8 steps to resilience (by APA)

According to the American Psychological Association (2017) there are many ways to increase our resilience. ⁣1. It’s important to actively foster a sense of self-efficacy (remind yourself of what you are able to accomplish, be helpful to others, make small daily steps to reach your goals).⁣2. Optimism can really help when in a realistic form,Continue reading “8 steps to resilience (by APA)”

Resilience: multi-dimensional

According to a study from Lopez and Snyder (2009) our ability to be resilient derives from a good parenting style: the authoritative one, characterised by “qualities of warmth and affection that also provide structure and support to the child”. So, as often happens, a good attachment – and good relationships in general – seems toContinue reading “Resilience: multi-dimensional”

November theme: Resilience

Here comes our November theme: #RESILIENCE.⁣⁣The word ‘resilience’ is increasingly (mis)used. ⁣Originally, it was defined as the mechanical attribute of an object of⁣ “resuming an original shape or position after compression or bending”, and it has been brought to the psychology world with figuratively the same meaning: the ability to “bounce back”, to be unaffected (orContinue reading “November theme: Resilience”

Denial of our time

Today, we talk about denial.⁣ Very similar to repression, it also works by excluding unacceptable thoughts and feelings, but goes further in actively denying them.⁣ “It’s not as bad as it seems” so the event and its consequent emotion are belittled, and assume a different connotation.⁣ A very relevant example is the denial many ofContinue reading “Denial of our time”