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The Concept of Compassion in Psychology

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Paul Gilbert for people struggling with shame and self-criticism. It is an integration of ideas concerning: Jungian archetypes; evolutionary approaches to human behavior, suffering, and growth; neuroscientific and cognitive-behavioral ideas…

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it's an inborn characteristic.You may have heard frequently about how important is EI,…

Harnessing Positive Thinking Through Affirmations

Harnessing Positive Thinking Through Affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging  and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes. If you use affirmations, make it a point to…

Put an End to The Psychic Vampire Attack

Put an End to The Psychic Vampire Attack

We usually call energetic vampires those people who - sometimes intentionally - drain your emotional energy. They have profiles that monopolize us with their negative emotions, to the point where they discharge our energy leaving us exhausted, with headaches and…

8 Stress Increasing Habits we Should Reconsider

8 Stress Increasing Habits we Should Reconsider

There are many factors that influence stress, and we cannot control them so easily. However, the way we react to those situations can have a strong impact on our stress level. Therefore, how we react to certain situations or circumstances…

Solve Your Problems Through a (Purposeful) Break!

Solve Your Problems Through a (Purposeful) Break!

When you have a problem I'm sure you want to find the best solution. Sometimes you even get into overthinking and arrive in a point where you feel blocked or even despairing. Already angry, you "quit on it" and you’re switching…

Tips to Focus Attention and Improve Concentration

Multitasking is a myth. For a better performance, it's best to focus on one thing at a time, reduce distractions, and take time to rest. Unsurprisingly, multitasking doesn't work for anyone. Actually, multitasking is a myth. Best case scenario, research…

Embracing the Challenge

Embracing the Challenge

Mihayli Csikszentmihaly, the author of Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, noted, “Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival and more likely to improve the quality of life…

Win the Combat Against OCD and the Dark Side of Your Mind

Win the Combat Against OCD and the Dark Side of Your Mind

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or…