What Are the Three Steps to an Authentic Life?

To live an authentic life, it is not enough simply to try to be ourselves. We also need to know ourselves and own ourselves.

Why Being Yourself Matters

Are you looking for happiness? Thinking about a more authentic life can help.

How Long Should Psychotherapy Last?

A good psychotherapist won’t try to push clients to go faster than they can. To do so can feel threatening and, paradoxically, lead a client to become more entrenched.

What Exactly Is Well-Being?

Everyone agrees that well-being is important, but what exactly is it? New research has identified the fourteen components that make up the good life.

How to Nurture Authenticity in Your Children

Parents want their children to lead happy lives, but paradoxically this can lead them to push their children in the wrong directions

Some Advice on Coping Following Trauma

If you, a loved one or friend, has recently been through a traumatic and upsetting event, it may be worth considering some of the following ways of coping

What Are the Common Psychological Reactions to Trauma?

It is normal to experience various psychological reactions in the days following a traumatic event. But if these reactions persist for several weeks it may be time to seek help

Why Being Yourself Is Not Good Advice

It seems like a great idea to be yourself. But what does it actually mean to lead an authentic life? There are three parts to authenticity.

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Career Derailment

Are you in danger of executive derailment? Looking out for the warning signs might help you divert career disaster. New research on workplace bullying, burnout, and PTSD.

Why Authenticity is the Hub of Meaning

Finding meaning in life is important in all sorts of ways, but too often we don’t take the time to sort out for ourselves what it is that actually provides our sense of meaning.

What is Your Orientation to Life?

In recent years psychologists have become interested in people’s orientations to life. This refers to the reasons behind what we do and whether we seek pleasure or meaning in life

Are You in the Right Career?

Big changes in life can take time. Like changing the course of a huge ship, it takes you to tilt the rudder only slightly to take you to a very different location.

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.

7 Qualities of Truly Authentic People

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