Daily Dose for the Mind

Professionals have their talents and areas of expertise. If a client tries to control and monitor every detail, the professional cannot work at full capacity and feels inhibited. If you want the best result, watch with interest but know when to back off. A veteran doctor, lawyer, or accountant won’t necessarily provide better service than…

What Are Your Boundaries Part 2

Boundaries are limits we set for ourselves. Everyone’s boundaries are different, and they are based on what is personally important to us. Boundaries can be set in several aspects of life, such as work, relationships, family, and in conflict. Boundaries can be set in several aspects of life, such as work, relationships, family, and in…

Emotional Abuse Part 1

Emotional abuse does not always lead to physical violence, however almost all physical or social violence does include emotional abuse. It is powerful tool used by one person to maintain a feeling of power and control over another person. This type of abuse is intended to install negative feelings such as shame, embarrassment, guilt and…

Practising Non Judgementalness

Leaving out comparison, judgements, and assumptions : Practice observing judgemental thoughts and statements, saying in your mind, “A judgmental thought arose in my mind.” Count judgemental thoughts and statements (by moving objects or pieces of paper from one pocket to another, by clicking a sports counter, or by marking a piece of paper). Replace judgemental…

Practising Describing Part 1

Description creates a vivid picture for the reader, it allows them to open a gateway to your story and imagine themselves within your fictional world. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to go into detail about everything for every scene. It’s about conveying important information to the reader in strategic places. Here are some ideas of…

Daily Dose for the Mind

When the mind looks outward, it is swayed by the heavy winds of the world. But when the mind faces inward, we can find our center and rest in stillness. People ask: “How can I clear my head when I meditate? The more I try, the more my thoughts seem to arise.” This is completely…

Daily Dose for the Mind

Our consciousness often does not know what our subconscious wants. We think we want something, but when we get it, we realize we wanted something else. When you wish to hear the voice of your subconscious, try meditation. Meditation opens a secret path to your subconscious. Our consciousness may desire money, power, and prestige, but…

Daily Dose for the Mind

Everything in this universe is evanescent. Because it is evanescent, it is also precious. Spend this precious moment wisely and beautifully. The mind cannot have two thoughts at once. See if you can think two thoughts at exactly the same time. Well? Is it possible? We can be consumed by anger for a long time…

The Cognitive Model

Thoughts > Emotions > Behaviours Cognitive behavioural therapy (usually referred to as “CBT”) is based upon the idea that how you think determines how you feel and how you behave. The steps and example below show us this process: Step 1 : Something happens. It could be anything Step 2 : You have thoughts about…

Reactions to Trauma Part 1

What is Trauma? A trauma can be any distressing or upsetting event. Common traumas include accidents, disasters, or being hurt deliberately by other people. You might have experienced a trauma first hand or may have witnessed or heard about it. Trauma can happen to adults or to children, and it may have been one off…