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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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Mandala Dots For Pleasant Thoughts

Hello my friends! Welcome to my colourful world of mandala art! My hope is that my new website is uplifting – a place you can come to and feel relaxed, calm and enlightened. The Lucky Blue Eye online shop (like MyGreatTeacher) is about you and your emotional wellbeing – a place for peace and happiness. All my mandala stones, wooden […]

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A simple proven way to overcome stress

Hello my friends! Psychologist Guy Winch notes that it is both possible and hugely beneficial to stop negative thoughts. “Studies tell us that even a two-minute distraction is sufficient to break the urge to ruminate in that moment,” he says. In this context, Winch uses the term “rumination” to describe the act of dwelling on negative experiences, circumstances, or worries. […]

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The story of a blind girl

Hello my friends, I would like to share with you a story I found online which teaches us that we all have to be grateful every single day. There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could […]

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Want a young child to “help” or to “be a helper”? Word Choice Matters.

My dearest friends, hello! Can a subtle linguistic cue that invokes the self motivate children to help? In two experiments, 3- to 6-year-old children (N = 149) were exposed to the idea of “being a helper” (noun condition) or “helping” (verb condition). Noun wording fosters the perception that a behavior reflects an identity-the kind of person one is. Both when […]

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EIGHT THINGS GREAT TEACHERS DO DIFFERENTLY

My friends, hi! I would like to share with you this great article written by Samantha Twiselton published by The Conversation. Samantha Twiselton is a Director of Sheffield Institute of Education and Professor of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. The ten shortlisted teachers from across the globe were announced in a video from Bill Gates and they are all outstanding […]