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Your Authentic Self

Meaningful Life | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 23 2017 | | Tags:
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“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are”- Carl Jung. This quote sums up the importance of growing into your authentic self. Your authentic self is who you truly are as a person, regardless of your occupation, regardless of the influence of others, it is an honest representation of you. To […]

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Goal Setting

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 17 2017 | | Tags: ,
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Goal setting can be positive. Whether you are setting goals, for your career, relationship, family, or day-to-day, it is important to recognise what your objectives are to determine achievable goals. However, you need to know how to set goals to achieve them. Goal setting should begin with a lot of thought on what you want […]

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Psychology of Dreams

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 16 2017 | | Tags: ,
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To this day, science cannot fully explain what dreams are or why we have them. We pay little attention to the content of our dreams after we wake up, especially since our memory of the dream rapidly fades away as the day goes on. Dreams are associated with certain stages of sleep. The brain is […]

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The Benefits of Art Therapy

stress | Posted by Shane McSweeney | November 13 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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Art Therapy In our day to day lives, we are surrounded by art. Some people view it as a pastime whereas others have little interest in it. However, it is safe to say that art is a form of creative human expression. We may be surrounded by art, but we are also surrounded by stress! […]

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Stress and Self-Care

Stress | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 10 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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What is Stress? “A psychological and physical response of the body that occurs whenever we must adapt to changing conditions, whether those conditions be real or perceived, positive or negative”. Stress affects everyone in different ways. It affects how we feel and act. It can cause tiredness, negative thinking, as well as anxiety, frustration, anger, […]

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How does failure impact us?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | November 8 2017 |
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Picture this. You’re in an interview for your dream job. The interviewer asks you about your competencies and why they should offer you the position. You’ve prepared for this moment and rehearsed the answer many times. You open your mouth to answer, but suddenly your mind goes blank. You quickly try to come up with […]

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The Psychological Impact of Bullying

Meaningful Life | Posted by Shane McSweeney | November 7 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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Psychological impact of bullying Whether it be in a school playground, classroom, office or online, anyone can be affected by bullyinh. Remember, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me”, but just how true is this? After the bruises, cuts or broken bones heal what is left? It appears that […]

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The Good Enough Parent

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | November 2 2017 |
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Being a parent is hard work. Especially with the advancement of technology, some parents may find it harder. Most parents will aim to achieve three objectives of parenting: health and safety of the child, helping the child grow and learn, and transferring similar cultural values. A good relationship between parent and child is essential for […]

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Changing Jobs

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | November 1 2017 |
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Changing jobs can be a very challenging experience and often comes with a whole package of emotions. On the one hand we have excitement. It’s a time for change, growth and new opportunities. We may also feel sad at the prospect of no longer working with our favourite co-workers or clients. We may not know […]

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The Psychology of Mirroring

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | October 31 2017 | | Tags: ,
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The Psychology of Mirroring Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or so the old saying goes! However, whether you think it is complimentary or annoying that someone is dressing, standing or speaking the same as you there is a reason behind it. Scientifically, it’s called limbic synchrony. From an evolutionary perspective, being in-sync with […]

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