Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?
Energy Healing | Health | Meditation | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Psychology | Self-Development

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?

I recently read an article in Psychology Today in which the mental health professional, Jason N. Linder, PsyD warns about ‘The Danger of Mindfulness.’  Blimey, I didn’t realise things had gotten this bad.  In all fairness to Dr Linder, he is not criticising the practice of mindfulness meditation itself. Nor are his comments sensationalism.  As a matter…

How Does Guilt Become Repressed?
Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

How Does Guilt Become Repressed?

“The price we pay for our advance in civilization is a loss of happiness through the heightening of the sense of guilt.” ~ Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents   A few weeks ago, I documented a true self-development story about healing guilt. As it turns out, I’d not completely healed my subconscious guilt, I’d merely started the…

Re-Membering: The Healing Power of Self-Awareness
Energy Healing | Psychology | Self-Development

Re-Membering: The Healing Power of Self-Awareness

The key to self-development is self-awareness. The key to self-awareness is re-membering – retrieving split-off fragments of consciousness from the depths of the unconscious mind. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but everybody has a fragmented personality. Psycho-analysts have established that the brain causes a process called “Psychological dismemberment.” This happens when…

Symptoms to Determine a Major Depression Diagnosis
Anxiety | Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

Symptoms to Determine a Major Depression Diagnosis

Depression is more than just feeling the blues. It is a sadness coupled with self-loathing, absence of self-esteem, and loss of interest to do other things. Healthcare professionals often diagnose this as clinical depression or major depressive disorder. This is a disorder that affects your life from the mental, physical, and emotional aspects. This can…

Superiority Complex: My Ego’s Better Than Your Ego
Psychology | Self-Development

Superiority Complex: My Ego’s Better Than Your Ego

A superiority complex is a psychological disorder that bloats your ego. Individuals that display symptoms of a superiority complex have a delusional belief they are better than other people – and have a tendency to think they are more capable of doing something they can’t back up in real life. It’s fair to say that…

The Adonis Complex: Body Dysmorphia Disorder in Men
Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Adonis Complex: Body Dysmorphia Disorder in Men

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best – at least not until your physiological appearance becomes an obsession. But when worry about your body image starts to drive self-destructive behaviour you have an Adonis complex. The Adonis complex is a label that is typically associated with men because its primary focus is building…

Psychology’s Shadow Archetypes: Grandstander Bully
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

Psychology’s Shadow Archetypes: Grandstander Bully

The Grandstander Bully is a shadow aspect of the Hero archetype initially promulgated by Carl Jung. The eminent psychologist was among the first psychoanalysts to draw comparisons between ancient mythology and the human psyche. Modern psychology has furthered Jung’s initial inquiry and categorised aspects of human nature that relate to the 12 main archetypes and…