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Published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:43:43 -0500

 



The Right Psychotherapy For Every Case

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:03:48 -0500

Your dreams help you have a global image of your reality and an internal image of your psychological system. So, you stop thinking based on erroneous concepts and you acquire the right mindset. You are ignorant, even if the knowledge you have seems to be impressing in your historical time. The knowledge you have is distorted by numerous factors in the cruel world ruled by greedy marketers.



Understanding Mental & Physical Health Issues After Severe Head Injuries or a Traumatic Brain Injury

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:07:25 -0500

Health Issues as cognitive effects, behavior, physical changes in consciousness, sensory problems are reviewed as well as process of recovery and care. The important care factors as emotional support, communication and working with the rehabilitation team are also presented. While complications of a brain injury can be difficult to define a prognosis, an introduction and overview here can be very helpful to families, affected ones and caretakers when this sudden change in a persons life occurs. It is also helpful for family and friends of affected people to better understand what is occurring with their loved ones and how to support.



Why Communism and Religion Operate With The Same Psychology

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:17:17 -0500

Over years of observing them what struck me the most was how similar in principle are the two extremes of communism and religion. While the first is a modern form of nation dominance the second is probably the oldest. As people wake up to the facts about nature, the world, and the universe religion has lost its place as the great source of mystery while communism has filled the gap to enable powerful men to continue in power.



The Aftershocks of Trauma

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:48:33 -0500

This article first defines trauma and then discusses its numerous aftershocks. It discusses such manifestations as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the adult child syndrome, retriggerings, self-image, and the inabiality to experience intimacy.



The Psychology Behind Catholic Claims of Angels and the Origin of Its Relics

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:46:26 -0500

Everything the Vatican has done over the years has been to add credibility to its claims. The question is how credible are they in the light of the fanciful notions presented to the public, most of which are beyond belief? Many of the relics were supposedly brought to Rome by Helena, the mother of the emperor, Constantine, after he established the organisation in 325 AD.



What Is the Psychology Behind The Kama Sutra?

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 08:29:57 -0500

The Kama Sutra is an ancient text written by Vatsyayana around the 2nd CAD in India. He was of the Vedic tradition, from which the Trinity god made its way into Christianity. Prior to writing and printing there were images in stone that show exotic sexual poses, such as in the Hindi sex temples at Khajuharo.



Higher Power, Lower You

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:14:39 -0500

This article explains how a dysfunctional and abusive upbringing can separate you from God or the Higher Power of your understanding. It illustrates how and why you end up lower than he and therefore can no longer feel him or connect with him.



Why a Penny Saved Is Not Always a Penny Earned

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:59:53 -0500

My grandmother was always quoting things at us while we grew up post World War II and the worst depression ever. She saved everything and was very keen to make sure that waste was not on our program. Lights were turned off immediately they ceased to be used, bits of string were wound up and put into a draw, and wrapping paper was always preserved for recycling.



A High Security Prison Without Walls or Guards, But Only Some Escape

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:46:04 -0500

The vision showed me a city. It had everything that anyone could want in life and it glowed with love and beauty. A man walked out of the city and came towards me before turning off to my left.



Psychological Power Begins With Mind Control

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:45:19 -0500

Watching a young girl of six years old being fitted with a head scarf in the Muslim tradition on a television news item was sickening. Australia is a hot climate country and even in winter the temperature can get rather high in Southern regions while in the north it can go into the thirties. The little girl ripped the scarf off and declared that it was too hot.



Quantum Psychiatry

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:35:57 -0500

Mental health has been on the front burner since so many of us turned to unhealthy coping methods during recent times. Addictions and self-medicating have set many humans back on the emotional health scale. Finally, we are absorbing new ideas that correct our imbalances and raise our energy.



The Universe: Are We Looking Through the Wrong End of the Telescope?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:41:57 -0500

Almost every day, it seems, we read something in the media about new evidence that we may not be alone in the universe. The search for alien life, once the province of science fiction, has become an established and respected field of astronomical research. The universe is portrayed as an inconceivably vast space with billions of stars, and a statistical probability of having spawned intelligent life on numerous planets in Goldilocks zones around diverse suns. Man, whom the Christian Church once decreed to be the centre of creation, is now viewed more as a random emanation of no particular significance in the grand plan of the cosmos.



Analyzing Your Behavior And Your Personality Through Dream Translation

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:27:49 -0500

Your personality is composed by numerous contrasting parts, which have a different behavior. In order to improve your personality you have to transform the negative parts of your personality into positive ones.You can accomplish this goal by translating the meaning of your dreams according to the scientific method of dream interpretation discovered by Carl Jung and simplified by me.The existence of multiple personalities in the same person's psyche is confirmed when we analyze cases...



Types of Child Counseling

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:22:07 -0500

When a kid is growing up, he is going through a long developmental period. At times, it is hard for kids to deal with the day-to-day stress and bad experiences. One way to help your kid deal with these issues is to seek help from a child counselor. Read on to know more about it.



Mind-Brain Duality As Wave-Particle Duality

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:15:45 -0500

Two of the real biggies when it comes to 1) physics, and 2) neurology / psychology are 1) wave - particle duality, and 2) mind - brain (or body) duality. Could the former assist in explaining the latter? If particles can turn into waves, can brain-matter turn into brain-waves and thus a manifestation of what we call the mind?



Why Dreams Help You Understand How Your Brain Works

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:15:52 -0600

Your anti-conscience is eliminated because your conscience becomes stronger than your anti-conscience. The negative parts of your personality become positive parts of your personality. Their positive characteristics are developed based on goodness and the psychological functions that were in a wild condition acquire human characteristics.You must desire to follow this process of transformation because you must protect your mental health during your life and prepare your destiny.



The Barriers to an Adult Child's Self-Esteem

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:15:43 -0600

This article takes a look at the barriers that stand in the way of an adult child's sense of self-esteem. It traces their origin and discusses what hinders it.



Psychotherapy and Visualisation

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:47:36 -0600

In this paper I wish to describe the technique of visualisation in the process of psychotherapy as applied to clients in a counselling setting. There are two purposes for visualisation, the first being a technique of relaxation in a therapy session, guided imagination and ability to project thoughts and feelings onto the scene. The second, for home use, where imagery through art or illustration can help to projection and relaxation of the client (patient) in a controlled setting. The first part I shall show the verbal imagery in therapy and in the second the ability to use the technique for self-growth and cognitive insight.



Universities Teaching Emotional Intelligence - Which Means Just Shut Up And Don't Question Authority

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:26:18 -0600

What is emotional intelligence? Well often it means the ability to keep your mouth shut, don't tell anyone what you really think, that way your mouth won't get you into trouble. Is that really good advice? Maybe for worker bees, but not for entrepreneurs, creative folks or presidents it seems.



The Real Importance Of Dreams And Warnings

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:18:06 -0600

Your mental health depends on your capacity to respect your moral principles when you are tempted to do something absurd and evil that seems to be advantageous for you, but is in fact a trap prepared by your satanic anti-conscience. You must be afraid of all dangers instead of believing that you can control your behavior and you will never do something you disapprove. Your dreams help you avoid having a sad surprise because they show you dangers that you cannot see.



The Adult Child Syndrome

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:52:34 -0600

This article analyzes the causes of the adult child syndrome. It then discusses its many manifestations.



The Genetics Of Bad Behavior - The Nature Versus Nurture Debate Continues

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:58:16 -0600

Can we blame criminal behavior on our gene set? Some believe so, but if this is the case, than one's crimes are pre-dispositioned and then we could say that it isn't their fault, it's how they were made. This of course opens up Pandora's Box because we are all supposed to be equal under the law - but how can we be once we admit that we are not ALL EQUAL to start with. That's a catch-22 for the politically correct isn't it? Yes, but maybe we ought to discuss this a bit, as it was a topic of conversation at our think tank, where we pride ourselves in knowing; No Topic Is Off Limits. So, let's talk shall we?



We Have A Real Problem With Gender Psychology Based Research Funding In America

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:53:47 -0600

Many have stated that previously underrepresented minorities in our society were passed over when there were research studies on health, psychology, or in the social science of society. However, today if you search just about any topic of Google Scholar immediately in the results will be "gender and minority" based studies, in a greater percentage than studies of non-minorities or studies that are fully inclusive based on averages. It's as if you cannot find what you are looking for, as there are so many of these minority and gender based studies? Why? Political Correctness of course, let me explain.



Psychological Paranoia - A Theory As To Why Many High IQ Brains Suffer From Such Things

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:25:07 -0600

Higher IQ people are more apt to suffer from psychological paranoia - but why? Could it be that they have such large memories and memories which are so vivid that they pick up subtle nuances, patterns and anomalies easier and try to make meaning of it all? Over the years running a think tank, I've talked to a huge number of over-the-top intelligent folks, all of which seem to be carrying some quirks or psychological baggage with all that brilliance, so let's talk shall we?



Before You Claim Moral Superiority Over Your Goodness And Empathy - Think On This

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:58:40 -0600

Many people persecute the philosophy of the late Ayn Rand and her Objectivism Theories. I am not one of them. In Ayn Rand's Philosophy she states that people naturally do what is in their best interests, even when they help others. Inherently, people help others due to the psychological reality of reciprocity and because it makes them feel good to help others.



Misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia & Other Mental Disorders

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:09:06 -0600

In this article we will examine why clinicians diagnose serious mental illnesses and why misdiagnosis is a common factor in the process. Looking at the definitions of schizophrenia and labelling as an incidence of laziness, misunderstanding, poor training and guidance from the psycho-pharmaceutical industry to sell powerful money making drugs for life. To remind ourselves as clinicians that mental illness labels are not real, but a cluster of symptoms, that describe a persons perception of reality to enable directed treatment and internal psychiatric discussion with familiar terms that mean something to the treating doctors.



How to Deal With Different Psychological Characters

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:25:43 -0600

What is the effect of psychology on our daily life? Why should we know? Well, there is no easy answer, and to be honest, you will still be able to get on with your life even if you did not know any of that. But if you care about increasing your productivity and chances in getting what you want, then psychology and especially psychoanalysis, will help you in achieving that.



The Psychology of Genius

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:33:33 -0600

On the power of genius and the need to develop practical psychological models and solutions to nurture geniuses. I've written a lot about the creative genius already. However the psychological profile of geniuses needs a separate discussion because it is very interesting and the traits or attributes of genius are so unique that they need proper identification and delineation.



Games People Play

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:07:14 -0500

When we talk about games that people play, our mind automatically registers a physical sport activity or a board game for leisure or on a professional basis. 'Games People Play' is the name of a bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Written by psychiatrist Eric Berne the book is an exhaustive work on functional as well as dysfunctional social interactions between people.



The Psychology of Intelligence

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:36:07 -0500

On the five types of intelligence (we don't need to consider more than these five) and why we need to develop comprehensive intelligence tests that will measure all types of intelligence. If in your teenage years you felt like an alien from another planet, felt like you could not relate to people, felt like a social misfit, odd, out of place, never had too many friends, felt like a loner, felt that the world is too stupid for you to be part of it, and still feel a bit out of place, my recommendation is...



Codependence: A Manifestation of the Adult Child Syndrome

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:13:31 -0500

This article analyzes how and why codependence becomes a manifestation of the adult child syndrome. It discusses its many aspects, signs, ills, and cures.



Impotence in Women

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:19:45 -0500

Women Impotence or female sexual dysfunction is an intermittent problem with sexual response, desire, orgasm or pain. It is a withdrawn or inhibited sexual desire (ISD) which is characterized by a lack of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity.



The Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on an Adult Child

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:43:03 -0500

This article examines how post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects an adult child's life. It explains how the disorder is formed and details its many symptoms.



The Unknown Importance Of The Meaning Of Dreams

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:49:44 -0500

Carl Jung discovered the unconscious psychotherapy in the dream messages, and I confirmed the value of the unconscious treatment in dreams with my work and my discoveries, after continuing his research, proving that God is everyone's doctor, since He is the dream producer. Our dreams reflect what is happening in our psyche, what is happening in the world, what happened in the past, and what will happen in the future.



The Circular Conundrum of Self-Love

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:59:33 -0500

This article discusses what can be considered the circular conundrum of self-love for adult children of alcoholics. It leads the reader from his need to give life, but analyzes why he could not receive it from his parents.



What Psychology Says About Yourself

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:58:46 -0500

Psychology will say that you can just sustain a high level of attention for about 10 minutes. Your attention span maxes out at around 10 minutes even when it is something that interests you much.



Humility Is a Lie - A Construct of Society

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:41:19 -0500

If lying is bad and deception is wrong, then how come we work so hard to ensure that people lie and deceive - you know the little white lies? One example of this is how we force others to be humble, but why, is it so we can feel good about ourselves? Shouldn't we really want to know when someone is confident, capable and achieved - why all the pretense, why is that considered a virtue?



Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Psychologist

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:23:41 -0500

To choose the right psychologist, there are important factors you have to consider. You can read these factors on this post.



The Science of Generosity

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:43:09 -0500

Generosity is an act of giving that is associated with a broad range of positive emotions, such as kindness, love, compassion, joy, empathy, hope and awe. The benefits derived from an act of generosity come not only from its external actions but more from its internal state of mind.



How Often Do You Call Someone A Narcissist? That May Say More About You Than Them

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:25:38 -0500

Well, here we are in the middle of a full-blown, gloves off Presidential Race in 2016 and the amount of name-calling and political correctness is surely causing chaos. Friends and relatives have stopped talking to each other, the media is fanning the flames and new terms and labels are being added daily. Sure, we still have the other labels such as; Racist, Homophobe, Corrupt, Fraudster, etc. but we also have a new one, which hasn't been used much in the last few elections; Narcissist.



How Abuse Shapes an Adult Child's Life

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:57:35 -0500

Although there are several types of abuse, all cause the adult child syndrome. This article examines the behavioral manifestations of them.



What Is an Adult Child's Definition of Happiness?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:41:31 -0500

Everyone has his own definition of "happiness," but an adult child's is like no other's. This article explores why.



Abortion Counselling (Termination, Miscarriage and Sudden Infant Death)

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:17:08 -0500

Abortion is a controversial subject in any culture from moral, religious, personal beliefs and medical views of what is right, wrong and the rights of women. In this article I will try to show the approach taken from a psychotherapeutic point of view as to how a woman can be assisted in making decisions about her own well-being, the life of the unborn baby, the personal and social impact of that decision on her life, her family and her relationships. We will also cover briefly and in context the idea of termination, of having an unplanned miscarriage and sudden infant death including infanticide of children in a further paper to be published.



Get the Help You Need

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:08:41 -0500

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind, its functions and development. Our mind is an enigmatic organ that holds within itself the secrets of the universe. This brain also controls our entire body from the time it is created till the time it dies. The reason we are who we are can be attributed largely to our mind and its functioning. To understand this working and uncover who we are as people and know ourselves and the people around us better, is the main motto of psychology. People who practice this science are called psychologists.



The Role of Denial in an Adult Child's Life

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:39:32 -0500

This article examines the role of denial to both an alcoholic and the adult child he unknowingly raises. It discusses why this sometimes very powerful mechanism is the only way both can cope with a debilitating condition from which neither seem able to escape.



Finding The Solutions You Need In Your Dreams

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:11:28 -0500

You have to understand that your concepts are based on false beliefs and that you will be in a better position if you will be humble. It will be much better for you if you will suffer being despised by others, instead of being falsely well-treated. This way you will understand how those who are around you behave if they are not afraid of you, and they forget to wear the social mask that always covers their face when they are with others. Wisdom is painful, but precious.



Narcissistic Mothers and Children's Mental Well-Being

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:45:51 -0500

Most people never even think of the possibility of narcissistic mothers. We have a huge cultural limit badly thinking about mothers. So, I decided to write about Narcissists & their children's mental well-being.



The Amazing Importance Of The Meaning Of Dreams

Tue, 10 May 2016 06:54:40 -0500

Now that everyone can understand the real meaning of dreams thanks to Carl Jung's discoveries and my discoveries, we have a special alternative that we didn't have before. Now we can understand the information we have in our dreams while we are sleeping also when we are awake, and solve our problems thanks to this information, even though the information we have is sad. The dream messages are unpleasant because we are far from balance. We prefer to believe that God is exaggerating, but He shows us the truth exactly as it is.



The Behavioral Characteristics of an Adult Child

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:44:26 -0500

This article analyzes the 14 behavioral characteristics that are shared by adult children. Specifically, it examines why they adopt them and what function they serve.



What Causes an Adult Child's Need for Isolation?

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:29:22 -0500

This article details the reasons why an adult child, who has experienced a dysfunctional, alcoholic, and/or abusive upbringing, seeks to isolate from others. It also examines why those who are highly independent may be demonstrating deficiencies in disguise.



Your Mind Simulates External Reality

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:45:18 -0500

Your mind simulates external reality even if external reality isn't in and of itself a simulation. Even if you are convinced that your external reality is THE reality, you'd be wrong. Here I give various reasons why you have never experienced the actual reality that you think you have experienced.



Victim or Abuser: Can You Be Both?

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:13:18 -0500

This article examines the sometimes illogical dichotomy between an abuse victim and the abuser he himself is forced to become. It discusses the "other side" of what is known as "The Laundry List" in Adult Children of Alcoholics twelve-step program programs.



Neurobiology of Teaching

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:58:54 -0500

At a glance, one may feel, teaching as a profession does not have anything in its conceptual, theoretical stances that can be juxtaposed with the latest facts released from the brain researches. But there is scope for a new science called "neurobiology of teaching" which can integrate classroom environment, pedagogy and teacher personality with the chemistry of learner's brain. This will open new avenues for collaborative research attempts where formulation of research problems in education will have hue and texture of neuroscience and other brain sciences. Then perhaps there might prop up a need for reorientation in the fundamental concept of teaching itself where it has to embrace all those possible areas of student involvement (not only the class room).



Obama Needs A New Phrase for Ending His Speeches: God Won't Be Blessing America

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:37:42 -0500

There are many reasons why many if not most Americans, including I suspect, President Obama himself, do not think it likely that God is going to bless America, no matter how many times the president asks him to, day after day, in countless speeches here and around the world on a daily basis. I mention just a few of them in this essay.



How To Have Positive And Interesting Dreams

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:19:17 -0500

You will have many interesting dreams that will help you become more intelligent, in combination with your life experiences. This is one of the most important aspects in your dreams. They are about your daily life. They are about your psychological system and what you have to do. Your life and your dreams are connected. So, you don't only have lessons that help you understand your psychological problems, you make predictions and you see the things that appeared in your dreams happening in your daily life, while you understand why they are happening this way, and many other truths that you cannot imagine now.



Why We Believe in Superstitions

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:17:42 -0500

We have all had superstitions. To some, it can mean anything from wearing a lucky hat, shirt, dress, etc., to a ritual like bouncing the ball three times before each free throw in a basketball game, to the cultural ones like knocking on wood, not letting a black cat cross your path, or avoiding walking under ladders.



How Do Adult Children Deal With Feelings?

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:10:53 -0500

This article introduces what may be a simple concept to most people, but proves a very difficult one to adult children: feelings. It analyzes the many reasons why.



Are All Your Dreams About The Same Matter?

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 07:31:30 -0500

Recurring dreams show you that you are not doing or understanding something very important. You have to pay attention to what is necessary for you. Otherwise, you will have problems in the future. You have to understand something important, or you have to do something that you keep postponing, without avoiding this obligation. Repeated dreams about the same topic show you that you are repeating the same mistakes and you don't want to do something, even after understanding that you have to do it.



What Is an Abuse Victim's Definition of an "Authority Figure?"

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:40:21 -0600

This article examines why an adult-child defines the term "authority figure" differently than others would. It looks at the many ways that an authority figure is created in and perceived by his mind.



Your "Mental States" Are An Illusion: It's Just Programmed Software

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 07:51:03 -0600

'You' the 'you' that you think exists inside yourself, inside your body (i.e. - inside your brain) doesn't actually exist at all. It's all an illusion (defined as things which are not what they seem to be). It's an illusion programmed by outsiders (The Simulators) who have created a computer simulation with us as players in a virtual reality landscape.



What Is Counseling Psychology?

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 06:58:27 -0600

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships, including psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas. Psychology as a practice, involves various disciplines like clinical psychology, behavioural psychology, environmental psychology, criminal psychology, consumer psychology etc.



Limitless Golf: The Power Of Beliefs

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:47:50 -0600

The game of golf is often referred to as a metaphor for life. Your golf game is a by-product of your unconscious beliefs. This article is part one in a six part series that looks at some common misconceptions about the game. These beliefs offer a possible explanation for the wide discrepancy between knowledge (of proper swing mechanics) and results. One of the biggest mental roadblocks, is the belief that continually recalling mistakes is the key to improvement. The majority of once-a-week golfers only seek professional help to illuminate swing flaws. This article offers an alternative to the traditional method of fault-finding and error correction, in the hopes of helping the student move beyond an obsession with swing mechanics.



Analyzing Your Dreams And Your Personality

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 06:52:01 -0600

Your personality can be composed by many contrasting parts. You have to select the parts that should belong to your personality, without imitating everyone. This is another problem that you will understand by translating the meaning of your dreams according to the scientific method of dream interpretation. You have to be serious because you never know how your behavior can be distorted. You have to discover the unknown parts of your personality by translating the meaning of your dreams, and transform them into positive ones.



Self-Love: Why Did You Lose It?

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:29:51 -0600

This article analyzes why adult children of alcoholics lose the self-love with which they were intrinsically endowed. It then looks at some of the steps that can be taken to regain it.



Be Like Me

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 08:10:05 -0600

The human mind is as unfathomable as outer space, or the ocean's abyss. While we have determined regions within the mind that account for certain behaviors, we have not deciphered a link between any individual's soul and his or her brain, the means by which a person determines his or her activity.



Different Conclusions About The Same Psychological Reality

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:36:43 -0600

My work completes Carl Jung's work, giving another interpretation to what he had discovered, based on the scientific information I had in my historical time, since I belonged to the next generation, after his. Konrad Lorenz's work helped me very much, besides the work of many other scientists. What really helped me complete Jung's research was the fact that I discovered the existence of the anti-conscience, which he couldn't see with the knowledge he had.



The Top Three Goals of Spiritual Recovery

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:36:38 -0600

This article examines the top three goals of a spiritual recovery program. It then discusses why the last one facilitates the other two.



Great Myths About Psychologists

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:51:54 -0600

The modern world has evolved in to a mass of stressors and corporatism. Unavoidable obstacles and suppressors of active functioning affect the mind in humongous ways. Thus, it is necessary to break the myths and prejudices that surround the scope of psychology and limit it to just a few arenas.



How and Why Is the Inner Child Created?

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:39:10 -0600

This article analyzes the reasons why the inner child is created. It then explores how the process is completed.



How To Be More Persuasive

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:29:40 -0600

Bringing Psychology Online - The central route involves the recipient, so your target audience, being persuaded by the message of your campaign in itself. This is successfully used when your audience is strongly motivated by the message (maybe they have a personal connection to the message), or when your audience have a high ability in understanding the message (therefore they are interested in the message and are knowledgeable enough to understand your points).



Assessing Donnie Darko

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:11:07 -0600

Director Richard Kelly's masterpiece that is Donnie Darko ventures into the mind-bending yet unnerving side of science fiction as his film depicts a teenage boy's struggle with schizophrenia. Set in the late 80's, the movie follows 16-year old Donald "Donnie" Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his unique relationship with a particular hallucination that presents itself in the form of a 6-foot-tall rabbit that goes by the name of Frank. After these hallucinations pull him away from what could have been a fatal accident, Donnie becomes fixated upon Frank's orders for him and develops an unhealthy obsession with executing Frank's demands. Donnie's descent into madness, however, is only a portion of the riveting plot. The presence of these hallucinations are synonymous with the oncoming collapse of reality, a notion Frank warned Donnie of during their first encounter. Although Donnie regularly meets with his psychiatrist, Dr. Thurman, the combination of attempting to understand the theoretical psychics of time travel and dealing with the paranoia associated with schizophrenia is incredibly overwhelming for the teen and ultimately ends in his symbolic and metaphoric death. Although this cult classic loosely touches on mental health issues, Kelly and Gyllenhaal utilized this character incredibly well to emanate the serious hardships of a psychotic disorder.



Secrets Adult-Children Bring to the Workplace

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:38:04 -0600

This article reveals the secrets adult-children mask about themselves and then bring to their work environments. It discusses the several survival trait behavioral characteristics they are forced to adopt to foster their safety.



What Is Positive Psychology?

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:51:25 -0600

Positive psychology is an emerging branch of psychology. In this branch of science, the focus of the psychologists is on finding the new ways that could make people live a happy and a prosperous life themselves. This branch of psychology is largely different from the other branches that mostly deal with the study of the human mind, behavior and other mental health conditions. This branch of psychology is now growing more and more with each passing day. And now people seem to be more interested in the field of positive psychology.



Why Do Students Grow to Dislike Hebrew School?

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:56:45 -0600

ANYBODY can learn anything. Given the right textbook, the right teaching method and the right teacher's attitude, we will all win. What's wrong with our textbooks? Are they the source of failing students? This article is second in a series based on my over 35 years of teaching experience in the area of foreign language and general subjects.



Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness: Can You Offer One Without the Other?

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:33:04 -0600

This article examines the difference between self- and other-forgiveness, and discusses why one is not possible without the other. It equally analyzes why victims of child abuse may find it extremely difficult to achieve such a level.



Mindfulness - The Great Liberator

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:43:53 -0500

Mindfulness is a centuries old Zen Buddhism technique incorporated into modern culture. It is a wonderful phenomenon. It is a cure for almost all neurosis. It is a killer of depression. It is the conqueror of worry. It is a smasher of anxiety. It is life itself!



Closer To Truth: Revisiting The Mind, Again

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:30:53 -0500

There is an ongoing PBS TV series called "Closer to Truth" hosted by neuroscientist Robert Lawrence Kuhn. He's featured in one-on-one interviews and panel discussions with the cream of today's cosmologists, physicists, philosophers, theologians, psychologists, etc. on all of the Big Questions surrounding a trilogy of broad topics - Cosmos; Consciousness; Meaning. Here are a few more of my comments on one of the general topics covered, the mind, consciousness and personal identity.



Self-Love and Self-Doubt: Are They Complementary or Conflicting?

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:25:47 -0500

This article examines the concepts of self-love and self-doubt. It discusses how and why both occur and if they can be considered complementary or conflicting to each other.



Negotiating the World As a Fear-Based Person

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:35:05 -0500

This article examines the feelings, fears, and dilemmas of negotiating the world as a fear-based person. It discusses several of the strategies he is forced to adopt to do so.



How Can We Spot an Idiot, Moron or Just a Plain Ignorant Individual?

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:58:32 -0500

It's too bad it is so hard to spot an idiot, it's too bad people do not have IQs tattooed on their foreheads, well maybe that is going a little too far or maybe it isn't. Let's talk about this shall we?



Can You Always Control Your Behavior?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:24:45 -0500

You cannot control your thoughts and your reactions because the biggest part of your brain belongs to your satanic anti-conscience, which has the behavior of a demon. This is a bitter truth you don't want to admit, but you have to recognize it and accept it in order to become really human. While you ignore the evil and absurd intentions reflected in your thoughts, you cannot change your mind and your behavior. You seem to have the behavior of a human being when you are with other human beings, but this doesn't mean that you stop having the behavior of a demon because you are a good actor, and you pretend to be human.



What Is The Meaning Of Monday Blues?

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:58:28 -0500

Monday, as you know is the beginning of the week for almost all workers in many countries. You get two days rest, and your soul is at peace. Now once, again you have to go back to the grind. When you are at school, you would have been elated when it was Friday and dread the way the clock was ticking to go back to school on Monday.



Why You Have Nightmares And How To Stop Having Bad Dreams

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:38:52 -0500

Dream therapy according to the scientific method of dream interpretation is a guaranteed mental health treatment that will eliminate your nightmares and help you find sound mental health that lasts for life. However, you have to be an obedient patient. This treatment is perfect because all dreams are produced by God, but if you will be a disobedient patient you won't be cured. Your obedience is indispensable. You don't know what you are doing in life. You make numerous mistakes all the time. You must change your behavior and develop the positive characteristics of your personality.



Psychoanalytic Counseling

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:03:39 -0500

Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic counseling looks to assist the patient by focusing on aspects of an individual's life not necessarily accessible through conscious means. The basic premise of this theoretical orientation serves to explain unnerving actions and why these instances arise by outlining the structure of one's psyche.



Stimuli and Sources of Dreams

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:44:18 -0500

Dreams are defined as the mental activity of the sleeper. These are the result of a disturbance of sleep. We would not have had a dream unless something disturbing had happened during our sleep, and the dream is the reaction to that disturbance



What Does It Mean That I Must Live My Potential?

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:47:54 -0500

So often we are told that we must live our potential, but it is not always clear exactly what that means. What is potential really about and why is it important that it is lived in the world?



Ghana Life: Fetish Beliefs Still Cast a Shadow

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:26:59 -0500

In 1960, three years after Ghana achieved independence, a survey of religions found 38 percent of the population describing themselves as followers of traditional religions. A larger number claimed allegiance to a Christian denomination, mostly Protestant and Catholic, but only one percent said they belonged to an independent Pentecostal or Charismatic church. The religious revolution of the next half century saw a rapid rise in the strength of the Pentecostal/Charismatic churches and a corresponding decline in the membership of traditional religions, leading one to suspect that a coalescence was occurring. It appeared to the outside observer that many of the beliefs and practices of the old fetish religions were being absorbed by the newly founded Christian churches. What was certain, was that belief in the spirit world, and its power to promote good or evil, was still widely held.



Dream Analysis - The True Meaning Of Nightmares

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:22 -0500

You may believe that everything seems to be fine in your life and you shouldn't have nightmares, but what you consider to be good can be bad. On the other hand, you ignore what is happening in your brain. You have to be very serious when you have nightmares, and pay attention to all your dreams. God sends you messages that help you prevent or cure a mental illness generated by your anti-conscience.



Free Will: A Trilogy Of Thoughts

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:55:48 -0500

Do we have free will, or do we lack any free will, is one of those Big Questions that have perplexed professional philosophers and scientists and the average layperson too for millennia. The rational and objective part of me says we don't have free will; the more personal and subjective part of me wants me to believe I do have free will. I'd like to think I have free will even though I don't think I have free will. Here are a trilogy of short shorts where I try to come to terms with the paradox.



Ignoring Your Phone Will Distract You

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:57:31 -0500

It sounds odd when you perceive it at first, but haven't we all had a reminder that kept itching at the back of our heads whenever our phones vibrate while studying, for example. Some of us will surrender and check, while others will persevere and avoid looking at their phones. Even while I am typing this, I am keeping an eye out on my phone for any messages or notifications.



Ghana and Vietnam: Sleep

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:44:15 -0500

The people of Ghana and Vietnam share an equal degree of overall affluence, having for several years kept in step with almost exactly the same Gross National Product (GNP) per capita, but they have very little else in common, except their attitude to sleep. Both possess the ability to fall asleep at any time and in a wide range of situations. Recently, at a busy traffic junction in Hanoi, in spite of a good deal of horn blowing from vehicles trapped behind, a driver remained blissfully slumbering at the wheel of his four-wheel drive saloon, while the motorcycles swarmed around and through the traffic lights on green. This awakening was not recorded, unlike that of a trotro driver on the road to Nsawam who awoke to find himself on the wrong side of the road and in a head-on collision with a car from the French Embassy in Accra.



How To Stop Absurd Thoughts And Become More Intelligent

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:25:33 -0500

You are using only one psychological function and a half to make your decisions, instead of using your four psychological functions: thoughts, feelings, sensations, and intuition. You also belong to either an introverted or extroverted psychological type. If you are introverted your opinion is more important than anything else for you. If you are extroverted the opinion of the world is more important than anything else for you. You must have a balanced attitude and take both into consideration.



Do You Have Any Family Secrets?

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:02:20 -0500

This article takes a look at the pervasive family secret syndrome, along with what may be behind those secrets. It analyzes the three unspoken rules that ensure their perpetuation.



Why Not Choose Psychology? It Worked For Me

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:59:54 -0500

In a world full of job and career uncertainty, wouldn't it be nice to choose a discipline that is fun, rewarding, and applicable to so many professions? There is a subject matter that is fairly well known, but not many people really know the benefits of engaging this all around discipline... both personally and professionally. Well, here are three BIG ones.



Why Dreams Are Forgotten?

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:01:54 -0500

Each of us dreams at night but it is strange that these visions of night melt away in the morning. Very often, we have a feeling that we remember only a part of a dream and that there was more of it during the night.



5 Reasons Why People Hate To Go To Work

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:47:49 -0500

It is a well known fact that people start to feel low as the "Sunday Night" approaches. The reason is pretty obvious, it's not the Sunday night people so much despise but it's the Monday morning and what comes with it (In the famous words of Ned Stark). It's the feeling of going to work on a nice and shining Monday morning they hate so much about.



Deviant Gaze

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:27:54 -0500

It is all about the Psychology of the Deviant gaze. I have developed some cast studies of famous personalities.



Solving Your Problems Thanks To The Information You Have In Dreams

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:42:48 -0500

Many of your reactions are programmed by your psychological type. For example, if you belong to a psychological type based on thoughts, all your decisions are based on rational conclusions. You don't pay attention to your feelings. If you belong to a psychological type based on feelings you are unable to think logically, without taking your feelings into consideration. I will give you an example to show you how a few dream images help the dreamer understand how to solve a psychological problem. Here are two sentences from a dream dreamt by a shy and insecure woman:



Psychology of a Party Pooper

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:10:04 -0500

"Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience." - Anthon St. Maarten. How to spot a party pooper...



Why Your Dreams Reflect What Is Happening In Your Life

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:10:13 -0500

Many years later Sigmund Freud's dream theory showed to the world that dreams reflect secret desires of the dreamer. Dreams became known as wish fulfilments. Carl Jung discovered that all dreams are produced by the unconscious mind and all dream images already have a meaning given by the dream producer. However, his complicated, obscure, and time consuming method of dream interpretation was too incomprehensible. Only a few souls managed to follow his steps.