Our desire to discover who we are – why we feel and act the ways we do – is what leads us to a meaningful and vital existence. PsychAlive was created to assist you in this personal journey by providing a place where you can learn to take an active, introspective approach to your life. The articles, blogs, videos, quizzes and interactive workshops featured on PsychAlive introduce visitors to sound psychological principles and practices, while offering an insightful means of coping with life’s everyday problems.
The tools available on PsychAlive are designed to help you understand the emotional dynamics that operate within you and the limitations that can restrict you in your daily life. By helping you to recognize what’s at the core of your emotional struggles and to target the specific ways you limit yourself, PsychAlive encourages you to understand and challenge the deeper issues that keep you from living a life that is as joyful, rewarding and meaningful as it could be.
PsychAlive draws on the contribution of leading psychology experts who specialize in a broad spectrum of subjects related to emotional well-being. The information on PsychAlive is derived from the research of The Glendon Association, a non-profit psychology organization with 30 years of experience studying the roots of many of peoples’ most prevalent emotional struggles. PsychAlive translates a solid base of psychodynamic and existential theory into terms that are understandable and applicable in everyday life. While PsychAlive is not intended as a substitute for therapy, it is designed to empower you in your mission to lead a happier life and to direct you to the help you seek or require.
PsychAlive focuses on topics relating to self, relationships, and parenting. Each article focuses on the many emotional issues that can arise as we strive to lead our lives as successful and fulfilled individuals, partners, and parents.
Focus on Self:
Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you were free from your own self-critical thoughts? Stress? Guilt? Pressure? Mood swings? Depression? PsychaAlive addresses a wide spectrum of psychological struggles, from the afflictions that have long plagued us to the daily difficulties we encounter. The information available is intended to help you identify the sources of your emotional troubles and recognize the ways these issues affect you in your current life. By understanding the roots of these conflicts, you can learn to have compassion for yourself and help put a stop to self-limiting patterns in your life.
Focus on Relationships:
In many cases, what goes wrong in relationships can be traced to a person’s own psychological adaptations and the habitual ways that they defend themselves. What are these defenses and why do they exist? Where did they originate and how can you overcome them? In posing these questions, most people can uncover long-held negative beliefs and attitudes about themselves and the people close to them that interfere with enjoying a loving relationship. PsychAlive is designed to help you uncover certain psychological explanations for why you act the ways you do in your closest relationships. Questioning your actions, recognizing the sources of your fears, and separating from self-destructive tendencies are perhaps the most vital steps to achieving true intimacy.
Focus on Parenting
The ways people were hurt as children have a direct influence on them as parents. Even those who received optimal care are victims of the emotional conflicts and shortcomings that simply come from our parents being human. To be the best parent you can, it is helpful to look to your own childhood. It is also necessary to look at yourself as a parent, recognizing your struggles and reactions and learning how to approach your children as individuals, independent from yourself and your experience. PsychAlive helps parents appraoch their past with compassion and curiosity in order to make sense of their and their children’s experiences. Getting to know yourself and your child on a deeper level gives you a much better chance of offering the most sincere form of care and love that you are able to provide.