Stress: What’s All the Fuss?

I’m stressed out… The word stress is common enough, it’s part of every day language. In a 2006 APA survey nearly half of respondents reported concern with the amount of stress they have in their lives. We frequently hear about stress management being important, but why? What do you really know about stress? What causes […] Read more »

Accurate Self-Appraisal

  The foundation for how we think… about situations, about our selves in situation, about others comes from our self-appraisal because it is the lens through which we view our experiences and our self.  This lens shapes our perceptions of our self and others.  It influences how we interact and perform in the world.  It […] Read more »

What is Emotional Intelligence?

If you asked 10 different psychological experts you might get 10 different definitions for Emotional Intelligence.   Substantial disagreement exists on the definition. To the average person Daniel Goleman is probably the most familiar author on Emotional Intelligence however it has been a concept that has been developing for over 30 years.  Rather than debate the […] Read more »

Hypnosis Works

Woman under hypnosis

Hypnosis is a familiar word to many people. Hypnosis is commonly misrepresented and misunderstood. What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis Is:  a state of inner absorption, concentration and heightened, focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are highly concentrated and […] Read more »