By: Jonathan Pishner Our emotional experience is largely created by our thoughts. Jonathan explains how, sometimes, getting overly focused on perfect solutions to problems can create anxiety and self-esteem difficulties.
by: Jonathan Pishner This video introduces the idea that our thoughts create much of our emotional state. You can begin using this to your advantage by learning to identify your own thoughts.
By: Lucas Ziems Ever heard of the phrase “Practice makes perfect?” It turns out this one, seemingly simple phrase, which is meant to motivate us to work hard and improve our skills, is also a great example of the culture that perpetuates many of the mental health issues we are seeing in our present-day young [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner This may come as a shock, but sometimes teenagers are rude. Or messy. Lazy. Entitled. Secretive. Alien. These are just a few of the words that might come to mind when you’re frustrated with your teenager. These years are tough on parents, and kids. The days when you feel connected to each [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to the final psychological need, we have found the only one on the list that is distinctly human. You might notice that the previous four: Survival, Belonging, Fun, and sometimes Freedom, can be found in many creatures. But the need for Power? That's unique. That's all human. It's important [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to Freedom, we are moving into the more abstract and complex psychological needs. You might notice that the previous three: Survival, Belonging, and Fun are somewhat easily understood. But Freedom? How do you define that clearly? We know that it's a psychological need, but it's the first on our [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner In our society today, most people have come to believe fun is optional. Notice that it's on our list of psychological NEEDS, not on a list of wants. The simple fact is, Fun is mandatory for a happy and healthy life, no matter your age. Without this basic need met, you cannot [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner Human beings are social creatures. No matter how much of a loner you are, you're also designed to need a certain amount of human interaction in order to feel good. As with all of the Psychological Needs, the level of need and how it gets met vary greatly between individuals. Some people [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner Human beings have the most complex brains on the planet. We can contemplate the meaning of life, our purpose, the nature of right and wrong, and the universe itself. And if you ask any two people about those things, you're likely to get three different answers. But despite our complexity, there are [...]
By: Jonathan Pishner There are a lot of complicated concepts in the field of psychology. But some things are simple enough and useful enough that anyone can use it to help make their life better. One of the simplest and most beneficial ideas is our Psychological Needs. This is the first of a series of [...]