Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:46:10 -0500
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:22:07 -0500When 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.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:15:45 -0500Two 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?
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:15:52 -0600Your 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.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:15:43 -0600This 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.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:47:36 -0600In 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.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:26:18 -0600What 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.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:18:06 -0600Your 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.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:52:34 -0600This article analyzes the causes of the adult child syndrome. It then discusses its many manifestations.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:58:16 -0600Can 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?
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:53:47 -0600Many 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.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:25:07 -0600Higher 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?
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:58:40 -0600Many 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.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:09:06 -0600In 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.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:25:43 -0600What 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.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:33:33 -0600On 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.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:07:14 -0500When 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.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:36:07 -0500On 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...
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:13:31 -0500This article analyzes how and why codependence becomes a manifestation of the adult child syndrome. It discusses its many aspects, signs, ills, and cures.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:19:45 -0500Women 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.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:43:03 -0500This 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.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:49:44 -0500Carl 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.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:59:33 -0500This 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.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:58:46 -0500Psychology 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.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:41:19 -0500If 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?
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:23:41 -0500To choose the right psychologist, there are important factors you have to consider. You can read these factors on this post.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:43:09 -0500Generosity 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.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:25:38 -0500Well, 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.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:57:35 -0500Although there are several types of abuse, all cause the adult child syndrome. This article examines the behavioral manifestations of them.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:41:31 -0500Everyone has his own definition of "happiness," but an adult child's is like no other's. This article explores why.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:17:08 -0500Abortion 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.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:08:41 -0500Psychology 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.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:39:32 -0500This 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.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:11:28 -0500You 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.
Tue, 17 May 2016 13:45:51 -0500Most 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.
Tue, 10 May 2016 06:54:40 -0500Now 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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:44:26 -0500This article analyzes the 14 behavioral characteristics that are shared by adult children. Specifically, it examines why they adopt them and what function they serve.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:29:22 -0500This 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.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:45:18 -0500Your 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.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:13:18 -0500This 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.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:58:54 -0500At 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).
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:37:42 -0500There 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.
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:19:17 -0500You 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:17:42 -0500We 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.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:10:53 -0500This 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.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 07:31:30 -0500Recurring 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.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:40:21 -0600This 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.
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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 06:58:27 -0600Psychology 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:47:50 -0600The 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 06:52:01 -0600Your 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.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:29:51 -0600This 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.
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 08:10:05 -0600The 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.
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:36:43 -0600My 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.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:36:38 -0600This article examines the top three goals of a spiritual recovery program. It then discusses why the last one facilitates the other two.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:51:54 -0600The 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.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:39:10 -0600This article analyzes the reasons why the inner child is created. It then explores how the process is completed.
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:29:40 -0600Bringing 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).
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:11:07 -0600Director 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.
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:38:04 -0600This 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.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:51:25 -0600Positive 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.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:56:45 -0600ANYBODY 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.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:33:04 -0600This 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.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:43:53 -0500Mindfulness 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!
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:30:53 -0500There 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.
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:25:47 -0500This 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.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:35:05 -0500This 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.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:58:32 -0500It'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?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:24:45 -0500You 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.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:58:28 -0500Monday, 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.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:38:52 -0500Dream 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.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:03:39 -0500Psychoanalysis 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.
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:44:18 -0500Dreams 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
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:47:54 -0500So 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?
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:26:59 -0500In 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.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:22 -0500You 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.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:55:48 -0500Do 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.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:57:31 -0500It 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.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:44:15 -0500The 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.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:25:33 -0500You 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.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:02:20 -0500This 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.
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:59:54 -0500In 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.
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:01:54 -0500Each 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.
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:47:49 -0500It 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.
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:27:54 -0500It is all about the Psychology of the Deviant gaze. I have developed some cast studies of famous personalities.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:42:48 -0500Many 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:
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...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:10:13 -0500Many 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.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:58:53 -0500The DSM dates to the 1840 census, when efforts were made to collect information about mental health in the United States. By the census of 1980, seven categories of mental conditions were established: mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia, dipsomania and epilepsy. Given that the inclusion of "Impositional Religiosity" brings the list of insanities to almost 200 in 2015, it seems clear the trajectory of mental health in this country over the course of the past 175 years is not encouraging.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:34:56 -0500The current climate of the corporate world requires a lot of professional interaction with people across diverse cultural backgrounds. Cross cultural training is an integral part of any corporate entity and before delving into the complexities of the same, we need to understand why it is a crucial, indispensable part of any corporate concern.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:56:51 -0500You have to cross the river in a bridge and verify the existence of your satanic anti-conscience because you have to verify how much absurdity you have inherited. This is how you will accept obeying the divine guidance in your dreams, and you will stop repeating the same mistakes. While you believe that your anti-conscience is not so dangerous, you cannot have the right attitude. You must face your anti-conscience and verify how dangerous it is, in order to respect the divine wisdom.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:44:08 -0500Feelings can be "terrible masters but wonderful servants." This article provides insight into the role of emotions and how they may be processed in healthy ways.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:16:48 -0500Defence mechanisms are a necessary part of life. While some of us choose good ones, others suffer due to choosing destructive ones.
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:58:32 -0500Everything would be simple for us if we didn't have to fight the absurdity of our anti-conscience and we could simply obey the divine guidance, without being bothered and misled all the time. However, our anti-conscience doesn't let us have the right attitude. It keeps influencing and controlling our behavior in numerous situations - or all the time, depending on the severity of our mental condition. This is why we have to make efforts in order to obey the divine guidance in our dreams and in our religion.
Tue, 19 May 2015 06:14:15 -0500Immorality is accepted so much in our world that it stopped being comprehended. Most people today cannot tell the difference between morality and immorality. I will give you an example by showing you a few sentences of a long dream dreamt by a neurotic man: 'Two chickens, one weak one strong, get released, both can fly, the one has to catch the other. I fly along, end up in woods.' The chicken in dreams represents the acceptance of immorality. The fact that they are two chickens means that each tendency to accept immorality is characterized by one of the two psychological functions that are not working in your conscience: your feelings and your intuition.
Wed, 13 May 2015 06:23:03 -0500HELPING PROFESSIONALS like pastors, chaplains, counsellors, and medical professionals are all at heightened risk of sexual impropriety with those they're helping. It sure is an education to re-read myself into the possibility of falling into something inappropriate.
Mon, 11 May 2015 13:56:23 -0500Dreams which connote seduction, sensuality, arousal and sex involving people from your past could elicit divergent reactions, depending upon your present mental state or set of beliefs. Reactions may range from one of arousal, heightened feelings of excitement to feelings of guilt and shame as a result of harboring "dirty thoughts" and surreptitiously exploring what your religious upbringing may consider taboo.
Mon, 11 May 2015 09:47:37 -0500The field of Psychology is the study of the human mind. It attempts to explain how a person thinks regarding different things. It is a very vast field.
Fri, 08 May 2015 06:37:36 -0500Even if your teeth are not falling out in a dream, but you have problems with your teeth, this means that you are making a dangerous mistake. I will give you an example.This dream was dreamt by a young woman who is not mentally ill. However, she is making mistakes that can cause a mental illness: 'I was at the dentist watching a lady get a dental procedure done. The patient was missing her 2 front teeth and getting 2 porcelain/ veneer teeth put in...
Mon, 04 May 2015 08:24:07 -0500Every time a suicide bomber kills and maims people in the name of Islam, world leaders, as well as a multitude of mullahs, rush to announce that the terrorists do not represent the true religion, that most Muslims are gentle and peace-loving people. Discounting for the moment the widespread jubilation that greets events such as the fall of the twin towers in New York, and seeking to support the general view that Islam is, or should be, the way of peace, can an explanation be found for the mental turmoil that turns studious youths into murderous maniacs? Has Islam reached a stage in its history that parallels a critical stage in the development of Christianity?
Fri, 01 May 2015 07:40:33 -0500You would understand the relationship between his life biography and this dream if you knew his biographical details. Even without knowing anything about the dreamer you can conclude that he had a tragic life biography, since he was abruptly forced to live isolated, and his ego stopped controlling his behavior. People who have tragic life biographies become mentally ill from the beginning of their lives.