3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Every Friendship

In a truly authentic relationship you feel valued for who you are, not for who your friends think you ought to be.

How to See Challenges as Opportunities

Going for success is like crossing a river on stepping stones, there is always the possibility of getting wet.

What is Self-Actualization?

What would it be like if we took Maslow's idea that human beings are hardwired for self-actualization more seriously?

3 Things Authentic Parents Get Right

Authentic parenting is hard and no one is a perfect parent. right all of the time. Here are three things that you can try to make it easier.

How to Recognize Authenticity

Authenticity is about more than speaking your mind with passion and commitment.

Are Authentic People More Self-Interested?

Are authentic people more selfish, aggressive and out for themselves. Research suggests otherwise and that authenticity may actually be for the common good.

Why Do We Let Politicians Deceive Us?

Yes we need authenticity in our politicians. But let's also look at ourselves and why we put up with politicians who exaggerate, evade questions, and even lie to our faces

What Can Organizations Do to Tackle Workplace Bullying?

Workplace bullying. What is your organization doing about it?

Are Authentic People Less Likely to Conform?

Rarely mentioned in the textbooks is the remarkable fact that 24 percent of Asch's participants did not conform.

What is the Formula for Authentic Living?

The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.

Use the Miracle Question

The miracle question can help us to think about what changes we would like to make in our life.

Writing to Be Heard, Writing to Heal

Poetry and the healing power of writing to work through questions of anger and loss

Does Self-Acceptance lead to Growth following Adversity?

New research on self-acceptance suggests it makes a difference in how we cope with trauma

Client-Centered Therapy

Non-directive therapy is often misunderstood as sloppy, unstructured, and passive, but actually it means very actively following the direction of the client, carefully, closely, and creatively.

Rwandan Stories of Change

Last week as part of our Rwandan Stories of Change Project we visited the Genocide Archive in Kigali

Rwandan Stories of Change

The Genocide Archive Rwanda helps to preserve history, educate and promote peace building

Traumatic Consequences of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994

Our project aims to listen to the ways in which individual Rwandans interpret their own lives and to examine posttraumatic growth in the context of post-genocide Rwanda.

Looking to the Future of Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is at a crossroads whether it is a new separate discipline or a force for transformation and integration

Posttraumatic Growth in Northern Ireland

Little is known about post traumatic growth in conflict situations

Carl Rogers' Person-Centered Approach

Is non-directive therapy the same as client-centered therapy?

Steps to a Long and Healthy Life

When it comes to aging well, careful maintenance is everything.

Consumer Culture And Well-Being

Research shows that consumerist goals and values are damaging to well-being. The alternative is to cultivate intrinsic aspirations.

Humanistic And Positive Psychology

When positive psychology first arrived it distanced itself from humanistic psychology, but now over a decade later we can see that the pioneers of humanistic psychology had a similar vision and that these two disciplines have much to learn from each other.

Does Your Boss Suffer From Hubris Syndrome?

We need to be able to help leaders in organizations stay grounded, realisitc and avoid the trap of hubris.

Are You Bullied at Work?

It is not just children who are bullied. As adults we may face workplace bullying. But unlike children who are more likely to use direct forms of bullying such as name calling and physical violence, bullying in the workplace can be indirect and subtle.

The Benefit of Solitude

Being on your own is not great, but being with others can be worse. Enjoy and make the most of solitude.

What Does Good Leadership Look Like?

Poor leadership has a huge cost in well-being, productivity and morale. Knowing what to look for in a good leader and how to quickly spot a poor leader is a key skill of management.

What Is Non-Directive Therapy?

Non-directive can be a confusing term. What does it mean to be a non-directive therapist?

Is It Better To Love Or Be Loved?

Who holds the power in your relationship? An unequal balance of power in relationships fosters inauthenticity

What Are the 3 Things That Authentic People Do?

From the moment we wake in the morning to when we go to sleep at night there are moments that we feel we are being truly ourselves. But for most of the day we are putting on a show. We are not true to ourselves.