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Skills Development

Learning new skills can be important to develop skills and learn new perspectives that may assist you in managing your mental health challenges or those of friends and family members.

Good Mental Health star
A positive outlook on life is a sign of good mental health. The ability to recover from trauma and the ability to cope in difficult situations are also indicators of a healthy mental outlook.

How and Why to Say No star
All the people of the world can be divided into two groups: those who can say “no,” easily, and those who cannot. Are you held back by guilt or a false sense of obligation? Do you have to give a good reason? Here are the rules to follow to say no with confidence and clarity, minus the guilt.

How to Be Assertive star
Are you good at giving reasonable, balanced but powerful responses to conflict? Assertiveness requires a complex mixture of five skills. See examples of the passive, aggressive, and assertive responses to the same difficult situation. And learn how to teach yourself the five skills of assertiveness.

Improve Your Life Through Delayed Gratification star
Our society thrives on instant gratification because we believe it will lead to happiness. Actually, the opposite is true and here´s why.

Let Your Voice be Heard : Effective Communication star
One of the major problems in relationships is communication. Find some tips here on how to be heard effectively.

Soothe Yourself star
There is one major life skill which is seldom talked about: self-soothing. People mostly assume that it's automatic. But actually it is not. We learn how to sooth ourselves from our own parents, in childhood. Or we can teach ourselves as adults. Here's how.

Strategies for Stress Less Holidays star
Along with the fun and festivity of the holiday season comes serious pressure, obligations, and stress. This year, prevent and prepare for holiday hassles with these stress-less strategies to add a little joy to the world.

The Five Skills of Assertiveness star
Ever wonder why it's so hard to be assertive? Most people respond to conflict with either too much anger (too aggressive) or not enough (too passive). How do you get it just right? Here are the five skills that are necessary for effective assertiveness.

The power of apologizing star
There is a great benefit to yourself and others when you learn the art of apologizing.

Tips for Boosting Self Esteem star
Our society is full of people who are run down and worn out. We feel bad about ourselves, guilty over circumstances and have trouble finding joy in many situations. Find out more on how to be a positive thinker and get help where you need it most - when it´s for YOU.

Why Change Is So Difficult star
Making changes in our life can be daunting, with many of us trying to take on too much and becoming overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, then feeling like we've failed. When all things are considered in relation to the change we want to make then we are more likely to succeed.

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