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Category: positive psychology

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Covid-19: Mental Health Exercises to face this incredibly challenging situation No3

Dear friends, My emotional disturbance about Covid-19 could be dealt with the following psychological techniques which were especially useful for me for helping me to grow out of fear and emotional stress, into happiness, peace and emotional balance: Radical acceptance, gratitude, mindfulness, my meditation stone and forest therapy. Radical acceptance improves the quality of my life. Butler and Ciarrochi (2007) define […]

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GREAT TEACHING AND THE POWER OF WORDS

  Throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and to shape the course of destiny. Words can not only create emotions, they create actions. And from our actions flow the results of our lives. Anthony Robbins Hello my friends! Words can hurt and […]

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TEACHER BURNOUT AND EMOTION REGULATION STRATEGIES

Hello my friends! Teaching is an emotional endeavor. Teachers may experience happiness when students accomplish an important task, frustration when students cannot grasp a concept, disappointment with lack of effort. Teachers try to regulate their emotions because they believe it helps them achieve their goals. But one factor that is important is the intensity of the experienced emotion. The perceived […]

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The positive side of negative emotions

Hello my friends! Emotions can influence behavior, but they have other implications, as well. One important function of emotion is to provide information (Schwarz & Clore, 1983). Emotion regulation is driven by epistemic motives when people are motivated to experience emotions to attain certain information. Emotions provide information about oneself and about the world. People are motivated to attain two […]

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What would Christmas be without love?

Hello my friends! Why can’t we all just love each other? Why do we hate things that are different? It doesn’t matter who you are, your skin color, sexuality and gender don’t matter. In the end we are all the same! No matter how different we are, we are bound to each other by love. And where there is love […]

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Teacher Stress

Hello my friends! The National Union of Teachers (UK) indicates the ways in which stress manifests itself: “The effects of stress can be manifested in many different ways including physical effects such as raised heart rate, headache, dizziness, palpitations, skin rashes, aching neck and shoulders and lowering of resistance to infection. Over a long period stress may contribute to chronic […]