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Why Top-Leaders Are Practicing Mindfulness – And Four Steps To Get Started

Mindfulness is about generating greater mental effectiveness, so that you can realize more of your potential on both a professional and a personal level. Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years. In our work with organizations around the world, we keep the practice and definition of mindfulness simple and close to its ancient roots: paying attention, in the present moment, with a calm, focused, and clear mind.

What happens when you practice mindfulness

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Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be ‘scientifically meaningless’ – Neuroscience News

A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders.

The study, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool, involved a detailed analysis of five key chapters of the latest edition of the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), on ‘schizophrenia’, ‘bipolar disorder’, ‘depressive disorders’, ‘anxiety disorders’ and ‘trauma-related disorders’.

Diagnostic manuals such as the DSM were created to provide a common diagnostic language for mental health professionals and attempt to provide a definitive list of mental health problems, including their symptoms.

The main findings of the research were:

  • Psychiatric diagnoses all use different decision-making rules
  • There is a huge amount of overlap in symptoms between diagnoses
  • Almost all diagnoses mask the role of trauma and adverse events
  • Diagnoses tell us little about the individual patient and what treatment they need
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What Does Emotional Manipulation Look Like? 7 Lines People May Use To Control Others To Be Aware Of

Some people are really good at hiding their true selves and intentions. Emotional manipulators, for instance, know how to play people in a way that gets their needs met. Unfortunately, you can’t always figure out you’re being used until it’s too late. But there are some things you can pay close attention to. According to experts, there are certain lines emotional manipulators use all the time in order to control others.

“Emotional manipulators are individuals who are typically highly insecure and attempt to threaten or damage our own healthy emotional experience,” Mary Beth Somich, licensed professional counseling associate, tells Bustle. They may do this by belittling others, manipulating them, or demonstrating behaviors that compromise the mental health and self-esteem of those around them.

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Beware! People with these personality traits can become manipulative partners

It’s not uncommon to come across people who boast of being in multiple relationships, none of which are long-term or stable. And there will always be a sob story behind their break-up, which is capable of moving even the most unemotional person. Such people are too quick to fall in love and even quicker at getting out of it.

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The Twelve Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life Forever – Learning Mind

The twelve laws of karma can guide us to achieve the life that we desire:

1. The law of cause and effect

This is probably the main and the most well-known of the laws of karma. In essence, it says that whatever we put out into the universe comes back to us. So if we want peace, joy and love we need to give out peace, joy and love.

2. The law of creation

Life requires our active participation. To get the life we want, we have to actively create it rather than just waiting for it to happen. Begin to take actions in small ways to achieve the life you want and these actions will return magnified.

3. The law of humility

To grow, we must accept what is, rather than arguing that is shouldn’t be. When we judge others, we judge ourselves. To reach a higher state, we have to stop judging and accept life, while still taking action to make the world a better place.

4. The law of growth

The only way to change the world is to change ourselves. We should not attempt to control the behavior of others. When we change who and what we are within our heart our life begins to change too.

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The Dangers of Dismissing Parental Alienation – CCA Support

We know that our children and families are being harmed by parental alienation daily. According to the recent Westminster Dialogues, a conservative estimate of 1 million children are involved in repeat court cases at the moment with alienation at the core. That will just be the tip of the ice-berg. It is not acceptable.

The Guardian article states That does beg the first question

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Parental alienation used as ‘secret weapon’ in custody battles, says expert

“I was blindsided,” said Mandy, who CBC has agreed not to call by her real name.

She says social workers dismissed both her own and her children’s accounts of what life had been like with her estranged husband.

“Nobody cares about the domestic abuse at all,” she said.

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Two Classic Cases of Courts Failing Alienated Parents | Psychology Today

Usually in my Psychology Today articles I address my specialties—marriage education and self-help for negative emotions. At the same time, I recently have had a number of clients in my clinical practice who face parental alienation situations. Their challenges totally tear at my heartstrings, motivating me to write on this subject. The difficulty is that attorneys, judges, and the mental health professionals who advise them on cases of parental alienation too often lack enough understanding of the phenomenon of alienation to create appropriate outcomes.

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