarding avoidance-conditioning in [...]

5 Types of Anxiety Disorders and Deep Core Beliefs Hiding Behind Them

By | 2018-05-30T15:27:25+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anxiety can manifest in many different ways. When it attaches to certain circumstances or behaviours it is then grouped into types of anxiety disorders. Anyone who has suffered from any of these types of anxiety disorders will know the debilitating effect it has on their lives. If you are reading this, it is likely that [...]

12 Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Get Through Stressful Situations and Difficult Times

By | 2018-05-23T21:23:30+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Unless you’re the most laidback person on the planet, it’s likely you’ve suffered your fair amount of stress, as we all have. When we come across a stressful situation or go through difficult times we learn to cope. However, there are healthy coping mechanisms and unhealthy ones. Before we talk about healthy coping mechanisms, here [...]

6 Wise Thoughts on Education Which Explain Why Our School System Is Failing

By | 2018-05-20T21:50:34+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our school system has changed little since the 19th century. Yet, the society we live in is worlds apart from the one children were being prepared for a hundred years ago. So, why has the school system not caught up? Here are some thoughts on education that might surprise you. 1. Our education system wasn't really set up to teach [...]

Types and Causes of OCD: Why This Disorder Is Not All about Washing Your Hands

By | 2018-05-05T00:01:38+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Mention a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to anyone and their first response is likely to include an obsession with cleaning and washing hands. Whilst this is one element in the disorder, there are in fact, many types and causes of OCD. And some might surprise you. Here are five types and causes of OCD: [...]

7 Great Hobbies That Are Scientifically Proven to Reduce Anxiety and Depression

By | 2018-05-02T17:21:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Having some great hobbies is a very important part of a balanced life. They give us an opportunity to do something just for ourselves and they can help us recharge after a busy day or week. Hobbies can also be relaxing and relieve depression and anxiety. Here are 10 great hobbies that can help [...]

5 Effects of Bullying That Last Long into Adulthood (and How to Stop It)

By | 2018-04-28T18:35:43+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do the effects of bullying in childhood reach into adulthood? One of my first memories of school is a scene where a crowd of children are throwing stones at a girl behind the playing fields. I wasn’t part of the crowd, but as they walked away, the girl looked at me. I had a choice, join [...]