Personal Psychology

The New Johari Window VI:  The Postmodern Self

The New Johari Window VI: The Postmodern Self

Ironically—and poignantly—the Johari Window, as a guidebook for this transitional period—is still relevant today.

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Pathways to Sleep ID. From Health to Sleep The Mindfulness Pathways

Pathways to Sleep ID. From Health to Sleep The Mindfulness Pathways

Advocates for mindfulness suggest that this practice plays a vital role in helping us prepare for sleep by creating directed and focused attention on the present experience—which, in turn, yields direct and indirect health and sleep benefits.

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Pathways to Sleep IC. From Health to Sleep–The Stress Reduction Pathway

Pathways to Sleep IC. From Health to Sleep–The Stress Reduction Pathway

Stress-reduction is a no-nonsense pathway. It is specifically intended to help people get and stay healthy—and one of the major areas in which stress-reduction might be most helpful is in helping us fall asleep and stay asleep.

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Pathways to Sleep IB: From Health to Sleep–The Exercise Pathway

Pathways to Sleep IB: From Health to Sleep–The Exercise Pathway

This first component one pathway is clearly much more than an easily overlooked trail or side road—it is a freeway leading to sleep.

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Pathways to Sleep IA. From Health to Sleep Introduction to Component One

Pathways to Sleep IA. From Health to Sleep Introduction to Component One

This is probably the most important of the four components. However, all (or most) of the pathways associated with this …

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Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy IV: The World of Social Deviation

Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy IV: The World of Social Deviation

Could the pathology be traced to the social structure or could the pathology be just a convenient social construction used by a specific society to discourage or thwart the display of certain behaviors?

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The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology III B- Distorted/Inaccurate Views of Reality

The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology III B- Distorted/Inaccurate Views of Reality

Though some of the traditions from the east value the ‘originality’ and consider any adaptation as deviations from the real, it was almost impossible to ‘protect’ them from modifications. Translations into various languages from Chinese, Sanskrit, Pali and so on in the last 200-300 years have made them accessible globally.

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The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

I turn first to European perspectives and the early “medically” oriented assessments of psychopathy— an assessment of bodily fluids and their flow (or blocked flow) in the human body. My attention then shifts to nonwestern (primarily Asian) perspectives. These perspectives tend to be highly interdisciplinary, with a mixture of disciplines: philosophy, religion, culture, medicine and psychology.

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Alignment of Mind, Body and Soul

Alignment of Mind, Body and Soul

I believe that psychology and psychiatry have gone needlessly far afield in their search for the causes and cures of psychological pain.

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Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

The cliff analogy can be used to examine many different health issues, and this paper will examine stress as a heath issue using the four levels of cliff analogy.

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