Life-goals: Your Valued Future Life

This post continues on identifying your desired direction. Last week the focus was on identifying SMART goals based on symptom reduction and related problems. But instead of being problem focused, your goals could be about living healthy and fulfilling values and accomplishing positive growth, for example in the dimensions described in the life-wheel exercise, see […]

The Characteristics of Flow-creating Activities

This post continues on the important concept of flow. Flow is according to the founder of the concept, the Psychology professor Cziksentmihalyi, “…a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, […]

Steps to Heal Shame

This post continues on last week’s different aspects of shame and what to do about it. Shame can be an important and healthy regulating emotion making us adapt in important social situations. However, shame is often too self-attacking and too self-critical. If so, shame needs to be nuanced and balanced with more self-compassion. This in […]

Self-efficacy and the Importance of Our Beliefs in Ourselves and Our Abilities

This post continues of the theme of self-efficacy, our beliefs about our capability to perform specific tasks or actions, which can be influenced directly, improving our self-esteem and self-worth. It also has an important impact on our psychological wellbeing. As noted in earlier posts, much research has been conducted on the 4 major psychological processes […]