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Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life



Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.



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Journeying Within Ourselves

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:48:19 +0000

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There's a hidden world within us all. It's a world rich with wonder. But it's also a world with which most of us rarely come into contact.

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Nurturing Character

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:06:18 +0000

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Whether we choose to be aware of it or not, or to accept it or not, the reality is that character matters. If there were ever a time when character really counted, especially in our leaders, it's now, in this age of permissiveness, moral relativism, and narcissistic entitlement.

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The Faces of Forgiveness

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:31:24 +0000

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It's not just important to be willing to forgive. Research suggests that how we go about forgiving matters too, and those who forgive more freely as opposed to conditionally may enjoy better overall health.

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Healing the Fractured Self

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:13:14 +0000

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Reconciling the kinds of deep internal divisions which trauma victims may experience, acknowledging and accepting the polar opposites in their own feelings and desires, can be the task of a lifetime.

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Therapy is Good for Business

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:43:37 +0000

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In a business setting, just as in the rest of life, we neglect or suppress emotions at our peril. Therapy can provide a space for emotional intelligence in the workplace to develop and flourish.

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The Many Faces of Post-Traumatic Stress

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:05:49 +0000

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PTSD might bring to mind violent trauma like combat and natural disasters, but non-physical relationship trauma can also have subtle and lingering effects, including "flashbacks" of events, circumstances and behaviors connected to the trauma.

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Key Building Blocks for Repairing a Damaged Relationship

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:50:38 +0000

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Just having the desire to make amends can't repair the damage someone has inflicted on a relationship. There have to be clear and unmistakable signs of being fully invested in the work of repair.

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Breaking Free from a Manipulative Controller

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:59:54 +0000

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Breaking free from relationship abuse is a matter of self-love, of knowing and believing where one's true worth lies and recognizing that it does not depend on satisfying the demands of the abuser or anyone else.

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Cyberbullying and its Impact

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:55:53 +0000

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Cyberbullying is both hard to stop and hard to prevent. But there are things everyone -- including a potential victim -- can do to mitigate the risks and deal with the effects.

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Even Narcissists Can Learn to Care

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:29:37 +0000

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Do you have some narcissistic tendencies? Do you want to learn to be more empathetic? If so, the research and my experience suggest three things that can help.

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