MOL focusses on the distress underlying any particular symptom pattern rather than the symptoms themselves

In Control blog hits 1/2 a million views

It was wonderful recently to discover that the views on my In Control blog past the 500,000 mark. There are now 44 articles on the blog and, as of early on 6 June, there were 537,158 views. It’s wonderful to know that there’s so much interest in these ideas. Thanks to all those who contributed […]

Posted 05.06.18

A New Article for the In Control Blog

A new article has just been posted to the In Control blog. The article is titled “Finding the Thing that Makes You Happy” and can be found here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/in-control/201806/finding-the-thing-makes-you-happy The basic idea of the article is that there is nothing “out there” that can make you happy. And, at the same time, everything “out there” can […]

Posted 05.06.18

New Blog Article

A new blog article as been added to the In Control blog library. You can find the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201711/it-depends The article explores the relativity of living which is created by the multiple goals we have in our minds. All these goals are all active all the time. Some goals are compatible and some are competing. […]

Posted 22.11.17

Highly successful MOL workshops

I’ve just returned from the UK where I delivered two highly successful MOL workshops. A one-day introductory workshop was conducted at the University of Manchester and a three-day workshop was conducted at the University College London. The response at both workshops was overwhelmingly positive with one participant at the London workshop describing the event as […]

Posted 08.08.17

A Blog Article About Self Determination

A new article has been posted to the In Control blog. You can find it here https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201707/self-determination-is-not-basic-human-right The article discusses the fact that self-determination is much more than a basic human right. Self-determination is part of our design as living creatures. More harmonious social living may be achieved by recognising our own and others’ self-determining natures.

Posted 05.07.17

Breaking News! Another three day workshop in London.

Due to the incredibly positive response from last year’s three day workshop, another similar event has been planned for London this year. You can find details of the workshop here: http://www.babcp.com/Membership/SIG/Control-Theory.aspx if you scroll down just a bit. The dates of the workshop are 31 July to 2 August. The venue will be the University College London. […]

Posted 27.06.17

Another Blog Article Rethinking Empathy

I’ve just posted another article to my In Control blog on the Psychology Today website. You can find the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201706/out-empathy In the article I use the opportunity to consider empathy from an unconventional perspective. I suggest that empathy may actually contribute to problems rather than alleviating them because it allows people to assume that they […]

Posted 06.06.17

Another Blog Article

Another article has been posted to the In Control blog on the Psychology Today website. You can find the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201705/we-all-talk-ourselves The article takes up a point that was raised in the March blog article about the questions we might ask ourselves. It seems that we’re good at asking ourselves questions but not so […]

Posted 27.05.17

New MOL Publication

A new publication about MOL has just been published. The citation for the article is: Carey, T. A., Tai, S. J., Mansell, W., Huddy, V., Griffiths, R., & Marken, R. S. (2017, April 27). Improving Professional Psychological Practice Through an Increased Repertoire of Research Methodologies: Illustrated by the Development of MOL. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. […]

Posted 06.05.17

Another blog article

I recently had a brief conversation about changing behaviour with a colleague so I decided to collect my thoughts in a blog article. You can find the article here:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201704/why-you-should-never-try-change-your-behavior In the article I explore the dynamics of changing behaviour and how, from an inside perspective, it’s wants not behaviours that need to change. Perceptual […]

Posted 04.04.17

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