Ways to develop resilience

The current global crisis has certainly created new worries and fears, or at least emphasised pre-existing ones. At the same time, it offers an opportunity to re-establish our priorities, i.e. to re-evaluate the importance we give to things based on our authentic needs. This is particularly relevant for goal-oriented individuals who have a tendency to … Continue reading Ways to develop resilience

Why practise mindfulness?

We all want to be happy, but fewer and fewer of us seem to be achieving that goal. Statistics tell us that an increasing number of people in wealthy nations are suffering from anxiety and depression. Consumerism works to manipulate us into desiring material things and into believing that these things will make us happy. … Continue reading Why practise mindfulness?

Healthy aggression v anger

Anger is definitely a toxic emotion. Like fear, it is classified as a high-energy negative emotion, as opposed to low-energy ones, such as sadness or guilt. Yet, is there such a thing as healthy aggression? Fear and excitement produce the same physiological response: a rush of adrenaline that prepares us to defend ourselves or run … Continue reading Healthy aggression v anger

Coaching v therapy

What is the difference between coaching and psychotherapy? The cliché that coaching focuses on the present and future while therapy focuses on the past isn't just a cliché but also a myth, as there are forms of therapy that don’t dwell on the past, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and forms of coaching that … Continue reading Coaching v therapy

Spirituality v religion

The word ‘spirituality’ is often associated to religion, but the two in fact have more differences than similarities. Religions tend to be lists of dos and don’ts. If we follow the rules, we go to heaven; if we don’t, we burn in hell. Spirituality, on the other hand, is a never-ending quest that begins with … Continue reading Spirituality v religion