The Unconscious Mind

The Problem With Being Perfect

Striving for perfection is often portrayed as a positive trait; however, extreme perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideation.

Therapists say there are many different ways that perfectionism can manifest – and some include procrastination and self-sabotage.

Psychedelics Resurface as a Therapeutic Tool

Research into the use of psychedelics is yielding exciting results.

Clinical trials at N.Y.U.—a second one, using psilocybin to treat alcohol addiction, is now getting under way—are part of a renaissance of psychedelic research taking place at several universities in the United States, including Johns Hopkins, the Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center, and the University of New Mexico, as well as at Imperial College, in London, and the University of Zurich.

The Enormous Power of the Unconscious Brain

“The more we probe the brain’s workings, the more we realise that our conscious minds are really just a summary of what our brains get up to all the time – without “us” having any idea. As Eagleman puts it, “The conscious you, which is the part that flickers to life when you wake up in the morning, is the smallest bit of what’s happening in your head….It’s like a broom closet in the mansion of the brain.”

March 24th, 2016|The Unconscious Mind|