MOL focusses on the distress underlying any particular symptom pattern rather than the symptoms themselves

A Reconciled Mind

Another article has been added to the In Control blog on Psychology Today. You can locate the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/in-control/202101/reconciled-mind In this article, I discuss the idea of a reconciled mind. I suggest that all forms of psychological distress and torment have, as their basis an irreconcilable state between two or more areas that a person […]

Posted 10.01.21

Who Is the Self In Self-Help Books?

Another article has been added to the In Control blog on Psychology Today. The article can be accessed here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/za/blog/in-control/202012/why-are-self-help-books-not-so-helpful-after-all In the article it is suggested that the “self” being referred to in “self-help books” is the author and not the reader! The implication is that if the reader does not find the information helpful, they […]

Posted 19.12.20

Who Cares What Others Want?

In the latest article posted to the In Control blog, I take some time to consider Powers’ quote: The childhood of the human race is far from over. We have a long way to go before most people will understand that what they do for others is just as important to their wellbeing as what […]

Posted 14.08.20

The Game of Life is No Game

For the latest In Control article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/in-control/202008/the-game-life-is-bad-us-all I consider what things might actually be like if life was a game. I suggest that it might be better being a picnic instead!

Posted 01.08.20

The Problem With Trying to Control

I’ve just posted another article to my In Control blog. The article is here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/in-control/202007/whats-so-bad-about-trying-control and looks in detail at the idea of “trying to control”. In the article I suggest that it’s the “trying”, not the “control”, that’s the problem.

Posted 26.07.20

What is Best for Others?

In my latest article on the In Control blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/in-control/202006/six-dangerous-words I suggest that telling other people what to do is mostly counter-productive to harmonious relationship. Instead, we could offer to help them live the life they want to live, even if we don’t understand what that is or why they would want it. It’s a tough […]

Posted 13.06.20

Navigating the Pandemic of Information and Advice

I’ve just posted another article to the In Control blog in which I suggest that the amount of apparently helpful information about COVID-19 seems to be spreading just as rapidly as the virus itself. The article is here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/in-control/202005/wellbeing-and-virus in which I encourage people to be sceptical of advice and, as much as possible, to find […]

Posted 27.05.20

Tackling Bad Habits

In my latest article on the In Control blog I consider a different perspective about bad habits. You can find the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/in-control/202004/rid-yourself-bad-habits in which I suggest that even the most inconvenient of bad habits has some element that has been, or is, good for you. Finding that element is the key to eradicating habits […]

Posted 22.04.20

Another Angle on COVID-19

My latest article posted to the In Control blog can be found here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/in-control/202004/are-we-evolving-new-cooperative-consciousness In the article I wonder if we might not be hurtling towards a new collective consciousness in which cooperation is valued more highly than competition. Has the current chaos of COVID-19 forced us into a position where we need to reimagine what […]

Posted 15.04.20

COVID-19

In the latest blog article posted to In Control, the topic of COVID-19 specifically, and the way in which we deal with novel situations more generally is discussed. The article is here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/in-control/202004/covid-19 It is pointed out in the article that we are actually a lot better at dealing with new circumstances than we might think. There […]

Posted 05.04.20

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