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Discovering What Creative Visualization Can Do For You

Creative visualization provides you with a powerful range of techniques for dealing with real-life problems, and making the changes you want in your life. By harnessing the power of your unconscious mind [more…]

Visualizing to Promote Your Well-Being

Did you know that creative visualization can work as an excellent emotional pick-me-up? Whenever you find yourself in a time of stress or facing a difficult task or situation, spend a few seconds recalling [more…]

Creative Visualization For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Creative visualization is the basic technique underlying positive thinking. The tool is used to bring changes you desire into your life, such as achieving goals you set, modifying unwanted behaviours and [more…]

5 Things to Do besides Watch TV

If you're tired of TV viewing and want something fresh and new to do, look no further. Some activities require getting out of the house; while others you can do in your own home — without noise pollution [more…]

What Neuro-linguistic Programming Means

Everyone's born with the same basic neurology. Our ability to do anything in life, whether it’s swimming the length of a pool, cooking a meal, or reading a book depends on how we control our nervous system [more…]

How to Get to Grips through Life Coaching

People talk lots of hokum about life coaching. Life coaching television programmes, magazines and newspaper columns range in quality from the powerful and inspirational through to the downright misleading [more…]

Examining the Characteristics of a Psychopath

Robert Hare's Psychopathy checklist is a tool commonly used in clinical practice to assess whether an individual is a psychopath. Here are Hare’s definitions of two types of psychopath: [more…]

Using Forensic Psychology in Assessing a Criminal Offender

Forensic Psychologists often assess offenders to determine whether they’re fit to plead their case in court, or are likely to be violent in the future. There are a number of important issues to be considered [more…]

Identifying Criminal Capacity in Children with Forensic Psychology

Criminality can often be linked back to an offender’s childhood. A child who exhibits three or more of the following behaviours is at risk of becoming seriously anti-social as an adult: [more…]

Forensic Psychology For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Forensic Psychology is the application of psychological knowledge to the criminal justice system. Print out and pin up this Cheat Sheet to remind yourself of how Forensic Psychology is used within the [more…]

Breaking the Gridlock for Confident Action

You may find yourself stuck in the X then Y gridlockscenario in which your conversation is all around ‘I can’t do X until I’ve done Y’. Lack of time, money, and energy are common reasons but not the only [more…]

Core Indicators of Confidence

Use the ten core indicators of confidence in the following list to act as your checklist whenever you feel you need a confidence boost. Use them to pinpoint where you may be stuck, to help you move on. [more…]

Becoming the Confident Hero in Your Own Life

Most people think of a ‘hero’ as someone born with extraordinary bravery and charisma. Yet, a real-life hero is just like you – someone who faces regular choices of right over wrong, going forwards with [more…]

Checking Your Integrity to Improve Your Confidence

The single most powerful step you can take to improve your confidence and power in the world is to restore your integrity. This checklist identifies ways that you can leak personal power and confidence [more…]

Casting Off Your Cloak of Invisibility at Work

More often than not, the reason nobody acknowledges the great job you’re doing at work is because your colleagues are too busy worrying about their own roles. Seize the opportunity to take powerful action [more…]

Appearing Confident

Ever heard the phrase ‘fake it ’til you make it’? When you appear confident, other people react differently to you. Begin by paying attention to people who behave in a confident way and try the attitude [more…]

Confidence For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Confidence is an everyday experience, something you have quite often, except on those all-important occasions when it seems to leave you and you could really use more of it. This Cheat Sheet helps you [more…]

Determining If You’re Codependent

If you’re wondering if you’re codependent, take a look at the following list of symptoms. You don’t have to have all of them to be codependent, and there are degrees of severity of codependence. If untreated [more…]

Reducing Stress through Relaxation

The key to overcoming codependency is relaxing and building a loving relationship with yourself. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Herbert Benson developed a type of relaxation that doesn’t require any spiritual [more…]

Turning the Focus onto Yourself

Focusing on someone else is a real problem for codependents. Letting go isn’t easy. Turning that around so that your focus is on you doesn’t make you selfish; in fact, it’s showing respect for someone [more…]

Getting Help for Your Codependency

If you think you may be codependent, you need help to change your behavior. Here are some sources of help for those suffering from codependency: [more…]

Codependency For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you wonder whether you may be codependent, you’re not alone. Different types of people may behave in a codependent manner, and codependence manifests in varying degrees of severity. Not all codependents [more…]

The Criteria for a Diagnosis of Autism

Autistic disorder is classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, a reference published by the American Psychiatric Association, as having 6 or more symptoms from a list of 12 possible symptoms [more…]

The Symptoms of Autism

Professionals diagnose autism based upon symptoms shown in the categories of social interaction, communication, and behavior. Continue reading to see more detailed explanations of these categories of the [more…]

The Spectrum of Autism

Some people classify autism spectrum disorders into subtypes by their presumed causes, but because science hasn't yet resolved the causes, this practice is controversial and not widely accepted. But you [more…]

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