Is a problem still a problem even when it’s not perceived as a problem by us? We look at how our emotions and reactions influence and impact others via emotional contagion (Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors). This article also explores the notion of Emotional Intelligence, and our abilities to manage and regulate our own emotions and to notice and understand how others are feeling; and how we use it in reasoning and other cognitive activities.
21 Feb: Nostalgia and how using it, you can reconnect with others, the past, and rekindle relationships.
Nostalgia, “a sentimental longing for the past,” is experienced by almost everyone. Research suggests that nostalgia helps build resources like optimism and resilience, strengthens social connectedness and belongingness improving feelings of loneliness.
Whether we are given one or self-define ourselves with one, labels come with positives and negatives. Ok, we all know that labels are for jars, but let’s face it, humans like labels. We love ‘boxing’, labelling, categorising, ourselves and others. Check out my article about labels and try the exercises to help you raise awareness about your own labels and to change a behaviour.
The article explores research in psycholinguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience and positive psychology, and presents evidence of how language use influences our thinking, behaviours and ultimately, decision making in everyday life.
After my 2nd LinkedIn post asking your own experiences about the future of your job after COVID-19, I am collating here and sharing some insight and possible answers and support to your replies. Your replies showed how uncertain we all are, especially in regard to returning to work after the lock down.
Our blind-spots prevents us from seeing beyond our own viewpoints. This article discusses how we all have blind-spots and how coaching can support awareness and ultimately give the person a different perspective that they don’t see and that can, successfully, impact on performance and productivity.
Exercising authority can be challenging, especially if your team makes you feel you are ‘dumping’ extra work on them! So, here are some tips for you to deal with these difficult conversations!
It is clear the we are all geared up with ideas and stereotypes that makes us biased whether these are conscious or not. Stereotypes are our beliefs about groups and we use these to make sense of the world. The less we know about a person or a group, the more our stereotypes mislead us. Stereotypes are more accurate when we have direct experience of a group.
It is well known that the notion of wholeness in Gestalt is vital, not only in its focus on the person as a whole entity (one cannot be separated into organic parts or from their environments) but also in reference to the person becoming aware and integrating the various aspects of their mind and body toward growth.
In his seminal work on cognitive development, Piaget (1951) discusses children’s pre-operational stage and the notion of egocentrism. During this stage which begins at around the age of 3 till around 7 years’ old, children do not, consciously distinguish the self and others.