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The Drama Triangle Part 1

At times our life seems to be full of drama. The way we respond or react to the drama around us has been called the Drama Triangle by Stephen Karpman. The three roles on the drama triangle are Persecutor, Rescuer and Victim. Victim – “Poor me.” Victims often feel victimised, trapped, helpless and hopeless. They think they are at the mercy of life. They are unwilling to take responsibility for their circumstances and cannot see they have the... read more

12 Rules For Life

In life, there is a constant struggle between order and chaos. As human beings, we crave order and meaning in our lives to help us deal with the chaos and uncertainty we face on a day-to-day basis. In order to help us better deal with the realities of the world we live in, Jordan Peterson (Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto) gives us his 12 Rules For Life. Rule 1: Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back. If you walk around... read more

I Say, “Positive Thinking Is Hogwash!”

“Positive thinking” is Over-rated. And Even Dangerous! Excessive positivity is just as dangerous as excessive negativity. The negative person, head down to the ground, stumbles along the train tracks moaning, “I have such bad luck, I’ll probably get knocked over by a train.” And gets knocked over by a train. Meanwhile the positive person with their head in the clouds, skips along the tracks with so much positivity that they... read more

Overcoming a Crisis

When you are hit by a crisis, there is usually an emotional storm going through your mind and body, with negative thoughts and feelings going in all directions. One way to overcome this is: S.T.O.P. Slow your breathing Focus on your breathing by slowing down your breaths going in and going out. This will help you to calm down and reduce the influence of your emotions. Take note Take notice of what you are thinking and feeling. Do not buy into... read more

Overwhelm

Overwhelm is struggling to cope or deal with where you find yourself in your current situation. Feeling swamped, overloaded, defeated, and buried are some ways people describe what it is like when they are overwhelmed. Overwhelm has several parts to it including: 1. High expectations of yourself. 2. Agreeing to do too much. 3. Being critical of yourself. 4. Trying to be perfect. 5. Must do everything yourself. They can be summarised by –... read more

The 8th Habit

The 8th habit of highly effective people, Stephen Covey says, is this: find your voice, and inspire others to do likewise. For those of you who have not read Stephen Covey’s bestselling 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Here the 7 habits. 1. Be proactive. 2. Begin with the end in mind. 3. Put first things first. 4. Think, win, win. 5. Seek first to understand, than to be understood. 6. Synergize. 7. Sharpen the saw. The 8th habit is... read more

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