Posts tagged with "Uncertainty"

2020 · 09. January 2020
Scientific evidence shows astrology doesn’t work, but many people swear by it, relating how a fortune-teller made all kinds of accurate predictions about them. What's going on in such cases? I explore what the research – and a former astrologer – has to say.
2019 · 06. June 2019
Number 13.
In last week's Southern Star, I explored the downsides of superstitious thinking. The column is reproduced below. Are you superstitious? Would you feel uncomfortable if you walked under a ladder or lost a lucky charm you carried around with you? Or perhaps you think there’s probably no truth to these old notions, but there’s no harm in heeding them anyway? Is this true? Are these just harmless quirks? Or can holding onto superstitious beliefs get you into trouble? Certainly, many people are...
2017 · 24. March 2017
Linda Hamilton's Southern Star column on CBT and tolerating uncertainty.
Last week's 'Your Mental Health' column (pictured opposite) explored how learning to tolerate uncertainty is an essential skill that can help alleviate depression and anxiety. The piece is pasted below. Let’s say you’ve left a phone message for someone and you don’t hear back. What do you think is the most likely explanation? Some will assume the person didn’t deem them important enough to ring them back. Others might suggest the person didn’t get their message, or that they were too...
2017 · 16. March 2017
This week's 'Your Mental Health' column in The Southern Star explores how being able to tolerate uncertainty is one of the most important skills a person can practice in order to combat depression and anxiety.