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Are You an Enabler? | Psych Central

Are You an Enabler? | Psych Central

    By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT ~ 4 min read Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict or alcoholic, a gambler, or a compulsive overeater. Enablers, rather than addicts, suffer the effects of the addict’s behavior. Enabling is “removing the natural consequences to the addict of his or her behavior.” Professionals warn against enabling because evidence has shown that an addict experiencing the damaging consequences…

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Mental health problems in the workplace – Harvard Health

Mental health problems in the workplace – Harvard Health

An Interesting Article   Abstract: Mental health problems affect many employees — a fact that is usually overlooked because these disorders tend to be hidden at work. Researchers analyzing results from the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey, a nationally representative study of Americans ages 15 to 54, reported that 18% of those who were employed said they experienced symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month. But the stigma attached to having a psychiatric disorder is such that employees…

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Stockholm Syndrome — Out of the FOG

Stockholm Syndrome — Out of the FOG

An Interesting article Abstract: Stockholm Syndrome – Stockholm Syndrome is when a hostage, kidnap victim or abuse victim develops a sense of loyalty or co-operation towards their captor or abuser, disregarding the abuse or the danger and protecting or sustaining the perpetrator.Stockholm Syndrome got its name from a 1973 bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden in which 4 bank employees were taken hostage for 6 days. During their captivity, the victims were strapped in dynamite and locked in a vault. while the bank…

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6 Things People With Mental Illness Might Be Scared To Admit – Let’s Queer Things Up!

6 Things People With Mental Illness Might Be Scared To Admit – Let’s Queer Things Up!

A good article, worth reading: It’s true that I don’t know your story or your struggle. But I hope that, by knowing mine, you’ll feel less alone. Source: 6 Things People With Mental Illness Might Be Scared To Admit – Let’s Queer Things Up!

Our Greatest Delusion – YouTube

Our Greatest Delusion – YouTube

I thoroughly enjoyed this Derek Muller talk, it’s most certainly food for thought. I happen to subscribe to the belief he describes in this talk, that the effect of belief in having time at one’s disposal often leads to not taking the chance while it exists. I hope you enjoy this talk as much as I did.

The Past, Present, and Future of Emotional Intelligence – YouTube

The Past, Present, and Future of Emotional Intelligence – YouTube

Another very interesting talk about emotional intelligence. I feel that self awareness is key to emotional intelligence, and emotional intelligence is crucial to adaptive coping skills. Since most decisions are made at an emotional level, this set of skills in many ways will allow one to have a greater effect on the quality of one’s own life than many other sets of skills, both in terms of how we deal with ourselves and what effect we have on others. Since…

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Marc Brackett on Emotional Intelligence and the Mood Meter

Marc Brackett on Emotional Intelligence and the Mood Meter

I should be posting this under the “Coping Skills” section of this blog, but I will leave it here to make it more easily accessible. I’ve unsurprisingly been struggling somewhat to find really useful and helpful articles and information about coping skills, sadly it’s not one of the more easily available subjects to find material about. This is an excellent and particularly valuable talk, although very long, about techniques to regulate emotion and devise adaptive coping strategies, and strategies to…

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