The psychology behind passive aggressive notes on car windscreens – and what to do instead
Have you ever returned to your car to see a piece of paper pinned under your wipers and thought “oh shoot, I got a parking ticket”, only to discover a handwritten note chastising your parking? In this article, we look into the psychology behind why we might leave such a message on someone’s car windscreen, and what we could (and should) do instead.
The psychology behind people who troll online and cyberbully
Technology and social media give us a unique opportunity nowadays to connect with many more people and foster these relationships we all so crave. So, why do some people troll online or cyberbully others?
Oscars 2022: A psychological analysis of that Will Smith moment and what we can learn from it
Inspired by Will Smith’s incident at the Oscars 2022, the present article offers an insight into such behaviours and offers a healthier and rewarding – yet painful – way out.
Pandemic, climate change, war… how to protect ourselves and our children from systemic trauma
We might not be able to fully protect our children from the world we have created for them, but we can limit some of the damage. We can hold them – both physically and metaphorically. Here’s how:
Embracing transitions is the key to cope with life changes
Here is a summary of my key notes that I want to share with you who are currently undergoing a change or going through a transition.
Change your words, change your story during the coronavirus crisis
Words define the nature of our reality. Our perception of reality can influence how we feel and how we choose to behave, as well as impact our physical health. Research indicates that negative words can cause symptoms of anxiety and depression including irritability, disrupted sleep and appetite. They can also lead to decreased cognitive functioning, […]
Online therapy – A brief presentation for clients’ and therapists
I have been offering online therapy for over a decade and have always advocated for its effectiveness and reliability as a means of delivering therapy.
Persevere – Life during coronavirus – How to stay physically relaxed
When we get stressed our body may become tense. It can help to try a simple relaxation technique using our toes to release the tension. We can apply this technique when we feel stressed and we may repeat it as many times as we wish until we feel the tension leaving our body.
Persevere – Life during coronavirus – Be kind to yourself
Over the next few days, as we all settle into our new routines, it’s possible some of us will feel we aren’t doing a “good enough” job. At times like these it is even more important to stay connected with oneself.
Persevere – Life during coronavirus – Keep your mind in Check
Worries and negative thoughts focusing on the future, overestimating danger and underestimating our personal ability to cope are components of anxiety. Similarly, negative thoughts related to loss and our (exaggerated) negative qualities are a component of depression. Learning how to keep such thoughts at bay will have an immediate effect on our mood and our behaviour.