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We Are Always Connected and We Are Always Alone (Personal reflections evoked by the pandemic)

Human beings are always connected and always alone. This paradox is inherent in being human. It is a given of existence, no matter our status in life. We can be surrounded by thousands, or in a forest by ourselves. Whatever the circumstance, we will still be alone within ourselves and simultaneously connected to a planet of 7 billion-plus people. The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a light on this existential paradox. We are struggling to make meaning of the crisis and our place in it. I believe it will be helpful to explore

Humanity Rising For A New Humanistic Reality

In the wake of the entry of COVID-19 as a new entity on the planet, two important historic developments are unfolding. The first historic development is that, for the first time in human history, we all have been thrust into the same conversation. That conversation is about how best to “engage and communicate” with this new entity as an interdependent species so that it does not continue to do harm to our individual and collective Well Being (our minds-bodies-spirits). A part of that engagement and communication process involves the various

Impact of corona-crisis on existential well-being

COVID-19 does not only influence our moods, but also our existential well-being and the way in which we experience our lives and give meaning to our existence. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in partnership with Ghent University, aims to map the intercultural impact of the coronavirus on existential well-being. The researchers want to know how citizens are experiencing this period emotionally, how they are dealing with it, how it is affecting their health, sleep and above all their existential experience of life, and whether this period also offers opportunities to emerge

Free psychotherapy to deal with fear, anxiety, depression, and other problems due to the pandemic of Coronavirus. And free supervision and training for psychotherapists

IIMPAZ Institute is offering free psychotherapy online for people who are experiencing fear, anxiety, and stress in their lives. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of physical fitness. Scientific research has proven that good mental health leads to better working cognitive functions and also immunity. So, if you or your family are experiencing no choice, prolonged feelings of fear, depression, and anxiety being overwhelmed with emotions, we are here to help with psychotherapy, support, and be a friendly listener. Access your inner strength

Healing Our Race-Linked Wounds

“There is a World Summit unfolding called Humanity Rising. I have made several postings on their website as my contributions to the ongoing discourses. Attached is my latest post on their site related to events unfolding in the U. S. and globally that are connected to the murder of George Floyd.” Dr. Carroy “Cuf” Ferguson https://ubiverse.org/posts/healing-our-race-linked-wounds

AHP President Receives Bronze Best Book Medal Award

According to Independent Publishers, “the purpose of the Living Now Book Awards is to celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that can help us improve the quality of our lives…” The Living Now Book Awards, therefore, “are designed to bring increased recognition to the year’s very best lifestyle books and their creators.” Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in five “Evergreen Medal” categories in recognition of the “Year’s Best Books for Better Living.” The five categories are: EVERGREEN MEDAL FOR WORLD PEACE EVERGREEN MEDAL FOR HEALTH

Part II: Clues For Knowing If You Are Being a Conscious Creator/Co-Creator During Unsettling Times

In March 2016, I presented eight of twenty-four clues for knowing if you are being a conscious creator/co-creator in your personal, societal, and global life spaces during unsettling times. Here I want to present briefly the next eight clues. Overall, the purpose in presenting and sharing these twenty-four clues is that as human beings we are, in my view, at a point in our evolution, individually and collectively, whereby we can figure out how to consciously choose to grow with joy. While the first eight clues might best be characterized as

100-Year Old Holistic Superstar

100-Year Old Holistic Superstar Dr. Gladys McGarey, M.D., M.D.(H) Recently an article entitled “Living a Holistic Life by the Golden Rule” was published in the Arizona Republic newspaper. I’m proud to say it features my Mom. She has been a frequent speaker at AHP conferences, and I think she exemplifies many of the core concepts of Humanistic Psychology. Let me know what you think! How could a Golden Rule Moment possibly lead one to be known as the Mother of Holistic Medicine? For Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey, it began in

Good Communication through I-Statements

Good Communication through I-Statements Robert McGarey, M.A. Introduction When a relationship has been soured by misunderstandings, poisoned by distrust or bruised by hurt feelings, it’s hard to communicate with each other effectively. What’s needed is some way to rebuild a foundation of trust and cooperation between us and our partner. The most sure-fire way to build that foundation is with I-Statements. What I-Statements Are I-Statements give our partner information about us, and they do it in a way that’s far less threatening than the alternative: You-Statements. They form the bedrock

The Actualizing Tendency Cannot be Destroyed

The Actualizing Tendency cannot be Destroyed Carl R. Rogers, Ph.D. “Whether we are speaking of a flower or an oak tree, of an earthworm or a beautiful bird, of an ape or a person, we will do well, I believe, to recognize that life is an active process, not a passive one. Whether the stimulus arises from within or without, whether the environment is favorable or unfavorable, the behaviors of an organism can be counted on to be in the direction of maintaining, enhancing, and reproducing itself. This is the

On “Feeling Right” in Cultural Contexts: How Person-Culture Match Affects Self-Esteem and Subjective Well-Being

Fulmer, A. C., Gelfand, M. J., Kruglanski, A. W., Kim-Prieto, C., Diener, E., Pierro, A., & Higgins, E. T. (2010). On “Feeling Right” in Cultural Contexts: How Person-Culture Match Affects Self-Esteem and Subjective Well-Being.  Psychological Science, 21(11), 1563-1569.   Article Description: This research report discusses 2 studies that explore how the interaction of individual- and cultural-level personality affects self-esteem and well-being. Additional Info Author Fulmer GelfandKruglanski Kim PrietoDiener Pierro Higgins Date 2010 Keywords diversity, self actualization Link to Article Click Here Journal Psychological Science

Eight Perspectives For Staying Grounded When The World “Seems” Insane

By: Cuf Ferguson, Ph.D., Co-President During periods of upheaval when the world “seems” insane, it is important to stay grounded in your “being-ness” and to focus your consciousness on who you truly are as a unique human being. The temptation in such unsettling times is to resort to mechanistic thinking, and to reduce people to objects. Such thinking ultimately leads to reinforcing stereotypes and unwarranted inhumane feelings and acts toward the “other”. In 2016, we are currently immersed in such a period, and have been so for some time. In