What are the pros and cons of time alone? Lena Firestone has written an informative piece about this topic that we all have to find the right balance around. She explains that while human beings need time alone to allow their brains to rest and rejuv...

What’s it like being an introvert in an extrovert world? Susan Cain has written a wonderful book “Quiet” about the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. You can find it on Book Depository here.

Cain argues that modern Western culture...

Compassion for others and self-compassion both play a role in our wellbeing. Research has found that people who are compassionate to themselves are much less likely to be depressed, anxious, and stressed, and are much more likely to be happy, resilie...

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is an expert in the treatment of PTSD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and has been voted one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the Century. I’ve been to a number...

Over the last decades our understanding of trauma and its effects has grown enormously. Research shows that when we fail to face and process large and small traumas of our past, we can become stuck in our pain. When traumas are unresolved, present da...

Temperament has been described as our How of doing things, rather than our Why. Research by psychiatrists Thomas and Chess back in the late 1950’s outlined nine different traits of temperament.  Steven Stosny suggests that the dimensions of temperame...

We all want our kids to be kind and have empathy for others. And so its worrying when our child hurts someone and seems to show little remorse. Lawrence Cohen outlines a model of the development of a conscience that helps us understand that the road...

There is an awareness of increasing levels of anxiety amongst children, and together with this less resilience. Is it possible that as parents our concerns about dangers and our desire to want to protect our children from risk is actually increasing...

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