About The Importance Of A Job Being Comprehensible – The 3d Dimension In Sense Of Coherence

Today’s post continues with Antonovsky’s concept Sense of Coherence that focuses on stress in human functioning. What determines whether stress will be harmful or not is whether or not the stress violates our sense of coherence. This research has also been applied to work-life: The third dimension, comprehensible, is often influenced by feedback at work. […]

What Parents Should Avoid To Get Emotionally Stable Children

Secure relationship patterns and the ability to take care of and calm one’s emotions are interconnected. The foundation of this connection is made based on childhood experiences with trusted ones, including and mainly interactions with care givers. There are several risk behaviours in parenting to be avoided if the child shall have a chance of […]

More About The 5 Universal Personality Traits

Last weeks’ post have been about the five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the Big 5 personality traits that serve as the building blocks of personality. These 5 personality dimensions can help us learn more about ourselves and help us decide where to focus our energy and attention, both when it comes […]

How To Challenge Anxiety Provoking Thought Traps

There are many anxiety inducing patterns often called cognitive distortions or thought traps. These are ways of thinking that seem true but are in fact not reasonable, realistic or relevant to the situation. Noticing when we are using thought traps and countering them is an important part of traditional CBT-exercises that also can reduce symptoms […]

More About The ACT Exercise To Conquer Fears & Make Lasting Changes

The aim of ACT exercises is: – to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead expect them to return and accept them as appropriate responses to certain, often unavoidable, situations. – to make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important and enriching in our lives regardless of […]

Contemplation – The 2d stage in an effective change process

We all know that change often is a gradual process, especially if it involves changing behaviours, habits and patterns. It is during this process that motivation changes. Last weeks the posts introduced the 6 Stages of Change Model developed by Prochaska and DiClimente. Today’s post details the second stage: Stage 2: Contemplation People in the […]

More About Sense Of Coherence & The 2d Dimension: Work Should Be Manageable

Today’s post continues with Antonovsky’s concept Sense of Coherence that focuses on stress in human functioning. What determines whether stress will be harmful or not is whether or not the stress violates our sense of coherence. This research has also been applied to work-life: The second dimension, that challenges should be manageabie, means that one […]

More About How Our Ability To Calm Emotions Is Connected To Our Relationship Experiences

Insecure relationship patterns and the ability to take care of one’s emotions are interconnected. Prolonged negative affect states in a child that are not being comforted by a caring other become permanent traits in the adult person. The researcher Allan Schore thinks that the related stress hormones are behind the impaired ability to calm oneself. […]