Tag Archives: Psychology and Psychiatry

Motivation at work

Migel Jayasinghe UK   Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Art by Chiquo. CC BY-SA 4.0. Via Wikimedia. After the industrial revolution, large numbers of workers were needed in mills and factories to mass produce goods on sites that replaced agricultural and craft work in small, rural family or communal units. In the early days of industrialization […]

Culture frames the experience and response to psychotic delusions

Colleen Donnelly Denver, Colorado, United States   Photo by Camila Quintero Franco on Unsplash Since the 1950s many people suffering from psychotic delusions have claimed that these were caused by contemporary technology such as electromagnetic and micro- waves or computer chips clandestinely planted during medical procedures or alien abductions. Such tightly held beliefs and anxieties […]

Mindfulness meditation as psychotherapy

Migel Jayasinghe UK   Art by Tushara Jayasinghe. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most common treatments used for depression and various related psychiatric illnesses. Historically it developed from a coming together of two strands of therapy, Behavior Therapy and later Cognitive Therapy. CBT is the currently approved mainstream approach. Behavior Therapy developed […]

Life coaching

Migel Jayasinghe  England, UK   The dimensions of life addressed by life coaching. Original illustration by Migel Jayasinghe. Originally published in “What is Life Coaching”’ in CoastRider, 2009. Although coach and coaching had been familiar terms in sport and perhaps to a lesser extent at work, life-coaching began as a phenomenon typical of the late […]


Migel Jayasinghe  England, UK   Hampstead Heath, 1970 by Jo Brocklehurst. The British Association of Counselling defines counseling as “an intervention in which one person offers another time, attention and respect, with the intention of helping that person to discover and clarify new ways of living more resourcefully and towards greater well-being” (1984). Note that […]