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To avoid the vicious drama triangle we can use assertiveness, leaving the rescuer, victim and prosecutor roles behind us. If assertiveness is unfamiliar territory for you then fear not, the basic principles of assertive behaviour are very straight forward. When being assertive there are four

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  Hi All,   As you might have noticed there have been quite a few new additions here at Accessible Psychology and I'm particularly excited about my new 'Best Websites' page. If you or someone you know has been impacted by mental health it features charity websites like

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  H All,   Here at Accessible Psychology I like to make things, well, accessible, so I have taken it upon myself to source the most exceptional psychology resources from all over the web and share them with you in one place, right here on my 'Best Resources' page.

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Recently I found myself in the middle of drama with one of my good friends. The experience was all consuming, one minute I was crying and the next I was outraged. During this gut-wrenching conflict I couldn’t eat, I frequently cried myself to sleep and

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Step Six: Hobbies and leisure pursuits Having hobbies and ways to creatively express ourselves can also significantly boost our feelings of happiness. Why not try taking a class of something you have always wanted to do? When we creatively express ourselves we experience a deep

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Step Three: Live for the moment In all of my happiest memories I was totally absorbed and engaged in the moment. These moments were so crystal clear it is as if I had experienced them with eyes which were seeing for the very first time.

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary happiness can be defined as ‘A state of well being and contentment’. We all want to be happy but is it something we can actively pursue? For years I struggled with depression and after recovering from my last episode I

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  “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H Jackson Browne   Whilst there are certain universal principles which lead to greater happiness, like living in line with ones values for example, the path to

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