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Archive for June, 2015

Do you have an internal or external locus of control?

Posted by admin 10:34 am, 26 June 2015

Locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe they can control events affecting them. The concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an aspect of personality studies and an issue that is often discussed in therapy.

When individuals have an internal...


Posted by admin 4:26 am, 17 June 2015

I have just finished reading  Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others by Lopez.

Lopez views hope like oxygen in that we cannot live without hope. This theory contradicts previous theories on the subject however i found Lopez’s theory fits well within our...

De-escalating Aggression

Posted by admin 10:30 am, 14 June 2015

Helping to de-escalate aggression

Many clients ask me for advice on how to de-escalate aggressive situations. The most common situation that I am asked about is aggressive behaviour by a teenager towards a parent, but aggression can also occur between partners and at work. What is important...

4-7-8 Falling Asleep Technique Invented By Harvard Professor Weil

Posted by admin 8:30 pm, 9 June 2015

How to perform the 4-7-8 technique:

Take the position that is most comfortable for you: sitting, standing, laying. If you are sitting hold your back in a straight position. Put the tip of your tongue behind your upper front teeth and hold it there during this exercise.

Breathe through...