Societal / Political
Both hope and skepticism were to be found in Estonia (and Hungary) during the early 1990s, following the Soviet collapse. Are both of these perspectives still present and do they represent the more pervasive irony that is to be found in contemporary societies?
If we’re not careful and we rely only on hope, it can become the “white horse” that will carry us away from our problems. It becomes easy to believe if we just hope enough, our lives can change. The idea of hope can sometimes imply that hope is enough, but nothing gets done if we rely on hope alone.
Building on the concept of hope and moving forward to modern times, there are many neuroscientists and psychologists, along with religious, spiritual, and political leaders, who have written notable views about hope and how our body responds to thoughts and emotions.
The issue of freedom is certainly of great importance right now in our troubled and changing world. The insights gained from my Estonian colleagues still seem quite poignant and timely.
I frequently listen to classical music while I am working and in the evening before going to bed. The music …
How to Turn Loneliness into a Multi-Trillion Dollar Business: A Perspective on China from the Writings of Erich Fromm
This essay specifically focuses on the writings of Erich Fromm from a social application perspective, using China’s Singles Day as an example.
Experiences with Counselling for Individuals Within the South Asian Community I: Rationale and Literature
The purpose of this research was to utilize the lived experiences of SA individuals to understand what change(s) allowed them to seek and participate in counselling, and in turn to alter the conversation about the use of mental health services by those of the SA community.
Experiences with Counselling for Individuals Within the South Asian Community II: Methodology, Stories and Analysis
by Alisha Mann, MPsy This series was originally completed as a Major Research Project in partial fulfillment of Adler Graduate …
The difference between “mine” and “yours” may be self-evident for the Westerner. For the Bedouin most things are “ours”; at least among friends.
The fundamental issue here is how a society deals with the fact that the future can never be known: should we try to control the future or just let it happen?