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What planet are my emotions on?

It can be difficult to understand our emotions and our feelings – to navigate the vast collection of 34,000 emotions that we as human beings can be experiencing at any one time. But Dr Watkins may have the answer – with a universe of emotions plotting the galaxies and solar systems that cluster emotions in […]

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The Rider and the Elephant: Behaviour Change

Putting animal ethics aside for the sake of a fictional analogy, the Rider and the Elephant travel along a road towards the Rider’s intended destination but they are unlikely to reach that goal? Why? What can we do to make it more achievable? According to Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Happiness Hypothesis, behaviour change often […]

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How to set goals and achieve them?

This week on The Mental Health Lab, we take a look at how to set effective goals and achieve them based on three golden rules. Read more about effective goal setting.