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Featured Member: Christina Baird, PhD

Christina Baird

Posted Mar 29, 2022

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Kia ora koutou, Greetings from New Zealand.  I am Christina Baird, a psychologist based in Auckland. From when I began studying psychology in 1989, I have been determined to focus on using psychology to help people grow and flourish.  This meant that I didn’t take the straightforward path of becoming a clinical psychologist and working […]

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Do Something About it: Surviving a War Together by Acting Responsibly

Tim Yu

Posted Mar 29, 2022

“In sum, our greatest need in turbulent times is responsibility…we cannot function fully as individuals without taking responsibility seriously. Our democratic system will not function either, if the government and citizens do not fulfill their respective roles of responsibility.” (Wong, 2020) This statement concludes an article about surviving the pandemic (Wong, 2020), but I believe […]

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How Can We Survive and Thrive in Wartime?

The daily news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine brings back many painful memories. The scenes of Russia’s deliberate bombings of hospitals and schools, and the relentless shelling of residential areas fill my heart with sadness and rage, because the United Nation and NATO cannot do anything to stop a madman from destroying cities and […]

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History of the Meaningful Living Project

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Jan 8, 2022

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The Meaningful Living Project was conceived and launched by Dr. Paul T. P. Wong in 2011 according to his Facebook posting on January 1, 2011: “Woke up early this morning, praying for ways to get through all the competing voices and get my message out. How can I sum up the Meaningful Living Movement in […]

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Featured Member: Sergio Bero

I graduated in Psychology at the University of Deusto, located in my hometown, Bilbao. This city in Northern Spain has an indisputable personality: cold at first, but warm when you let yourself fall in love with it. Deusto’s broadly behavioral approach combined well with the more biological approach that I experienced in the Middlesex University […]

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A Meaning-Centered Approach to Treatment Planning

Dan Jordan

Posted Dec 22, 2021

This past August, INPM hosted a virtual conference on suffering and flourishing during the pandemic. It was an eye-opening experience because it was our first virtual conference. It also served as a reminder that life requires that we adapt to new realities. The losses and deaths of the pandemic also served as a reminder that […]

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Back to Nature

Geoff Thompson

Posted Dec 22, 2021

In my work at a residential mental health facility this year, I was necessarily conscious of how the pandemic has affected mental health. Now, in the pandemic’s second year, both clients and staff seem to be struggling well, a positive situation that I like to think is related to our meaning-centered therapeutic program. Still, I’ve […]

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