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The Personality Myth

We like to think of our own personalities, and those of our family and friends as predictable, constant over time. But what if they aren’t? What if nothing stays constant over a lifetime? https://clearmindclinic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20160623_invsb_personality.mp3 Personality is often seen as destiny. Whether you’re a famous CEO like Steve Jobs or a serial criminal like Hannibal Lecter, […]

The ghost in my brain

When a professor of artificial intelligence had disturbing brain injury symptoms as a result of a concussion, he lost his former self—but encouraged by the potential of brain plasticity he changed the course of his life. http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/aim_20170115.mp3 This program was first broadcast on ABC’s Radio National by Lynne Malcolm on 1 May 2016

Online therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder beats medication

Online therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder beats medication Given up on therapists? Jump online for a better chance of dealing with issues such as hoarding or OCD. Online therapy is well on the way to complementing more traditional forms of psychological treatment. Trials of a new e-treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) reveal that it is at least three times more effective […]

Online therapy: helping treat depression in rural areas

Online therapy: helping treat depression in rural areas People in rural communities struggling with depression may not have easy access to the full range of mental health services, but help could be as close as the click of a mouse. iStockphoto Seeking help for depression is never easy, but for people in rural and regional […]

We are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde

“We are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

Why Meditate?

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris and Joseph Goldstein answer questions about the practice of mindfulness. They discuss negative emotions, the importance of ethics, the concept of enlightenment, and other topics. https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/why-meditate      

Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Mindfulness dates back thousands of years but has attracted considerable attention in recent years for its applications in medicine and daily life. This short mindfulness meditation invites you to use your body and senses to focus your attention on the here and now, without judgment.