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Mindfulness to Increase Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness to Increase Emotional Intelligence Can you use mindfulness to increase emotional intelligence (or EQ)? The now popular term ‘emotional intelligence‘ refers to your ability to understand the motivations of others, to understand your own emotions and motivations and to communicate these things effectively (Psychology Today, n.d.). While a lot of emphasis, or attention, is …

Mental illness is not your fault

Mental illness is not your fault If you have a mental health problem such as an anxiety disorder, depression, schizophrenia or bi-polar, it is not your fault. You are not to blame. There is plenty of literature around which quite clearly describe mental health problems as caused by factors such as biological, genetic and environmental …

Paraphrasing in mental health

Paraphrasing in mental health Paraphrasing in mental health can be an effective communication skill, or in other words, paraphrasing can really help a lot with communicating with a person experiencing mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. Paraphrasing is a technique, or what is known as a micro-skill used by counsellors and other …