I had a quick surf around the internet and realised just what a lot of time you could spend, if you were so inclined, reading tips on how to prioritise, streamline, simplify, and link up the things you do every day with your goals in life. In fact someone like me could use these tips as a handy feel-good tick list (“Know that! Yes, of course!”), and simultaneously it would work beautifully as a procrastination device.
Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life, Page 113
Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.
Psychology today reports on ‘permaparenting’, the phenomenon of young adults coming back to the nest for indefinite amounts of time, or never leaving it at all. It paints a fairly bleak picture of young adults who are not mature enough to leave, and parents who are not mature enough to let them.
New government research from experts led by Sir David King, the Government’s chief scientific adviser, warns that half of all adults in the UK could be clinically obese by 2050, causing health problems on a huge scale with a steep rise in heart disease, diabetes and cancer which could stretch health service resources to the breaking point.
It’s election time here in Poland. There is always a tragi-comic side to the spectacle. Looking at it all from a slight distance, it seems absurd, slightly scary. The election circus seems to bring out all aspects of human behaviour larger than life, except, possibly, for integrity and respect. But then again, if I were back in the UK, would I really be able to vote with conviction either?
It may be comforting to realise that most people, most of the time, are far too self absorbed to notice any of the myriad ways in which many of us convince ourselves that we are doing something wrong (on a long continuum from something foul and inexcusable, to something less than perfect). But in the long run it is hardly a comforting picture, everyone walking around thinking about what everyone else is thinking about them; in fact it looks like a colossal waste of time and energy.
Why is it that if a fascinating or difficult client comes along and the counsellor spends an entire supervision session, or most of it, working out how to proceed, this client invariably never comes back? Is this the widely known and surely scientifically proven by now ‘Sod’s Law’? Or is it just me?
While reading the wonderful change therapy blog today, I stumbled upon the UN definition of wellness: “Wellness is not only the absence of illness but also the sense of total physical and mental well-being.” This makes me wonder…is this definition adequate, or relevant, and is a sense of wellness the end goal of therapy?