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Ethical Framework for the Use of Social Media by Mental Health Professionals

Ethical Framework for the Use of Social Media by Mental Health Professionals | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it

Via Kevin Friery
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Worth reading and thinking through - both for professionals and receipients of such services.

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Getting Over Procrastination

Getting Over Procrastination | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
If we think of procrastination as the flip side of impulsivity—as a failure of self-control rather than a failure of ambition—then the way we approach it shifts.
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Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination? | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.
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"Sirois suggests that interventions that focus on increasing self-compassion may be particularly beneficial for reducing the stress associated with procrastination because self-compassion allows a person to recognize the downsides of procrastination without entangling themselves in negative emotions, negative ruminations, and a negative relationship to themselves. People maintain an inner sense of well-being that allows them to risk failure and take action. "

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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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"Our study suggests that efforts should be made to structure activities so that instrumental consequences do not become motives. Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also — counterintuitive though it may seem — their financial success."

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Busy is an Addiction – Rands in Repose

Busy is an Addiction – Rands in Repose | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it

"As an industry, we’ve created an impressive amount of institutionalized drama around getting things done. "

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The Art of Focus

The Art of Focus | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
The secret to winning the internal battle against distraction is not to say “no” to trivial things but to say “yes” to powerful longings.
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"Many of us lead lives of distraction, unable to focus on what we know we should focus on. According to a survey (...) 66 percent of workers aren’t able to focus on one thing at a time. Seventy percent of employees don’t have regular time for creative or strategic thinking while at work.

 

Since the prohibition sermons don’t work, I wonder if we might be able to copy some of the techniques used by the creatures who are phenomenally good at learning things: children."

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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Parenting Rewires the Male Brain | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Fathers become more like mothers when they are the primary caregiver
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"A new study of gay and straight families suggests that caring for children awakens a specific parenting network in the brain—even turning on some of the same circuits in men as it does in women. The research implies that the neural underpinnings of the so-called maternal instinct aren't unique to women, or activated solely by hormones, but can be developed by anyone who chooses to be a parent."

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This Woman Wants To Change How All Of Us See Our Bodies

This Woman Wants To Change How All Of Us See Our Bodies | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
"Wobbly," "imperfect," "stumpy," "short," "frumpy," "disgusting."

Those are some of the responses Taryn Brumfitt received when she asked 100 women to describe their bodies in one word.
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It's absolutely heart-breaking to hear what women say about their bodies. It's such an inner abuse, fueled by our culture. I'm happy to see a woman who wants to change that. 
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The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn

The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Yawning may be the opposite of what we think—not a signal of sleepiness but a signal that it’s time to act.
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5 Pitfalls of Positive Thinking

5 Pitfalls of Positive Thinking | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
To move past setbacks, you need to see them for what they are.
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'Pozwólmy sobie na smutek i słabość. Nie ma drogi na skróty'. Depresja w czasach kultu sukcesu

'Pozwólmy sobie na smutek i słabość. Nie ma drogi na skróty'. Depresja w czasach kultu sukcesu | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Będziesz doceniany, dopóki jesteś radosny i produktywny - to jeden z przykazów, które wpaja nam współczesny świat. Smutek, bezradność, rozpacz zamiatamy więc pod dywan. 'Tyle, że chowane emocje nie znikną, a nieprzeżyte prędzej czy później dopomną się o zamknięcie procesu. Wtedy może się pojawić depresja' - mówią eksperci. Co się za nią kryje i jak ją przeżyć, by dotrzeć do prawdziwego siebie?
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W końcu się głośno zaczyna mówić o takim patrzeniu na depresję, a nie tylko - weź pigułkę, myśl pozytywnie i do przodu...

 

"Ludzie boją się depresji. Myślą, że jeśli mam depresję, to zaraz umrę, rozpadnę się, nie będę w stanie przez to przejść"

Tymczasem emocje, nawet te uważane za trudne, same w sobie (w przeciwieństwie do zachowań) nie mogą nas zabić. Emocje zawsze pełnią rolę przewodnika, nie wroga. Prowadzą do mądrości i miłości - choć krętą drogą. Jeśli nie pokusimy się na wybór ścieżek na skróty, uciekając w nieodczuwanie, czeka nas nagroda. W innym wypadku na mecie zastaniemy jedynie atrapy szczęścia, a za nimi to przed czym uciekamy: żal, lęki, obawy, poczucie niższości, rozpacz.

"Jeśli dojdziemy do prawdziwego znaczenia smutku, poddamy się depresji, paradoksalnie może nauczyć nas kochać siebie i innych w całości ze wszystkimi ludzkimi aspektami: mocy i niemocy" - zaznacza psychoterapeutka. Warto przyjrzeć się, skąd się bierze choroba."

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The 'Saturday Night Widows' way of grieving: Seek new experiences

The 'Saturday Night Widows' way of grieving: Seek new experiences | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
New model is a pendulum swinging from pain to positive emotions, says George Bonanno, of Columbia University's Teachers College.
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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
How to prepare yourself for the stress of transition
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The encounter with the Shadow: a key moment on the journey | The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies

The encounter with the Shadow: a key moment on the journey | The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Each of us, irrespective of our personal circumstances has a substantial degree of dark matter in his or her soul.
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Why Clingy Partners Cling

Why Clingy Partners Cling | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Expert explanations for bad, mad love.
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(...) it seems that people with an anxious attachment style should be particularly prone to bad, mad love. They push their partners to become too intimate too soon because they fear the love object will slip away. When these relationships come to an end, the anxiously attached are driven almost immediately into another one, which they similarly pursue until it reaches its own logical, unhappy conclusion.

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Zdrada. Zjeść ciastko i mieć ciastko

Zdrada. Zjeść ciastko i mieć ciastko | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Z Bartoszem Zalewskim, psychologiem i psychoterapeutą, rozmawia Iza Michalewicz
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"100 proc. świata można mieć tylko w pierwszym roku życia, kiedy to niemowlę dostaje wszystko, czego potrzebuje. W dorosłym życiu nie da się mieć wszystkiego. Można dostać 60-70 proc. Przez całe dorastanie, a potem dorosłe życie uczymy się, że nie każda nasza zachcianka będzie zaspokojona. I ludzie różnie się z tym godzą."

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Can we break free from the fear of missing out? – Jacob Burak – Aeon

Can we break free from the fear of missing out? – Jacob Burak – Aeon | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
The fear of missing out haunts our social networks and our real lives alike. But there is a way to break free
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"Being connected to everyone, all the time, is a new human experience; we’re just not equipped to cope with it yet."

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Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You

Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.
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"Sadness is not usually valued in our current culture. Self-help books promote the benefits of positive thinking, positive attitude, and positive behaviors, labeling sadness as a “problem emotion” that needs to be kept at bay or eliminated. 

Evolution must have had something else in mind, though, or sadness wouldn’t still be with us. Being sad from time to time serves some kind of purpose in helping our species to survive."

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When Is Rape Okay?

When Is Rape Okay? | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
When Is Rape Okay? - Research into the views of men AND women finds that society is still fairly unhealthy when it comes to when it's 'OK' to rape a woman.
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7 Ways Dreams Enrich Our Lives

7 Ways Dreams Enrich Our Lives | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
We Need Our Dreams More Than Ever
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The many ways that dreams enrich our understanding of ourselves and the world. 

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Into the Dark: A Psychology of Soul, Shadow, and Diversity

Into the Dark: A Psychology of Soul, Shadow, and Diversity | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
A Psychology of Soul: Redeeming Our Humanity
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"If we promote a psychology that equates health with light, happiness, lack of physical symptoms, and relationships without conflict, we dismiss and deny the truths and the important growth that can be found in the blues, in sickness, in conflict, in the dark."

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Emerging adults need time to grow up – Jeffrey Jensen Arnett – Aeon

Emerging adults need time to grow up – Jeffrey Jensen Arnett – Aeon | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Living with your parents, single and with no clear career. Is this a failure to grow up or a whole new stage of life?
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Nightly 8-Hour Sleep Isn't a Rule. It's a Myth.

Nightly 8-Hour Sleep Isn't a Rule. It's a Myth. | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
Different sleep habits are just as valid, and maybe even preferable.
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Schizophrenic and Wanting to Connect

Schizophrenic and Wanting to Connect | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
I had been happy in high school, popular even, and the ability to connect with people seemed so effortless then. It’s a goal I’ve been striving to reattain for the last eight years, since my diagnosis of schizophrenia.
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"It takes work, a lot of work, to get better, but it can be done. It has been a long road from that first group therapy session. But life is nothing if it’s not a road. "

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Understanding Dreams About Animals: Following Our Instincts

Understanding Dreams About Animals: Following Our Instincts | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
The meaning of animals in dreams
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29 Change-Makers Were Asked 1 Simple Question - Their Answers Would Change The Way We Live Our Lives

29 Change-Makers Were Asked 1 Simple Question - Their Answers Would Change The Way We Live Our Lives | Psychology & psychotherapy | Scoop.it
We traveled the globe, interviewing world-class artists, entrepreneurs, makers and world-shakers. But their answer to this one question awakened something powerful..
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