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Author : Filipe Bastos

MindOwl Founder - My own struggles in life have led me to this path of understanding the human condition. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy before completing a master’s degree in psychology at Regent’s University London.  I then completed a postgraduate diploma in philosophical counselling before being trained in ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy). I've spent the last eight years studying the encounter of meditative practices with modern psychology.

Effective Strategies for Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your emotions or struggled to stay on track with your goals? Self-regulation is an integral skill that allows us to manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours effectively. This article delves into the tactics and techniques that can bolster your self-regulation abilities, empowering personal growth and improving well-being. Keep reading to unlock the secrets […]

Top Therapy Questions Therapists Ask to Engage Clients During Sessions

Feeling stuck or confused can often lead us to therapy, looking for answers and guidance.  Every therapist holds a toolbox of questions specifically crafted to unlock the doors of self-awareness and healing. This post will uncover key inquiries made by therapists that aim to deepen your understanding of yourself and enhance your therapeutic journey. Discover how the right question at the […]

How to Start Meditating at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Guided Meditation

The quest for peace in a bustling world often leads us to overlook the sanctuary of our own homes for meditation. Studies have shown that regular meditation practice carries profound benefits for mental health and wellbeing. Our guide will pave a clear path towards establishing an at-home meditation routine, tailored to comfort and schedule needs. Unwind with ease – let’s begin. Key Takeaways Benefits […]

The Significance Of The Therapeutic Alliance In Effective Psychotherapy

Facing challenges in therapy can often stem from a disconnect between patient and therapist. The strength of the therapeutic alliance is now recognised as pivotal to successful treatment outcomes. This blog post delves into creating and sustaining a potent bond that improves healing in psychotherapy sessions. Discover why connection is key, and stay tuned for insights that might just transform your therapy […]

How to Mindfully Navigate the Personal Injury Lawsuit Filing Process

Facing a personal injury can be overwhelming and confusing. Every year, countless individuals struggle with the aftermath of accidents that weren’t their fault. This article will guide you step-by-step through the legal maze, ensuring you’re equipped to handle your claim with peace of mind. Let’s find clarity in this complex process together. Understanding the Personal Injury Lawsuit Process Gathering evidence of your […]

What Are Values In Acceptance And Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a widely practised form of psychotherapy that focuses on bringing about psychological flexibility through the acceptance of one’s thoughts and feelings while committing to actions that are in line with one’s values. Struggling to align your actions with what truly matters to you? Values are the heartbeat of Acceptance and Commitment […]

100 Examples Of Gratitude Journal Entries: Inspiring Ideas And Prompts

Feeling a bit lost on how to acknowledge the good in your life? You’re not alone – many of us struggle to express gratitude regularly. This article unveils 100 prompts and ideas that can help transform your daily reflections into a nurturing gratitude journal practice. Discover simple steps to celebrate the joys of everyday life and unlock the benefits of a positive […]

“I Hate Change” 20 Ways To Embrace And Navigate Change Successfully

Change can feel like an unwelcome guest, turning our world upside down when we least expect it. Statistics reveal that a staggering one in three of us would dodge change if given the chance. Fear not—this article is your friendly compass through the maze of transformation, offering ten practical strategies to accept and master life’s inevitable shifts. Get […]

How to Mentally Prepare for a Leadership Role in Nursing

Stepping into a leadership position in nursing is a significant career milestone that brings both excitement and challenges. As a nurse leader, you’re not only responsible for managing patient care but also for guiding and motivating your team. However, transitioning into this role requires more than just clinical expertise. It demands mental preparedness and a […]

Why Does Love Hurt? The Science Behind Emotional And Physical Pain

Finding out why love can sometimes sting isn’t just sentimental; it’s a question that perplexes many. Curiously, research reveals our brains process heartache and physical pain in remarkably similar ways. This blog will delve into the science behind this phenomenon and offer strategies to alleviate the ache of affection. Discover why love doesn’t always feel good, but is still worth the journey. […]

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