Inspired by a comment made by a friend on her facebook page, I wanted to address the difficulty of finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain. I also wanted to write about what it actually means to self-soothe. Self-soothing is about allowing yourself to experience any uncomfortable emotions by using healthy… Continue reading Finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain is tough..
Ending the stigma of mental health is still proving to be a challenge, although in the UK we are getting ever closer to our goal of a deeper understanding, tolerance & acceptance of the importance of talking about our mental health. As somebody who has never known what life is like without mental health problems,… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness week
Approval seeking is a very common behaviour that all of us are guilty of at some point in our life. It might be that we are trying to impress someone we like, make a new friend or make a good impression on our new boss. It is perfectly normal to seek approval in others occasionally.… Continue reading Approval seeking
Although it isn’t Monday yet, I have already uploaded Monday’s Youtube video 3 hours early, as tomorrow I am mostly on the go and won’t be checking in much. As most of my videos focus on CPTSD, Narcissistic abuse, Dysfunctional Relationships and other areas of emotional difficulty, I wanted to address a cluster C disorder… Continue reading Avoidant Personality Disorder
You might have heard of the term infantilization but you may not realise how incredibly abusive it is when a parent does this to their child. It is only natural for a growing child to start developing independent thoughts, actions and opinions. For a narcissistic parent this can be very threatening, as they want to… Continue reading Infantilization
Generalised Anxiety Disorder is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event. People with GAD feel anxious most of the time and often struggle to remember the last time they felt truly relaxed. They are constantly affected by worried thinking, which… Continue reading GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
How do we each fit into this world? Are we defined by whether we have a good job? A good marriage? Do we feel that we constantly have to measure up to our friends’success? Do we feel that we have to have the latest gadget, a new car or a big house? Do we feel… Continue reading Status anxiety