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Building Wellbeing in the Workplace

members.mps.ca What does it mean to be employed in a ‘healthy’ workplace? We know that the workplace is an important site for promoting mental health and wellbeing. It is also an environment that can build a culture of respect and collegial support which helps create security and positive regard. The wide range of research, seminars and publications available on leadership [...]

Parents Inclined to Misjudge Child Happiness Based on Personal Feelings

Parents' estimations of their children's happiness differ significantly from the child's own assessment of their feelings, a study has shown. Research by psychologists at Plymouth University showed parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child's happiness, while those with 15 and 16-year-olds were inclined to underestimate. - University of Plymouth Source: Parents inclined to [...]

Teaching Kids How to be Sad

Helping the next generation live with feelings, not pathologise them. Young people in our society are increasingly worried and upset – not about any aspect of their life in particular - but about being worried and upset. This is a relatively new phenomenon. In the 1980s, surveys of teens showed they were worried about school, [...]

The Mask You Live In: Challenging Harmful Cultural Messages about Masculinity

One of the most moving experiences I have had as a speaker addressing young people around the country took place about a year ago when a Year 11 student in a WA secondary school stood to his feet during the discussion time following my talk on how our culture shaped boys views of themselves in negative ways. Visibly distressed, this young man recounted that his brother [...]

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Our Dogs Can Read Our Minds: The New Neuroscience of Animal Brains and Understanding

We might well wonder, though, whether animals do go beyond reading the expressions of emotions, and understand what others are thinking. In the quest to identify what might be unique to the human mind, one might well ask whether non-human animals have a theory of mind. In fiction, perhaps, they do. Eeyore, the morose donkey [...]

How to Cope With The Energy Vampires in Your Life

In making the break from an energy vampire, you can sometimes miss their financial or strategic support in a business context, or the security and comfort in a personal one. But once you remove people who drain you physically, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and/or financially, it can feel like a heavy weight has been removed from [...]

Medicating Women’s Feelings

More Americans are on psychiatric medications than ever before, and in my experience they are staying on them far longer than was ever intended. Sales of antidepressants and antianxiety meds have been booming in the past two decades, and they’ve recently been outpaced by an antipsychotic, Abilify, that is the No. 1 seller among all [...]

Take the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire

Where would you sit on a scale stretching from ‘not happy’ to ‘too happy’? Find out in this five-minute test from psychologists at Oxford Brookes University. Can happiness be measured? The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire attempts to do just that. Developed by Michael Argyle and Peter Hills of Oxford Brookes University, and originally published in 2002 [...]

Nine Steps To Forgiveness

From "Forgive for Good" (Harper Collins, 2002) By Frederic Luskin, Ph.D. 1. Know exactly how you feel about what happened and be able to articulate what about the situation is not OK. Then, tell a couple of trusted people about your experience. 2. Make a commitment to yourself to do what you have to do [...]