Positive Living in Difficult Times

Featured Member: Alex Green

Alex Green

Posted Mar 29, 2022

Kia ora e te whānau INPM Ko Alex tōku ingoa Nō Liverpool ahau [Hello to the family of INPM My name is Alex I am from Liverpool in the UK] I live in Aotearoa, New Zealand and have done so for the last 12 years.  I work as a counsellor in both private practice and […]

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Featured Member: Christina Baird, PhD

Christina Baird

Posted Mar 29, 2022

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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The Realities of War: A Soldier’s Fight to Overcome

Christina Lyons

Posted Mar 29, 2022

With the recent invasion of Ukraine, war has once again taken over news headlines all around the globe. While I watch the media coverage, I cannot help but think about my father fighting in a war 70 years ago. He was only a teenager, as were many who fought before him and many who have […]

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How Can We Survive and Thrive in Wartime?

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Mar 29, 2022

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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Featured Member: Alison Manuel-Morgan

Posted Dec 22, 2021

Hello everyone. My name is Alison Manuel-Morgan. I recently completed an MSc in Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology. I work as a Life and Leadership Coach mostly for staff within various UN agencies, with a focus on women leaders. My passion lies in the topic of self-transcendence. This began over a decade ago when I […]

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Featured Member: Sergio Bero

Posted Dec 22, 2021

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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The Cultural Currency of Meaning

Charcy Evers

Posted Dec 22, 2021

This is a picture of my daughter’s 14th birthday party. It’s a far cry from the year before, when I hired a driver and van and with Drake blaring, took 15 girls singing at the top of their lungs, to an overpriced and underwhelming hibachi dinner. In this picture, we are 2 months into lockdown, […]

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