Emotional Intelligence Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

"How To Become The Smartest Person in The Room" – Fast Company

HERE ARE WAYS TO BOTH APPEAR SMARTER AND ACTUALLY UP YOUR IQ. BY GWEN MORAN We all like to think we’re smart. But are you as smart as you could be? There’s a debate among some experts about how much general intelligence can be improved, but a growing body of research is finding that some things […]

"5 Ways Tragedy Makes You A Hella-Strong Person, Says Science" – YourTango

We become more resilient by gradually overcoming obstacles and tragic events in our lives and then applying the lessons learned to other areas of our lives. Ben Michaelis, PhD, clinical psychologist and mental health expert (and the author of Your Next Big Thing), says, “It is only through this experience of getting over a tragedy or overcoming a specific […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

The Blessing of Blessing

Dr. Ben Michaelis shares his experience sharing the blessing of blessing on a recent trip to attend the Oklahoma Creativity Forum, for HuffingtonPost.com.