My mind, my thoughts, my words

What we hear is subjective

We hear what we want to hear and what we expect to hear. What am I referring to? Not just the meaning of what is said (semantics: matters especially when we … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Two approaches, one goal

There are various different psychotherapies and I would say that they can be divided into two approaches: trying to make sense of the past, and not dealing with the past but … Continue reading

09/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Feeling feelings

Emotions are experiences characterised by mental states, expressions, and physical reactions. Feelings are the subjective experience of emotional states. If I didn’t say that something someone did hurt me they wouldn’t know – unless … Continue reading

29/04/2014 · Leave a comment

blogging vs vlogging

Obvious enough, I blog. However, I don’t read blogs except for the occasional post by some friend. Even if infrequently, too, I’d more easily stumble upon a vlog and watch. … Continue reading

28/04/2014 · 3 Comments

The Self and the Other

How can we separate ourselves from others? For us to know about something, it has to have boundaries. Hence, to know about my Self, I have to know that the … Continue reading

24/04/2014 · 1 Comment

The lived body

Without our bodies we wouldn’t be able to ‘act’ in the world, they allow us to experience, to express our minds, to be objects (when touching something) and subjects (when … Continue reading

22/04/2014 · Leave a comment

The hard problem

Phenomenological Psychology studies how people experience consciousness, the qualitative sensation of mental states and our awareness of the experience. Qualitative states of consciousness bring up a ‘hard’ problem – the … Continue reading

19/04/2014 · Leave a comment