Philosophy & Psychotherapy: Montaigne on Self-Esteem

Montaigne on Self-Esteem looks at the problem of self-esteem from the perspective of Michel de Montaigne (16th Century), the French philosopher who singled out three main reasons for feeling bad about oneself - sexual inadequecy, failure to live up to social norms, and intellectual inferiority - and then offered practical solutions for overcoming them.

Philosophy & Counselling: Seneca on Anger

Seneca refused to see anger as something over which we have no control. Instead he saw it as a philosophical problem amenable to treatment.

Philosophy & Psychotherapy: Socrates on Self-Confidence

Why do so many people go along with the crowd and fail to stand up for what they truly believe? Partly because they are too easily swayed by other people's opinions and partly because they don't know when to have confidence in their own.


In this short video, Thich Nhat Hanh gives us a very precise and deep definition of mindfulness: Mindfulness is the capacity to be aware of what is going on. Anything can be the object of mindfulness. Being aware means to touch the things deeply and to recognize their beauty. It means to get in touch with the wonders of life. Getting in touch deeply can make you very happy right here and right now. Being able to be mindful of what is going on gives you the chance to realise that there are plenty of conditions that allow you to be happy. If you can realise that, you can stop running.


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