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» Unhappy Relationships and Depression Go Hand in Hand - Parenting Tips

» Unhappy Relationships and Depression Go Hand in Hand - Parenting Tips | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Assessing and treating both positive and negative aspects of their intimate relationships should be considered evidence-based treatment for depression.
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A Lasting Romance Is Built on Flaws: 6 Tips for a Strong Relationship

A Lasting Romance Is Built on Flaws: 6 Tips for a Strong Relationship | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We can find a good match, but the perfect match doesn't exist. We all have flaws. Accepting each other's flaws is the foundation of a strong relationship.
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Fahari Health Resources's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:44 PM

Tips for a strong relationship.

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The Practice of Empathy - Forbes

The Practice of Empathy - Forbes | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

A client of mine is totally fed up with his boss. He has recently undergone quite a difficult, uncomfortable operation – the second in a series. Since then, there have been several interactions with his boss. Not once has he been asked how he is; worse, the task heat is full-on with a series of late night conference calls, led by the boss who always requires my client’s attendance. Amazed by the complete lack of empathy shown by his boss, my client is fast losing trust in him.

 

Empathy is right at the core of trusted relationships. If someone is genuinely on our side, interested in what we are thinking and feeling, and intent on helping us out – then we feel safer with them, readier to talk about what is uncomfortable and challenging for us, and more prepared to give them our trust.

 

by Julian Powe 


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» Codependency vs. Interdependency - Psych Central

» Codependency vs. Interdependency - Psych Central | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I was surprised to learn that this grove of aspen trees is actually one organism, sharing one root system. Each of us also is a community of 70 trillion cells
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Positivity in Relationships: 10 Ways to Radiate Good Vibes

Positivity in Relationships: 10 Ways to Radiate Good Vibes | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Agreement, appreciation and affection spread warmth like sunshine.

 

Some people are upbeat to talk with. They feel "warm." Whether they are your boss, your employee or colleague, your friend, family members or loved ones; these folks feel safe to share with, and, like sunshine, radiate good vibes. Their positivity makes you want to talk with them more. At the same time the warmth that they emit enhances the pleasure that they themselves experience in relationships.

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Playfulness may help adults attract mates, study finds

Playfulness may help adults attract mates, study finds | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

(Phys.org) -- Why do adults continue to play throughout their lives while most other mature mammals cease such behavior?  According to researchers at Penn State, playfulness may serve an evolutionary role in human mating preferences by signaling positive qualities to potential long-term mates.

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"Empathy leads you to very bad decisions." What?? Empathy, the brain, and relationships. | Psychology Today

"Empathy leads you to very bad decisions." What?? Empathy, the brain, and relationships. | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
"Empathy leads to bad decisions." What?? Empathy, the brain, and relationships. By Marsha Lucas, Ph.D....
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passionate listening - my blog - Ordinary Courage

passionate listening - my blog - Ordinary Courage | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Harriet Lerner and passionate listening...

 

"If we would only listen with the same passion that we feel about wanting to be heard."

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guy's comment, May 10, 2012 6:48 PM
Listening lessons at school should be compulsory. Nobody ever taught me. It's very easy to tell a child to listen, but so much harder to say how.
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Why Marriage Makes People Happy: Intimacy, shared support, and household roles help married couples achieve well-being and longevity gains

Marriage is, for many people, their most important relationship , the source of much happiness, and, for some, even adds extra years to their life. So, what is it about marriage that's so important to us?
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Mental health: New therapy technique teaches families how to cope – The Express Tribune

Mental health: New therapy technique teaches families how to cope – The Express Tribune | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

KARACHI: Sometimes the worst affected by mental disorders are the families of the people who suffer from such conditions. In other cases the triggers may even be in the family....

 

...The therapy technique includes the families in the therapy, teaching them about the mental condition. “The basic aim is to teach the client and their families about the disorders and help them cope with it in the long term,” according to Dr Uzma Ambareen, psychiatrist and diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

 

 

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How much love do you need? Knowing your 'attachment type' could be the key to making relationships last

How much love do you need? Knowing your 'attachment type' could be the key to making relationships last | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
By identifying whether you are an ‘avoider’, ‘anxious’ or ‘secure’, you can find your perfect match and transform your relationships.
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» 6 Subtle Signs Your Boundaries Are Being Broken - World of Psychology

» 6 Subtle Signs Your Boundaries Are Being Broken - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When someone has broken a physical boundary, it’s usually easy to tell. These boundaries relate to your body, physical space and privacy. For instance, s
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I Don't Feel Your Pain: Overcoming Roadblocks to Empathy

I Don't Feel Your Pain: Overcoming Roadblocks to Empathy | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Why empathy is import at home and work and how to be better at it.

 

Neuroscientists have recently discovered that humans are wired to experience empathy through multiple systems of mirror neurons in our brains. These mirror neurons reflect back actions that we observe in others causing us to mimic that action in our own brains.  When we observe someone in pain or when we are with someone happy, we experience that to a certain extent. These mirror neurons are the primary physiological basis of empathy. They create a neural Wi-Fi that connects us to the feelings of people around us. 

 

Many people seem to be naturally empathetic. Others are not.  The good news is that research shows that empathy can be learned. There are however a few potential roadblocks to empathy that must be overcome.

 

by David F. Swink


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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:55 PM

Did you know that the training for negotiating with hostage-takers includes "faking" empathy--and that those being trained actually come to feel some empathy for someone they despise?  Good article about how we can learn to develop our empathy for improved relationships.

Barbara Kerr's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:56 PM

Did you know that those who negotiate with hostage-takers are trained to "fake" empathy?  Read more to see what happens!

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:57 PM

Empathy is a key skill to dealing and interacting with people in a manner that produces positive outcome and builds healthy relationships.  The article does a good job explaining what emphathy is, as well as giving some tips to improve in this area.  It also includes facts to support the assertion that empathy matters at work, "Empathy is also important in the workplace. A study conducted by the Center for Creatively Leadership investigated 6,731 leaders from 38 countries. Their results reveal that empathy is positively related to job performance. The study concluded that managers who show more empathy toward direct reports are viewed as better performers in their job by their bosses."

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Beating the Valentine's Day Blues: Redefining Intimate Relationship Success

Beating the Valentine's Day Blues: Redefining Intimate Relationship Success | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The path to true romantic success isn't out toward some other ideal person -- it instead demands that we turn inward, and develop our own capacities to choose appropriate partners, form intimate bonds, and maintain mutually satisfying relationships.
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Lessons For Living | Psychology Today

Lessons For Living | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Five surprising principles for living, loving, and playing well with others.
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» Do “Right” and “Wrong” Exist? - Relationships in Balance

» Do “Right” and “Wrong” Exist? - Relationships in Balance | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Relationships of all types become divided when battles of right versus wrong ensue. But this is really just a defense mechanism that hurts relationships.
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Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness

Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

32-Year Longitudinal Study finds: Social connection is a more important route to adult well-being than academic ability.

 

Social connectedness in childhood is defined by the parent and teacher ratings of the child being liked, not being alone, and the child's level of confidence. Social connectedness in adolescence is demonstrated by social attachments (parents, peers, school, confidant) and participation in youth groups and sporting clubs.

 

The researchers found, on the one hand, a strong pathway from child and adolescent social connectedness to adult well-being. This illustrates the enduring significance of positive social relationships over the lifespan to adulthood. On the other hand, the pathway from early language development, through adolescent academic achievement, to adult well-being was weak, which is in line with existing research showing a lack of association between socioeconomic prosperity and happiness.


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» 10 Way to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries - Psych Central

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Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many of us don’t learn...

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Sometimes There Is No Right Way | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Sometimes There Is No Right Way | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

 

I was raised in a home where a very common phrase was, “There’s a right way and a wrong way.”

 

The right way was the way my parents wanted things done. There were a great many rules surrounding the right way for nearly everything, in an attempt to ensure that we got it right, and, when the rules weren’t enough to enforce the rightness of our behavior, there were punishments, harsh words, and sometimes very public humiliation.

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Imperfectly Happy | Psychology Today

Imperfectly Happy | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

As I child I often had dreams of the adult I would become--a pediatrician in a crisp white coat, an adored mom, the first female President of the United States, a tv journalist with perfectly coifed hair and impeccable makeup breaking tough stories. I could imagine the perfect house that I would live in with a white picket fence and bright green grass in the yard. I could even imagine the perfect marriage to the perfect husband and the perfectly behaved children I would have.

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» 7 Tips for the Romantically Challenged on Valentine’s Day - World of Psychology

» 7 Tips for the Romantically Challenged on Valentine’s Day - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When Valentine’s Day rolls around, there’s pressure to buy or do something swanky or extra-special. And for some partners this spells trouble.
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Blog | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Blog | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

...To be perfectly clear, I’ve always been an emotional person. You know—touchy feely, crying when Old Yeller died, etc.

 

But being emotional and emotionally connected to self are two completely different things.

 

Being emotional meant I took everything personally. This made intense relationships with the opposite sex agonizing. Every little argument meant she didn’t love me and was walking out the door...

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