Have you ever heard about acceptance of difficult emotions? The concept became recently quite popular in psychology. However, this coping strategy may easily be misinterpreted. Why do we have bad feelings? Our feelings are not a kind of internal entertainment system from the pre-TV era. They are not here to please us. “Difficult” emotions are […]
In the last post I discussed mental health in general terms. As mentioned there, the World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of wellbeing. But what exactly does our wellbeing depend on? This is our topic for today. I’m gona be more specific about what mental health is, and talk about four pillars […]
Some time ago mental health was viewed as lack of a mental disorder. You were mentally healthy when you weren’t mentally ill. But this view has dramatically changed in this century.
This post is about emotions and emotion regulation. I wonder if you have ever seen one of those “Man versus machine” science-fiction movies. They often show that the difference between human beings and robots lies in emotions. In the movies, machines may have equal or even superior intelligence. What they lack are human feelings. Well, […]
As we are approaching Christmas, Christmas is the topic of this post. Christmas is not only a yearly reminder of something that happened long ago, and it is not only a part of a religious tradition. From the psychological point of view, Christmas contains metaphors that are relevant in the context of our current lives. […]
Imagine that you’re sitting in a boat and want to set off on a journey. What do you think is absolutely necessary for you before raising the anchor? Yes, you’re right, you need a course, a certain direction in which you will sail. If you don’t know where you want to head, you’re just going […]