Self-compassion in recovery from depression.

A while ago I wrote about self-compassion and also about the inner critic. These themes play in my mind a lot and I took a deeper dive. So today I’ll elaborate on these previous posts.   Compassion is a recognition of and engagement with suffering, together with a commitment to alleviate or to prevent it. … Continue reading Self-compassion in recovery from depression.

The monster under your bed or is it the voice in your head?

‘You’re really an awful person!’ ‘Why are you so freakin’ lazy?’ ‘C’mon you know you’re fat.’ ‘You can’t do it, you know that.’ ‘Was it really good what you did?’ ‘Everybody will see that you’re a failure, it’s just a matter of time.’  The conversations we have with ourselves, what are they and how to … Continue reading The monster under your bed or is it the voice in your head?

Fun with psychology – cognitive biases.

What are cognitive biases? A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation in judgment. Individuals create their own "subjective reality" from their perception of the input. It can be a way the brain processes or collects a load of information. Those strategies are called heuristics. An individual's construction of reality, not the objective input, … Continue reading Fun with psychology – cognitive biases.

Fun with Psychology – cognitive biases.

What are cognitive biases? A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation in judgment. Individuals create their own "subjective reality" from their perception of the input. An individual's construction of reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behavior in the world. Cognitive biases, however sometimes useful, may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate … Continue reading Fun with Psychology – cognitive biases.

Bits of Psychology – How did the Rorschach test came about?

Can we use inkblots to diagnose people and why is the test so controversial? I’ll try to formulate some answers to those questions. I’ll also describe the history of the Rorschach which an amusing story with a twist. We’ll start with bringing some clarity to the question ‘What is the test’? The Rorschach can tell … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – How did the Rorschach test came about?