Adversity and Compassion

Compassion has been the subject of numerous studies, many with a common theme of “numeracy bias” or “psychic numbing”. This means that while we may feel compassion towards a single…

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Firesetting: Understanding and Prevention

During the recent Australian bushfire crisis there has been significant misinformation in the media about how acts of arson have contributed to the disaster. In psychology, when we look at…

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Free Yourself

As adults we tend not to deeply explore our unique needs and what we really want out of life. So how do we free ourselves? Here’s an interesting take in…

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Check Your Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness is about the interaction of three core systems – Threat, Drive and Safety. The Threat system helps us to detect and respond to things in our world that we…

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Leaning In To Vulnerability

When we feel scared, sad, anxious or lonely, the last thing many of us would think of doing is confessing to our distress or insecurity. As social creatures, programmed to…

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