Positive Psychology Program
What is Empathy and Why is it Important in Counseling

Understanding Empathy: What is it and Why is it Important in Counseling

08 Aug 2017
Empathy is an emotion similar to understanding that people have varying levels of. In this piece, we will discuss the benefits of showing empathy as a therapist, as well as how to show empathy as a therapist. We will also discuss strategies for promoting empathy in people who do not h
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how to practice self-compassion

5 Steps to Develop Self-Compassion & Overcome Your Inner Critic

09 Oct 2016
If you were to go on a journey with someone for several decades, how important would the relationship between the two of you be? Wouldn’t you make an effort to ensure you got along well? Wouldn’t you want to make sure the relationship between the two of you was positive and supportive
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Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation

21 Jul 2016
Julian Treasure claims that we are losing our hearing. Maybe he has a point. With personal broadcasting replacing the art of conversation, and silence becoming a scarce resource, we have forgotten how to listen. It is time to focus again and practice the skill of mindful listening. No
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Develop Your Compassion with Loving Kindness Meditation

13 Jun 2016
Loving kindness meditation helps us develop a compassionate attitude towards ourselves and others. This form of meditation, also known as metta, is a Buddhist concept encompassing ideas of non-romantic love, kindness and non-violence. The practice of this meditation involves sending l
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Forgiveness: The Key To a Happier Future

11 Apr 2016
“Forgiveness undoes our own hatred and frees us from a troubled past.”- Christopher Peterson People often link forgiveness with reconciliation, according to the definition, forgiveness does not always include reconciliation or even interaction with the perpetrator. Forgive
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18 Heart-Warming Acts of Kindness That Will Make You Cry

26 May 2015
Anyone can make a difference. Make a stranger smile with an act of kindness. Even the smallest gesture can mean a great deal to someone in need. So, always try to do your part and help make the world a kinder place. Here are some acts of kindness that should be noticed and admired. “B
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