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The Art of Psychological Self-Defence

Published 16 May, 2019 | Thinking Skills

You, I, and everyone will be manipulated. At least to some degree. And if we don't understand how this happens, we're more vulnerable to being manipulated by malevolent forces.

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Falling Positively

The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking

Published 06 March, 2019 | Thinking Skills

Do you ever feel like you should be positive but you just don't feel it? No matter how hard you try to look on the bright side?

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D'oh! That wasn't perfect!

How to Overcome Perfectionism in Everyday Ways

Published 01 June, 2011 | Thinking Skills

If you really are a perfectionist, you've probably already found it troublesome; possibly even a deal-breaker in some instances - a royal road to disappointment and anguish, not to mention impaired relationships.

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You don't have to be all Spock, all of the time

How Do Your Critical Thinking Skills Measure Up?

Published 01 February, 2011 | Thinking Skills

Being able to think strategically, rationally, and objectively is a vital tool to be used alongside more direct, intuitive 'gut feelings'. But most of us are never taught how to think. We can all learn to think better by knowing what the more common critical thinking mistakes are, so as to avoid them as far as possible.

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Letting the past go

Let Go of the Past

Published 16 June, 2010 | Thinking Skills

The present and future didn't seem to exist for her. I suspected she'd had lots of the kind of 'therapy' that feels it's best to dig continually into the past. What had all that historical focusing actually done for her?

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Being a victim may just be a habit

Overcome Victim Mentality

Published 08 April, 2010 | Thinking Skills

When you are proactive and put plans into action, you may find you don't always have to wait for the 'cage door' to open. You may just find you can force it open yourself.

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How to Stop Negative Thinking in 7 Simple Steps

How to Stop Negative Thinking in 7 Simple Steps

Published 02 October, 2009 | Thinking Skills

As someone once said: "Life's problems reveal who we really are!" and that's true; negative thinkers can "yeah, but" when things are going great. On the other hand, the more resilient of positive thinkers can remain upbeat when times are tough.

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How to Think Big

How to Think Big

Published 28 July, 2009 | Thinking Skills

"Why limit yourself?" The old man looked at me unwaveringly. He was a client I'd helped hypnotically control his blood pressure. He had shown a great deal of interest in my therapy business. "Think big, Mark! Why only see eight people a week when you can teach one hundred, a thousand others to do what you do who could, in turn, each see eight troubled souls a week? 8,000 people a week!"

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