Why Optimists Can Achieve More

Self-efficacy, our beliefs about our capability to perform a specific activity, can be influenced and impacts our well-being and self-esteem.   There are many adaptive benefits of optimistic self-beliefs of efficacy. When it comes to mental health, a study has shown that even those with no clinical level of symptoms and distress distorts reality, but […]

3 More Primitive Defence Mechanisms

A defence mechanism is a psychological strategy, a manner of thinking and behaving, that we unconsciously use to protect us from anxiety that arise from ‘unacceptable’ thoughts or feelings fearing being judged by society and loved ones. Since it is about learnt behaviour, we can as adults get insights into this dynamic and thereby freeing […]

More About How To Achieve Set Goals

This post continues on possible problems, bumps in the road, that can occur and how to try to avoid them when you have started to take your identified actions to move in your desired direction. Last weeks have been about the critical importance of a fixed time to evaluate goals, related activities and progress made […]

Benefits Of Reducing Shame

The last posts have been about shame and 5 steps for healing the negative injuries of too much and self-critical shame, including important reflections, resources and exercises based on Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT. Positive consequences of healing destructive shame are: – Improved ability to practice self-care strategies such as the importance of touch, calming voice. […]

Benefits Of Optimistic Self-efficacy

Self-efficacy, our beliefs about our capability to perform a specific activity, can be influenced and impacts our wellbeing. There are many adaptive benefits of optimistic self-beliefs of efficacy. More and more research supports the importance of having an optimistic sense of personal efficacy for accomplishments and positive wellbeing. One reason for this is that social […]

The Primitive defence Mechanisms Acting Out And Dissociation

Thursday – Anxiety: A defence mechanism is a psychological strategy, a manner of thinking and behaving, that we unconsciously use to protect us from anxiety that arise from ‘unacceptable’ thoughts or feelings fearing being judged by society and loved ones. Since it is about learnt behaviour, we can as adults get insights into this dynamic […]