01 January 2022

Cognitive Dissonance Resources

Cognitive Dissonance Resources

The question is not, do you have conflicts? The real question is, are you aware of your conflicts?” ― Abhijit Naskar

What is Cognitive Dissonance?

Cognitive Dissonance in Relationships 

Cognitive Dissonance and Decision-Making

A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance
Festinger / Leon

Cognitive Dissonance: What to know Article

Cognitive Dissonance Theory Article

Cognitive Dissonance in Narcissistic Abuse Article

Cognitive Reframing of Intimate Partner Aggression Article

Everyday Examples of Cognitive Dissonance Article

Harnessing Cognitive Dissonance: Leading Deep Change to Benefit... Article

How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Your Relationships Article

How Cognitive Dissonance in Toxic Relationships Keeps You Trapped Article

How Contradictory Beliefs And Behaviors Affect Couples Article

Narcissist Abuse & the Torment of Cognitive Dissonance Article

Narcissists, Relationships, and Cognitive Dissonance Article

New Perspectives on Cognitive Dissonance Theory PDF Download

On the Origin of Cognitive Dissonance
Peter Clemerson

The Effects of Psychopathy and Machiavellianism on Cognitive Dissonance PDF Download 

Vernon Chalmers - The Challenge of Cognitive Dissonance Article

What Causes Cognitive Dissonance? Article

What is Cognitive Dissonance in a Narcissistic Relationship? Discussion

What is the Root Cause of Cognitive Dissonance? Article

Ways to Reduce Cognitive Dissonance Article

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Forgiveness Resources

Expressing Love, Gratitude and Forgiveness

Forgiveness Resources : Mental Health and Motivation

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton
Forgiveness

How to Forgive Others and Self

Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice Martha C. Nussbaum

Expressing Love, Gratitude and Forgiveness Article

Forgiveness: Letting go of Grudges and Bitterness Article

How to Forgive when You Cant : The Breakthrough guide to Free Your Hart and Mind
Dr. Jim Dincalci

Radical Self-Forgiveness: The Direct Path to True Self-Acceptance
Colin Tipping

The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
Desmond Tutu / Mpho Tutu

The Benefits of Forgiveness and Gratitude Article

The Healing Powers of Altruism, Forgiveness and Gratitude Article

Self-Forgiveness For Most People Is Harder Than To Forgive Others Article

Taking the Steps to Forgive Yourself Article

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Fear and Anxiety Resources

How to Deal with Fear and Anxiety

Fear and Anxiety Resources : Mental Health and Motivation

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” — Wayne Dyer

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety in Self / Relationships

Anxiety and Relationships: How to Stop it Stealing the Magic Article

Breaking Free From Relationship Anxiety Article

Everything You Need to Know About Anxiety Article

Fear and Other Uninvited Guests: Tackling the Anxiety, Fear, and Shame That Keep Us from Optimal Living and Loving Harriet Lerner

Fear Less : Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger and Addiction
Dean Sluyter 

Free Yourself from Anxiety : A Self-Help Guide To Overcoming Anxiety Disorders
Emma Fletcher / Martha Langley

Free Yourself from Fears: Overcoming Anxiety and Living Without Worry
Joseph O’Connor

How Anxiety Destroys Relationships (and How to Stop It) Article

How to Deal with Fear and Anxiety Article

How to Get Over Your Fear of Falling in Love
Article

How to Deal with Relationship Anxiety Article

How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety Article

How to Overcome Your Fear of Panic Attacks Article

How To Take Magnesium For Anxiety Or Depression Article

How Your Anxiety Disorder is Affecting Your Romantic Relationship Article

Learn the Common Symptoms and Make a Plan to Conquer Fear Article

Mastering Fear: A Navy Seal’s Guide
Brandon Webb /John David Mann

Overcoming our Relationship Fears Breaking the Bondage of Relationship Fears
Melonie Bell

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) Article

Social Anxiety: Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia to Achieve Success in All Social Situations Brian Adams

Strategies to Overcome Fear and Anxiety Article

Signs You Have Relationship Anxiety (And How to Cope) Article

Successful Mental Habits to Defeat Fear, Worry, and Anxiety Article

Telling Yourself The Truth : Find Your Way Out of Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Anger, and Other Common Problems by Applying the Principles of Misbelief  William Backus / Marie Chapian

The Difference Between Fear and Anxiety Article

Tips for Living With Anxiety Article

Understanding and Overcoming Fear of the Unknown Article

Understanding the Role and Impact of Anxiety in our Lives PDF Download

Ways to Fight Your Fears Article

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Philosophy Books and Online Resources

Philosophy Books and Online Resources

“To leave is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosophy Books and Online Resources 

What is Philosophy?

Western Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy Volume 1 / 2 / 3 Anthony Kenny

Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil
Translation by Marion Faber

Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer
on the History of Thought
 Paul Kleinman

Reason and Emotion: Essays on Ancient Moral Psychology and Ethical Theory
John M. Cooper

The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche
Translation by Thomas Common

The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance
Anthony Gottlieb

The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche
Edited by Bernard Williams

The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained PDF Download

The Story of Philosophy: The Essential Guide to the History of Western Philosophy
Bryan Magee

Think Again: How to Reason and Argue
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Western Philosophy - Contemporary Philosophy Article

What is Western Philosophy? Article

What is Philosophy? Dietrich von Hildebrand PDF Download 

What is Philosophy? The Basics of Philosophy Article

Relationship Communication Resources

Improving Relationships With Effective Communication Skills

Relationship Communication Resources : Mental Health and Motivation

Trust is the glue of life. It is the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” — Stephen R. Covey

Relationship Communication

Improving Communication Skills

Communication Patterns That Hurt Relationships Article

Communication Problems Article

Effective Communication Techniques for Couples Article

How Good Communication can Nurture a Financially Strong Relationship Article

How Lack Of Communication Can Sneakily Ruin Relationships & How To Fix It Article

How To Communicate in a Relationship Article

How to Improve Your Relationships With Effective Communication Skills Article

Relationships and Communication Article

Signs Your Relationship Has Real Communication Issues Article

Going No Contact : Fast-Tracking Detachment

Relationship Sociology Resources

Relationship Sociology Resources

"Human well-being is not a random phenomenon. It depends on many factors — ranging from genetics and neurobiology to sociology and economics."- Sam Harris

Relationship Sociology Resources

Social Relationships and Life Satisfaction

Difference Between Psychology and Sociology Article

Ordinary Relationships: A Sociological Study of Emotions, Reflexivity and Culture
Julie Brownlie

Pure Relationality as a Sociological Theory of Communication Article

Relationship Sociology Resources Article

Social Relations and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Friends Article

Social Exchange Theory Article

Sociology of the Family : Love and Intimacy Article

The Benefits of Social Relationships Article

The Social Self: The Role of the Social Situation Article

The Social Exchange Theory in Relationships Article

The Sociology of Love Article

What are the Different Types of Social Relationships? Article

What is Sociology? Article

Why Love Hurts : A Sociological Explanation
Eva Illouz

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What is Mental Health?

Mental Health Awareness Information

What is Mental Health? : Mental Health and Motivation

If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” – Russell Wilson

Importance of Mental Health

Benefits of Good Mental Health Article

Building Better Mental Health Article

Reasons Why Mental Health Is So Important Article

What Is Mental Health? Article

What is Mental Health and Mental Disorders Article

Why It’s Important to Care for Your Mental Health Article

Why Is Mental Health Important? Article

What is Mental Health? - Mental Health Introduction



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Relaxation and Stress Release Resources

Stress Release and Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation and Stress Release Resources

Getting in balance is not so much about adopting new strategies to change your behaviors, as it is about realigning yourself in all of your thoughts so as to create a balance between what you desire and how you conduct your life on a daily basis.”- Wayne Dyer

Relaxation and Stress Release

How to Manage Stress

Effective Stress Relievers for Your Life Article

Meditation for Stress Article

Reading for Stress Relief Article

Relaxation Techniques: Learn How to Manage Stress Article

Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress Article Article

Relaxation Techniques: What You Need To Know Article

Releasing Stress Through the Power of Music Article

Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Article

Sleepless Nights? Try Stress Relief Techniques Article

Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body Article

Why Relaxation is so Important Article

Relationship Burnout Resources

Emotional Stress Burnout Symptoms and Treatment

Relationship Burnout Resources

Stress often comes from speed. So slow down, be simple, enjoy the profound beauty of the little flowers.”― Debasish Mridha

Burnout Symptoms

Burnout Treatment

Burnout Symptoms and Treatment Article

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
Emily Nagoski / Amelia Nagoski

Depression vs Burnout: Know the Difference & Find the Solution PDF Document Download

Five Stages of Burnout Article

How To Break The Cycle Of Relationship Burnout Article

How to Identify and Prevent Burnout Article

How To Recognize And Deal With Relationship Burnout Article 

Physical Signs Of Relationship Burnout Article


Relationship Between Burnout, Depression, and Anxiety Article

Signs You're Burned Out Article

Signs You're Burned Out From Your Relationship Article

Strategies To Heal Relationship Burnout Article

What's the Difference Between Depression and Burnout? Article

Your Body Knows You’re Burned Out Article

Welcome to 2022...

“Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.”
 — Kristin Kreuk

Wishing my friends, clients and supporters in Cape Town, the rest of South Africa, Africa, France, Portugal, UK, USA and a few other countries a Happy and Safe 2022.

Also to all of you who supported me personally through a challenging 2021 - Thank You!

A special mention to my friends in France and Portugal – Thank You for your immense (long distance) personal support.

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World Federation for Mental Health

WFMH World Federation for Mental Health
World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)
WFMH is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.

WFMH Mission
The mission of the World Federation for Mental Health is to promote the advancement of mental health awareness, prevention of mental disorders, advocacy, and best practice recovery focused interventions worldwide.

WFMH Goals
  • To heighten public awareness about the importance of mental health, and to gain understanding and improve attitudes about mental disorders
  • To promote mental health and prevent mental disorders
  • To improve the care, treatment and recovery of people with mental disorders

Source: WFMH

WFMH World Mental Health Congress Westminster, London 2022 

WFMH World Mental Health Congress London 2022
World Mental Health Congress "Mental heath: a global priority" Westminster, London 2022 

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