About yozenbalki

Shri Mohan Balakrishna shortly known as Yozen Balki, a Senior Counseling Psychologist, Yozen Therapist and the founder of Yozen Therapy. He has great passion towards human psychology and is professionally treating individuals and groups who under go different kind of psychological challenges. He is in the field for more than 26 + years and runs Yozen Mind Self-development Centre successfully. He loves to blog in his part time and has great affinity towards the Heritage of Tamils and Tamils Siddhars ways.
I am primarily a senior counseling psychologist & yozen inner mind therapist

June 2009

Different types of psychology

By |June 11th, 2009|

Cognitive, Forensic Or Social Psychology ??

Cognitive psychology is the school of psychology that examines internal mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language. Cognitive psychologists are interested in how people understand, diagnose, and solve problems, concerning themselves with the mental processes which mediate between stimulus and response.
Forensic psychology is the intersection between Psychology and the Criminal justice system. It involves understanding criminal law in the relevant jurisdictions in order to be able to make legal evaluations and interact appropriately with judges, attorneys and other legal professionals. A forensic psychologist can be trained in clinical, social, organizational or any other branch of psychology. In the United States, the salient issue is the designation by the court as an expert witness by training, experience or both by the judge.
Social psychology is the study of how social conditions affect human beings. Scholars in this field are generally either psychologists or sociologists, though all social psychologists employ both the individual and the group as their units of analysis.

Different types of psychology

* Analytical Psychology

* Animal Psychology
* Behavioral Psychology
* Behaviorism
* Clinical Psychology
* Community Psychology
* Comparative Psychology
* Consumer Psychology
* Criminal Psychology
* Developmental Psychology
* Differential Psychology (Individual Differences)
* Ecological Psychology
* Ego Psychology
* Environmental Psychology
* Ethnopsychology
* Evolutionary Psychology
* Experimental Psychology
* Experimental Social Psychology
* Feminist Psychology
* Folk Psychology
* Forensic Psychology
* Genetic Psychology
* Gestalt Psychology
* Health Psychology
* History of Parapsychology
* Human Behavior
* Human Development
* Humanistic Psychology
* Individual Psychology
* Infant Psychology
* International Psychology
* Life-Span Developmental Psychology
* Mathematical Psychology
* Media Psychology
* Military Psychology
* Neuropsychology
* Parapsychology
* Political Psychology
* Psychohistory
* Psychology of Aging
* Psychology of Art
* Psychology of Color
* Psychology of Eating
* Psychology of Gender
* Psychology of Men
* Psychology of Music
* Psychology of Mysticism
* Psychology of Play
* Psychology of Religion
* Psychology of Sports
* Psychology of Violence
* Psychology of War
* Psychology of Women
* Psychophysiology
* School Psychology
* Self Psychology
* Thanatology
* Transpersonal Psychology

 

Courtesy: Web World

How to reduce your Tension / Stress ?

By |June 11th, 2009|

Sleep and Rest
Often, we just need a good night’ sleep or 6-8 hours of undisturbed relaxation to have a fresh mind. Then it becomes easier to focus on what is happening around us and to function smoothly. Once we get cracking on something that is irritating us it becomes a work in-progress and we do not feel like we are skirting the issue. Stress may lead to sleep-related disorders like sleep apnea and in serious cases, insomnia. When the same issue keeps playing in our mind repeatedly, it becomes difficult to change the focus to the need for sleep as opposed to getting rid of the problem.
Relaxation
Meditation, yoga, spa treatments, herbal remedies have been designed to reduce tensions and upsetting elements of daily life. Practice deep breathing if you do not have the time to plan out a relaxation schedule. Visualize pleasing situations and concentrate on the present. Special aromatic oils and music are also known to soothe your senses.
Deep Breathing
Have you ever noticed your breathing pattern when you are tense or under stress? It is usually shallow, jerky and unsteady and from the chest region. Until and unless this shallow, erratic breathing is replaced by deep and even breathing from the abdomen, the body will continue to be in a state of tension. Practicing abdominal breathing makes us feel calm and relaxed, mentally and physically. So concentrate on your breathing several times during the day — anywhere, anytime. Take a deep breath. Inhale through the nose. Feel the energy coming in and revitalizing your body. Breathe out through your mouth making a quiet relaxing whooshing sound like the wind you gently blow out. Continue to take long, slow, deep breaths which raise and lower your abdomen. Continue for 5-10 minutes and you’ll feel instant sense of well being.
Muscle relaxation training
One of the most tangible experiences of bodily stress is muscle tension or a tight contraction of several muscle groups in the body. By consciously doing the opposite, i.e. learning to keep the muscles loose and relaxed you could induce physical ease and mental calmness. To do this you have to first tense a set of muscles deliberately, as hard as you can do to feel real tension and discomfort in the muscles. Then slowly allow the muscles to relax and become aware internally the difference between tension and relaxation.
This is done progressively through every muscle group of the body like hands, arms, face, neck, shoulders, stomach, back, pelvis, legs and feet. Practiced in regular ½ hour sessions, sometimes with the help of machines (Biofeedback) over two weeks consistently can make you a relaxed, calm person.
Visualization
Through the power of creating positive, desirable images in your mind, you can literally wish away tensions calm yourself and relax both body and mind. Though we all daydream or fantasize all the time, creative visualization harnesses your verbalizations and consciously employs them for bettering yourself and your life. All you have to do is to sit or lie down in a quiet place, close your eyes and allow your mind to form mental sense impressions — using all the five senses of touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste — create visions, scenes of your own favourite place, real or imaginary. As you do so, affirm verbally your ability to relax “(I am letting go of tension from by body” or “I am calm and peaceful, etc.)”. Practice this thrice a day for 5-10 minutes regularly and then increase the time.
Meditation
Meditation is not necessarily a religious practice, nor is it just a form of rumination or mind control. Meditation is a process of making the mind free from disturbing thoughts. It teaches you to let your mind wander free and leads to pleasant experiences, heightened awareness and higher states of consciousness. It allows you to see yourself in a true perspective of being an observer, while being a part of it. It is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.
Hobbies/Recreation
Music, films, theater, painting, concerts, television, spectator sports, adventure sports, or amusement parks can all be regularly spaced out into your life to provide the much needed diversion from stresses of daily living. They may mentally block out stressors, providing a refreshing and safe outlet that enables the body and mind to regain balance and negate the ill effects of stress response. Though lasting only for a short period, they provide a shot in the arm for flagging spirits.
Posture
Keeping your back straight and neck upright will help to prevent muscular strains. You may often feel more tired and stressed because some part of your body aches.
Exercise
Physical activity helps to release negative energy. Exercise of any kind is indispensable to good health, and if done consistently can provide a safe outlet for our day to day stresses and frustrations. It relaxes the muscles, floods the brain with oxygen, renews energy, regulates sleep and appetite, makes you more alert, and releases natural pain killers in the body and chemicals in the brain to improve your mood and concentration. Jogging, biking or swimming done at least 3-5 times a week or games and sports like tennis, golf, badminton is highly effective for younger persons. Aerobics, squeezing special stress balls and walking or playing in a park will help you to regain focus on the simpler joys in life.
Eat Right
What you eat can promote or relieve stress and effect how you handle situations. Stay healthy and stress-free by taking time out for meals, eating at regular times, avoiding sugars and fats. If you are stressed out and need a break from anxiety, try foods low in fat and protein and high in complex carbohydrates for a calming effect. If you’re looking to concentrate your energy to help get you through a stressful day, look for food that enhances alertness. Try to avoid drinking too much caffeine to get you through the day as it makes it difficult to relax when you get home.
Social Support
Talking about things that bother you will help to give vent to your emotions and help to clarify the exact nature of problems. It may be possible to create a counseling or peer support group of say, women suffering from domestic violence, but these issues need not be the only reason for like-minded persons to come together. Kitty parties are an example of social support groups where it is easy to share one’s feelings and problems.
Keep a Diary
If you are afraid of being judged by other people when you pour your feelings out to them, then a personalized way to vent your thoughts and emotions is by keeping a diary. Going through the diary may give you peace and the ability to look back, in retrospect and realize how trivial some problems are.
Laugh
Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormones in the body. It increases the level of health-enhancing and antibody-producing cells enhancing the body’s immune system. As a physical and emotional release, laughter distracts us from guilt, shame, anger and other negative emotions while connecting us to those around us. So laugh away your blues and your tensions. Keep cheerful company, read funny books/jokes, watch comedy films and laugh heartily!
Encourage, reward and love yourself!
You are a wonderful person who is capable of doing many great things for yourself, your family and your community. Never underestimate your potential. Believe that you can achieve all that you set out to if you work conscientiously. While it is good to be meticulous, do not worry or get upset over small details. Take them in your stride and move forward. Reward yourself for making small things happen like getting an A grade, or having a productive day at work or pursuing the hobby of your choice.
Courtesy Google:

“Quotes on Anger”

By |June 11th, 2009|

Anger: The Self-Destructive Sword. 

-Buddha 

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, HeartMath Solution
Physiologically, it simply doesn’t matter whether your anger is justified or not. The body doesn’t make moral judgements about feelings; it just responds.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, HeartMath Solution
Resentment, anger, frustration, worry, disappointment—negative emotional states, justified or not, take a toll on your heart, brain and body. Don’t let justified emotions rob your health and well-being.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin, HeartMath Solution
When we consciously choose a core heart feeling over a negative feeling, we effectively intercept the physiological stress response that drains and damages our systems and allow the body’s natural regenerative capacities to work for us. Instead of being taxed and depleted, our mental and emotional systems are renewed. As a consequence, they are better able to ward off future “energy eaters” like stress, anxiety and anger before they take hold.
Leo Buscaglia
Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
Helen Douglas
Character isn’t inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.
Chuck Norris
Men are like steel: when they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
Tryon Edwards
To rule one’s anger is well; to prevent it is still better.
Cato
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes.
St. Francis De Sales
There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
Chinese Proverb
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Elizabeth Kenny
He who angers you conquers you.
Greek
Those who the Gods would destroy
First they would make angry
Haliburton
When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.
Willard Gaylin
Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
Lawrence J. Peter
Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
Tamil proverb
Great anger is more destructive than the sword.
Alfred Montapert
Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
Thomas Haliburton
When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.
Clarendon
Anger is the most impotent passion that accompanies the mind of man; it effects nothing it goes about; and hurts the man who is possessed by it more than any other against whom it is directed.
Jefferson
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.
Thomas a Kempis
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Aristotle (384-322 BC) – Greek philosopher
Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not easy.
Benjamin Franklin
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule.
Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself.
Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.
Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire.
Dr. Robert Anthony
The angry people are those people who are most afraid.
Tyron Edwards
To rule one’s anger is well; to prevent it is still better.
Horace
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

 

January 2009

நாளையெனும் மூட மனம் !

By |January 1st, 2009|

 

நாளை நாளையென நன்மைசெய நாள்பார்த்து
வேளைதனை தள்ளுமது வீண்வாழ்க்கை வாழுமது
காலை எழுந்தமர்ந்து கதிரவனை காண்பதுவும்
சோலைக் குயில்பேச்சை செவியிரண்டில் கேட்பதுவும்
 
இல்லை தன்வசத்தில் என்றாலும் பேதையது
வில்லை உடைத்தபின்பு ஸ்ரீராமன் திருமணம்போல்
தொல்லைஎலாம் ஒழிந்தபின்னர் கடல்அலைகள் ஓய்ந்தபினர்
தில்லை அமர்ந்திருந்து நல்லதெலாம் செய்வமெனும்!
 
குளிக்க மறந்ததில்லை குச்சியினால் பல்துலக்கி
களிக்க மறந்ததில்லை ஊர்தோறும் சுற்றிவந்து
புளிக்க பேசுவதை ஒழித்ததில்லை ஊனுடம்பு
தெளிக்க நறுமணங்கள் தவறியதும் இல்லையது!
 
சேர்க்க மறந்ததில்லை சேர்த்தபொருள் காவல்
பார்க்க மறந்ததில்லை தன்பெண்டு தன்பிள்ளை
கோர்க்க மறந்ததில்லை நவமணிகள் என்றாலும்
மூர்க்கமனம் மூடமது சொல்லும் நாளையென!
 
-Yozen Balki

October 2008

நான் இயற்கையின் கூறு! I am a part of Nature!

By |October 17th, 2008|

 

நான் என்னில் வேர் விட்டு
இறுக்கமாய் எனைப் பற்றி
என்னிலிருந்து
என் மேல் உயர்ந்தவன் !
 
எனது கிளைகளில்
பூத்துக் கனிபவன் !
 
என்னை
எந்த மனித சக்தியும்
திசை திருப்பி
வீழ்த்தி விட முடியாது!
 
சேற்றிலே பிறந்தாலும்
செந்தாமரை எப்படி
சேற்றில் ஒட்டாமல்
நீர் பரப்புக்கு மேலே உயர்ந்து
கம்பீரமாய் மலர்கிறதோ
அவ்வாறே
மனிதர்களுக்கு மத்தியில்
பிறந்தாலும்
நான்
மனிதனல்லன் !
 
நான்
பஞ்ச பூதங்களின் கலவை !
இயற்கையின் அடையாளம் !
 
ஆதியந்தமற்ற
இப்பிரபஞ்சத்தின்
ஓர் உன்னதக் கூறு!
 
-YozenBalki