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Latest Articles From Dr. Pat’s Psychology Blog

Habits: How to form good ones and break bad ones

January 19th, 2020|

In this article, I discuss how you can focus on three components to help you initiate positive habits and eliminate negative habits. Although psychologists help clients address a multitude of issues and achieve a myriad of goals, success in most instances entails a focus on habits. These are behaviours or sequences of behaviours which a person performs regularly. The good habits we engage in have positive effects while the bad habits have negative effects. Therefore, a goal most people share is to add to their positive habits and eliminate their negative habits...[more]

How to improve your children’s behaviours: Focus on the positives and ignore the negatives

January 5th, 2020|

In this article, I discuss how you can address behavioural issues with your children by paying attention to their favourable behaviours and ignoring their unfavourable behaviours. In relationships of various kinds, it is unfortunately common for us to pay more attention to the other person’s negative behaviours than to their positive behaviours. Although it makes sense to some degree to follow this pattern, there are also many disadvantages of doing so. In this article, I will focus on the benefits of reversing this pattern so that you pay more attention to the other person’s positive behaviours than to their negative behaviours..[more]

The value of taking a break during the holiday season…and at other times

December 15th, 2019|

In this article, I discuss the benefits of taking breaks of various lengths at different points during your day, week, month and even your year. As many people do, I typically take some time off from my work during the Christmas holidays. This year, I made two decisions which will allow me even more time off: First, I decided to take a full two weeks off before returning to work on Monday, January 6th. In past years, I would return to seeing clients on January 2nd if it were to fall on a weekday. Secondly, I decided to take three weeks between blog article postings rather than the two-week interval to which I have religiously adhered for several years. That means that this will be my final blog article of 2019 and I will post my first article of 2020 on Sunday, January 5th. Both decisions made sense on their merits..[more]

How to deal with stress during the holiday season

December 1st, 2019|

In this article, I discuss various sources of stress linked to the holiday season and how to manage your emotional reactions to them. The Christmas holiday season is in many ways a special time of year in a positive sense. However, there are also many sources of stress which are unique to the holiday season. In the following sections, I will discuss some of these holiday season sources of stress and offer strategies to help you manage your emotional reactions when dealing with them...[more]

More on the Law of Attraction: How to change your vibrations from negative to positive

November 17th, 2019|

In this article, I discuss ways you can use the Law of Attraction’s concept of changing vibrations to experience positive emotions more frequently. In my last article, I discussed how you can use the Law of Attraction to enhance your life. I indicated that you can do so by striving to emit positive vibrations as often as possible and that this can be done by trying to think positive thoughts to generate positive emotions regularly. According to the law, doing so will result in your attracting more positivity as other people match your positive vibrations by experiencing positive emotions and thinking positive thoughts when they are around you. A challenge you will encounter in your attempt to emit positive vibrations regularly is that there will be many people and events you encounter which will inevitably result in your experiencing negative thoughts and emotions, thereby causing you to give off negative vibrations...[more]