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Posttraumatic growth. Post-traumatic growth (PTG) or benefit finding is positive psychological change experienced as a result of adversity and other challenges in order to rise to a higher level of functioning.[1] These circumstances represent significant challenges to the adaptive resources of the individual, and pose significant challenges to their way of understanding the world and their place in it.[1] Posttraumatic growth involves "life-changing" psychological shifts in thinking and relating to the world, that contribute to a personal process of change, that is deeply meaningful.[1] History[edit] The general understanding that suffering and distress can potentially yield positive change is thousands of years old.[1] For example, some of the early ideas and writing of the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and early Christians, as well as some of the teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam[2] and the Baha'i Faith[3] contain elements of the potentially transformative power of suffering.

Posttraumatic growth

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NASA Models Predict Total Societal Collapse: "Irreversible"

You’ve likely heard this before, especially from the growing number of voices in the alternative news and preparedness communities. Often dismissed as conspiracy theory or outright lunacy, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests these fringe thinkers may well be on to something. Despite assurances from most political leaders, experts and researchers who argue that we live in a stable and sustainable world, a new study utilizing mathematical models developed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center may confirm our worst fears.

According to the Socio Economic Synthesis Center, which led the study’s research team and was made up of well respected natural and social scientists from various U.S. Testy. The Magic Formula for Expressing Hurt Feelings. If we could all just be more emotionally honest with ourselves and others, the world would be a much different place.

The Magic Formula for Expressing Hurt Feelings

Sounds easy, right? Then why is it so hard?!? Nature of Change. {To download a Word version, click here.}

Nature of Change

This article offers a simple typology of different kinds of change. It was developed to help clients understand change in organisations and it helps to explain the specific nature of organisational change as the most fundamental of these. Delivering World-Class Health Care, Affordably. India might be the last place on earth where you’d expect to find health care innovation.

Delivering World-Class Health Care, Affordably

Government programs have finally brought some infectious diseases under control, but the nation’s ability to meet the basic medical needs of its citizens remains abysmal. Despite robust economic growth over the past two decades, the infant mortality rate is three times higher than China’s and seven times greater than that of the U.S. Obamacare uninsured avoid penalty. A new government report predicts that nearly 90 percent of the expected 30 million Americans without health insurance in 2016 won't face a tax penalty under Obamacare, because they'll likely qualify for at least one exemption under the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare uninsured avoid penalty

According to new findings by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation, just 4 million uninsured adults will be subject to the tax penalty in 2016, down from the 6 million projected in a September 2012 forecast. As a result, the CBO now expects Obamacare tax penalty collections of $4 billion in 2016, down from the previous estimate of $7 billion. Penalty was meant as sign-up incentive. Thinking too much promotes stagnation. Stop Being Tortured by Your Own Thoughts - Joseph M. Carver, PhD. Serious depression can occur under many circumstances but most commonly is present in these two situations: Sudden Severe Loss In this situation, the individual has experienced a sudden, perhaps surprising severe loss.

Stop Being Tortured by Your Own Thoughts - Joseph M. Carver, PhD

This loss may be the death of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of friendship, or other grief process. In this type of depression, the patient can clearly identify what is creating the depressed mood. Long-term High Stress Level In this situation, the patient is depressed but can't quite put their finger on the cause, the "I'm depressed but I don't know why" condition. Imagine running a video tape of your life, reviewing the past 18 months. Your Emotional Hurt Can Seriously Alter Your Brain Chemistry. 30 Habits that Will Change your Life. Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth.

30 Habits that Will Change your Life

Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. Change A Habit In Three Steps With This Flowchart. I'm going to promote your comment by way of calling you out for being a bullshitter extraordinaire.

Change A Habit In Three Steps With This Flowchart

Nicotine is one of the most famously addictive substances known. There are many cases reported of people who were told they had cancer, were on drugs and treatment to help them fight cancer, and yet could not stop smoking tobacco. How to Worry Less About Money. Inspiration & Expert Advice for Changing Your Life. 25 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself. The Secret to Changing Habits Successfully. I bet you have some harmful habits that you would love to change.

The Secret to Changing Habits Successfully

What are some of the things you wish you didn’t do? We all have habits that limit us, things we just can’t help doing and we swear we will never do again. Nobody is perfect and everybody has limiting habits—some more than others—but we generally notice our harmful habits once they are already limiting us in some way and we find ourselves saying things like “I wish I could just be more…” or “I wish I didn’t always do that”, and then we simply move onto the next thought, and it is forgotten. Have you considered how much of an influence your habits have on your life right now? Half your day consists of habits, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. Over the years, you have likely picked up and developed many different habits, some good and some bad, and your habits lead to the results you have in your life right now.

Stop Procrastinating by "Clearing to Neutral" How to Stop Procrastinating: 7 Timeless Tips. Image by tbondolfi (license). “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”Spanish Proverb “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.”Martin Luther “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”Karen Lamb One of the most common problems is procrastination.

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How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits. Dialectical Behavior Therapy vs Experts: Suicidal Behaviors & Borderline Personality Disorder. Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder - Robert O. Friedel MD, Steven Gans MD, John M. Grohol Psy.D. All of the psychotherapies proving successful for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) strive to address underlying deficits in the ability of patients to relate to others and manage emotions, longstanding problems that are typically rooted in childhood experience.

Several forms of psychotherapy— including dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), transference-focused therapy, and mentalization-based therapy - have been found in studies to be effective for Borderline Personality Disorder. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) Transference-focused therapy (TFP) Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT) Schema-focused Therapy (SFT) and Mentalization-based therapy (MBT) Experts say this new crop of clinical trials has propelled the field into the era of evidence-based medicine. Tools for creating ideas. About the Author (2012) Dr.Henry A. Giroux-Online Articles.

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