A trend in the US has traditional therapy being replaced by counsellors trained in philosophy, who help you through your woes via the words of dead people.
To some, the school bully represents a motivational force, but what do we make of those who perpetrate the acts?
The current political and business system makes victims of us all, right? Well, only if you let it, for that same system allows great philanthropism too.
Many voted for Britain to leave the EU pining for the “good old days”, but those who see through such a nostalgic lens ought know it isn’t what it used to be.
Originally an advantage, the ego has now become arguably the largest obstacle to self-acceptance.
Realist and mental health wiz Polly Chester recently overcame her professional prejudice, via a session with her antagonist: the life coach.
Our resident wordsmith and Doctor Phil, Grant Spencer, gets real with the first world condition of self-sabotage.
Psychologist and TBSer Grant Spencer looks at the phenomena of the suicide note and offers some help in addressing the situation.
With today being World Smile Day, Maria Tedeschi lends a mother’s view on the scientific study behind the smiling habits of babies.
Andrew Wright doesn’t need the computerised Sigmund Freud to give himself advice, he came to his own conclusions. In a Datsun.
After recently re-watching his favourite movie, and not enjoying it, Steven Barnes discovers that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
Bronte O’Brien studies the study behind the studies of psychological science and prescribes a grain of salt in viewing the results.
This week’s Long Reads tackles the conditioned American mind, the issues with the Bail system and the complicated legacy of journalist Sy Hersh.
Parent and realist Rachel Reitsma offers her thoughts on the subjective science of happiness, and how she differs from her kids.
Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning is what you’ll find at Lachlan R Dale’s bedside, and, reflecting on the psychiatrist’s experiences in Auschwitz, is a must have and unique perspective on the human psyche. Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist, was interned in a number of concentration camps…
In the wake of the Chan and Sukumaran executions, Grant Spencer warns not to fall victim to “compassion fatigue” – resilience helps us fight for those who cannot any more.
With reports that overly positive parenting can lead to narcissism in children, psychologist – and parent – Alice Savona wants her kids to feel valued, not over-valued, and to thus grow up resilient.