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Writing in psychology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, spirituality & personal development, Carole Sawo is an unparalleled field contributor of pioneering theories, thought-perceptions, new works & unique strategies, that regularly appear online and in local & mainstream media broadcasts & publications.

 

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Psychology 101 ~ Charming People

Oh dear, where shall I begin with this?  Perhaps I’ll start in the dusty markets of India, where the squatting snake charmer plays his mysterious pipe to make the reptile sway from the basket in a seemingly hypnotised trance.

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6 Ways You Haemorrhage Mind Energy

It is not always possible to keep an eye on what our mind is up to, but if we don’t monitor or at least check in with what it’s doing, and just leave it to its own devices, we can soon become the victim of our own mind energy haemorrhages.

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Under the Bus

Many a true feeling is revealed in the guise of just having a laugh, and there is nothing funny about hurting anyone, let alone ones buddy.  So why do people throw their friends under the bus?

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Emotional Stealth Bombs

If you were ever the recipient of an emotional stealth bomb you would know it. You would know because you would be in obliterated emotional bits, with virtually all of your amygdala (the emotion centre of your brain) fragmented all over the place.

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'Chip Psychology' on domestic abusers

What would you do, if on your first or second date with a new mate, they suddenly reached over the table with a cheeky grin on their face, stole a chip from your plate and shoved it in their mouth?

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8 Habits of Psychologically Secure People

Being psychologically secure doesn’t mean that we never experience extreme emotions, such as anger or fear, it means that we know how to manage them when they do arise.

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Stuck On Projection

Being in the grocery aisle of a busy supermarket on a Saturday is not my idea of fun. Less so when I passed by a mother and her two little boys, aged approximately 7 & 9, sweetly standing by the side of her trolley.

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The Mercurial Theatre

Communication is the ability to exchange information. Communication is verbal and non-verbal between people. Communication is inside our own neural body and our brain. Communication exists within our own mind. Communication mediates across invisible networks … with other species. With other worlds!

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The V.L.F's

In my observation of human behaviour in everyday life, in addition to watching the energy that moves not only between people but within them, I’ve long thought that people vibrate at different frequencies. 

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The Brighter the Light

When we attempt to disown parts of ourselves, in our efforts to survive, we divide.

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All Kinds of Crazy

Life can sometimes feel as though we mistakenly got an invite to a really cool party, where we have to pretend we are not all kinds of crazy to fit in.

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Duped

She sobbed. Uncontrollably. Clearly bereft and wounded, she found my suggestion to forgive utterly impossible to accept. ‘But he came into my house’, she pleaded desperately, ‘and destroyed my family’.

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Where Beauty Lives

A chat and a cup of tea later, I had started to both cool down and heat up.  “Don’t worry, I’m just testing the light”, he said, pointing the lens directly at me – but we both knew he wasn’t. 

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Victim

‘Stop playing the victim’, ‘you’re just attention seeking’, ‘get over it’.  Psychological wounds are as real as physical wounds. Sometimes people ‘play the victim’ because they are the victim. 

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No Difference Between Insanity & Love

There is no difference between insanity and love. Conditional love that is. In both, we are deluded in la la land. We make impulsive and poor decisions, we react disproportionately.

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The 3 C's to Finding Happiness

Happiness, like love, is a transient emotion. Like all emotions, they come and go with the ebb and flow of life – all the time. Whilst it is true that ‘what we focus on gets bigger’, happiness is not an actual ‘thing’ in itself.

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A Sociopath on Social Media

Many years ago, before I even knew the term, what one was or acted like, I met a sociopath. Like most other people, I had no concept of the fact that ‘bad boys’ are really ‘mad boys’ that every girl should keep a distance from.

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Wicked Witch Syndrome

You will know when you’ve met a wicked witch because she will be screaming her intolerable demands for an apology. Whatever you do don’t apologise because it is a trick … a really wicked one!

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Phoenix Lives

Early one morning, I awoke to the sound of falling rubble coming from within the chimney-stack. In the twilight of dawn I put on my nightgown and crept downstairs to explore.

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Oblivious

It was a sleepy start to the working day. The kind of atmosphere where you nod good morning toward your also semi sleep-walking ‘who just drove the car in’ colleague. 

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Changing You

Change is never that easy but only those capable of changing and evolving will survive life.

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Paradise Found

It was an idyllic Sunday afternoon, with great company, in glorious weather, with a packed lunch on a secluded beach.

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The Geese Community

In the western world, where autonomy has filtered out our sense of communion by unnatural selection, it’s no wonder so many people are feeling alone, outcast, abandoned by their own communities.

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'Fresher Mind' the Psychology of Uni Blues

There is a little known and even lesser discussed phenomena that happens this time of year, in the mind of the first year university student, the fresher.

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Holographic Works of Art

It’s all a question of perception really. What people see, is largely what is already within their expectation to see; that which is within their quiet programming and prior experiences.

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Bad For Their Word

“That’s outrageous”, she said, “if it happens again call me and I’ll sort it out immediately”. It happened again. I called her. She never came. In fact, I never saw her again. 

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Other People

If it wasn’t for ‘other people’, we’d be Ok – right? When life naturally brings us its own challenges and difficulties, the last thing we need to add to our burden, is the stress and pressure brought on often unnecessarily and unfairly, by ‘other people’.

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You Must Be Joking!

It wasn’t good news. She put down the phone and knew she would have to break it to her husband. A few hours later he returned home from work. ‘Hello’, he said, as she started to giggle.

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Home

Home is an interesting concept. For some people, their idea of home is the place they grew up in; which can be a good or a not so good memory return. As adults, home might be thought of as the place we now live in.

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Why Grown Men Cry

Today I saw five grown men cry. The first caught my elsewhere attention. The second made me stop what I was doing completely. The third made me sit down and listen. 

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The Patterns of Autumn

It’s Autumn. It’s stunningly beautiful Autumn, with fields of gold and trees of orange and red, a walk in the woods is surely beckoning. And not just to inhale all those essential smells that are great for our brain health.

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In Time

It’s midway through January already. This morning I was in the field office, filming swans for the new Hebe College Online series. How time does indeed fly when we are having fun. And how it screeches to a halt when we are not.

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How to Survive a Presentation

With self-consciousness on overdrive, people often completely stress-out about performing a presentation. There are, however, some simple ‘dos and don’ts’ to follow.

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Business Psychology Success in Meetings

Meetings are often overrated. People spend hours in unnecessary business meetings where nothing more is communicated than who has the latest ‘interactive’ pie chart. 

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