Dysfunctionality of Guilt

The Dysfunctionality of Guilt

The Dysfunctionality of Guilt   Have you ever called someone by the wrong name? Broken something that wasn’t yours? Spilt a drink on someone, irreparably staining their favourite shirt? If so, you’ve likely experienced guilt. Guilt describes the sense of regret, responsibility, and self-consciousness we experience after we have done something we consider wrong. Typically,…

empathetic reactivity

Empathetic Reactivity

What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experience and imagine their situation, as if it’s being experienced by themselves, without actually taking place in that person’s objective reality. Empathy is important. It allows us to build social connections with others. As social creatures, prosocial traits like empathy have developed in humans as…

Loneliness

Coping with loneliness: strategies for a happier life

Loneliness is a complex, universal feeling many of us have experienced at various stages in our lives – with 1 in 2 Australians (51%) reporting experiences of loneliness at least once per week. Despite its commonality, particularly during Covid-19 lockdowns, extended periods of loneliness and social isolation can have significant impacts on our mental health…