Counselling Resource - Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life
Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.
How much of you do the people closest to you really know? What do they understand of the person that you are, as something distinct from the things you do? And when the time comes, inevitably, will your story die with you, or will it remain with your friends, your spouse, your children?
Here are five ways to help preserve the life and growth of a good idea when circumstances mean we can't follow it up right now, ways to stop it becoming just another weighty addition on a "to do" list.
Almost every mental health practitioner tries in some way to keep track of referrals. But do you know how your referrals compare to your conversions? How about the impact of primacy and recency effects? And would you be surprised to learn that nobody finds you via your own website -- even if you think they do?
'Isolation' seems too feeble a word to describe the part of grief that is aloneness, since it suggests a world out there which we could connect with were it not for our state; it is, rather, the kind of aloneness that tells us there is nobody there at all.
There's a standard piece of advice frequently offered by psychologists and counsellors to people who are struggling to make sense of a challenging relationship. That piece of advice works pretty well when trying to understand politicians, too.