EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to be self-aware and to be aware of others’ thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It means to be able to check-in with yourself and be able to identify what you are thinking and what you are feeling. Checking-in with yourself during a challenging situation with others prevents you […]

THERAPY AFTER AFFAIRS

THERAPY AFTER AFFAIRS     I have updated this Blog post with some resources… Many couples are struggling to make sense of the amount of hurt, anxiety and uncertainty right after the ugly truth of one partner having had an affair spilled or trickled out. A first approach often taken by the person betrayed (or both) is […]

OBITUARY & TWITTER

Obituary & Twitter  Obituaries, I do read them. Often it is the photos that draw in my attention. It is something in the people’s face and how they look in the camera or at the person taking the picture. Sometimes the photos are old. At other times, people place two: One often taken at a […]

Empathy: Rogers & Goleman

Empathy: Rogers & Goleman and satisfying interpersonal relationships Carl Rogers (1902-1987) remains an influential psychotherapist. Rogers, the founder of the client-centered approach, with its foundations in humanistic psychology is mostly known for the concepts of unconditional positive regard and empathy. Rogers was the first who was not afraid of doing research to find out what […]

Darth Vader, Anger & Dr. Marshall

Darth Vader, Anger and Dr. Marshall A lot has been written about Star Wars and its characters. Some French psychologists even went that far to diagnose Darth Vader with Bipolar Personality Disorder (BPD). They later defended themselves with the statement that during training, it makes sense to have a “proto typical” example that is known […]