What is guiding you when you try to help people?

This one goes out to psychologists and other mental health professionals who are actively trying to improve the lives of others. When you think about the people you help, is there an overarching model that you are following? I was trained, both clinically and as a researcher, to base my practice around robust (i.e. evidence-based) … Continue reading What is guiding you when you try to help people?

Duality

Life seems replete with examples of duality- night/day, life/death, hunger/satiety, husband/wife. Our perceptions also seem to mirror that - right/wrong, smart/stupid, success/failure, love/hate, courage/coward, leave/stay. It can be easy to get trapped by some of these dualities.  For example, it can sometimes be conceptually easier to cling to one side of a duality (i.e. think … Continue reading Duality

The benefits of thinking about mental health as a set of interrelated domains

That was a busy week! Although admittedly, the bulk of the week was taken up with preparation for a small conference presentation I gave yesterday (Friday 30/1/21).  I was speaking to physiotherapy educators, the ones who support and coach students through their clinical placements prior to graduation.  The essence of the presentation was how to … Continue reading The benefits of thinking about mental health as a set of interrelated domains