Lynne Namka, Ed. D. – Dr. Lynne Namka, Licensed Psychologist
Welcome to your journey of transformation. Want more happiness and love in your life? To have a satisfying, successful life, learn and use ideas from psychology.
- Find new ideas and theories to change negative beliefs that keep you stuck.
- Gain great tools and techniques for becoming more resilient and empowered.
- Get the best information about good mental health and healthy relationships.
We are living in the fast lane of world change. It’s hard to stay balanced in the middle of ongoing conflict in our world. Leland Kaiser, a designer of the future, has this to say about the theory of parallel futures: “Reality is a great universal pharmacy and you are the prescription writer. Whatever you write, the pharmacy fills. If you write the wrong prescription, you will receive the wrong medicine, and it will not be the fault of the pharmacy!”
Do You Want a Happy Life Full of Love?
Positive Psychology to the rescue! You’ll live with yourself for the rest of your life so why not become the best possible person you can? The technology for happiness is there as described by Positive Psychology. The knowledge and tools for creating happy, loving relationships are there! The techniques for letting go of unwanted intrusive feelings are there. Why not learn the skills to create inner harmony and loving relationships? Our website gives you the information and tools from psychology to change unhealthy behaviors and choose a different future.
You define your own personal reality by your daily beliefs, thoughts, words and actions. Reality at any given moment is what you believe, how you perceive events and how you interact with those around you. Remaining stuck in victim thinking, addictive habits or defensive behavior gives you the booby prize in life. If you’re not happy with what you are being offered in life right now, why not change your thoughts, perceptions and beliefs and gain a happier life? Why not write the most delicious probable future prescription? What better thing can you do with your lifetime?
When Living Hurts, Educate Yourself about how Psychology Can Help You!
Life can be tough. You need practical information about increasing a positive mood. You need solid tools to help with strong feelings. Stuffing the emotions and ignoring problems does not help, folks. Hoping things will go away doesn’t even come close. In fact, not dealing with your problems makes things worse. There are answers and solutions to the issues that you face. And we don’t have to be so serious about things. We can add humor and have some fun along the way.
Wouldn’t you like to ….
- Know why you and others do the weird and crazy things you do?
- Learn tools and techniques to deal with stress and emotional pain?
- Learn strategies to decrease confusion and help solve your problems?
- Learn positive communication skills to get along with others?
- Learn solutions to the conflicts that threaten your relationships?
- Interrupt and challenge intrusive thoughts and sure-fire techniques to banish unhappy feelings?
- Understand narcissism cruel behaviors and set boundaries with over-bearing people?
- Deal with gut-wrenching, painful emotions that accompany being rejected or abandoned?
Learn Emotional Intelligence to have a Happy, Fulfilling Life
I’ve been there and I know. I’ve spent a lifetime helping people learn the best ways to calm their minds and keep their cool. You have problems, psychology has answers! Positive Psychology is the way to go.
What creates good self-esteem in children and adults? Learning social skills, good communication skills and Emotional Intelligence is a practical, common-sense approach to gain good self-esteem and loving connections. How you treat others and yourself makes a difference in the love and connection you will gain in return. People in tune with their emotional intelligence interpret and use their feelings to think and act appropriately to meet the needs of the social situation. Emotional Intelligence is more important than IQ in becoming successful in your relationships, career and life.
You can learn these all important life skills which are necessary for happiness in life. Emotional Intelligence skills are easy to learn once you have the basic understanding of the nuts and bolts of dealing with feelings.
Social Awareness—Recognizing verbal and nonverbal cues of the negative emotions of others. Having empathy, understanding and being tolerant of others and their feelings.
Self-discipline—Being conscientious and demonstrating hard work, controlling emotions, and refraining from impulsive actions and inappropriate anger.
Self-Soothing—Learning anxiety reduction and stress-management techniques to handle emotional distress. Stopping errors in thinking through self-talk. Dealing with feelings of inner distress through regulating anxiety.
Resilience, Persistence and Motivation—Being willing to act on meaningful priorities and giving good effort. Continuing to persevere on hard work with determination when confronted with challenges and failure. Taking responsibility, cleaning up your mistakes and using self-regulatory skills to persevere when work becomes hard. Viewing yourself as a competent individual.
Trustworthiness and Honesty—Having integrity, telling the truth and admitting wrong doing. Being truthful about one’s own shortcomings and owning mistakes. Dealing with vulnerable and frustrating feelings.
Having Empathy—Understanding and being tolerant of others. Having the skills that create good friendships. Refraining from actions that hurt others.
Faith and Finding Meaning—Other research shows that having faith in something greater than yourself and developing supportive communities create a happier mind and good mental health.
One More Thing…Understanding Personality Disorders—Although understanding the behaviors of people who have Personality Disorders is not considered part of Emotional Intelligence, this knowledge is a necessary part of understanding why we have conflict in our human relationships. Your life is affected by world leaders, politicians and greedy people who prey on unsuspecting folks as well as selfish relatives who use them. Learning about anger, violence and narcissism and the darker side of human nature help prepare us for the real world as it is. Your children need this information on avoiding toxic friends and setting boundaries with those who take advantage of them. And good-minded, codependent people need to understand that too much kindness and empathy towards self-involved, destructive people can harm them.