As much as I dislike watching the news and tend to limit what I take in, it is increasingly difficult to not be affected by the constant bombardment of war footage, terrorist attacks, murder and suffering. When you are a highly sensitive & empathetic person, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sadness of… Continue reading The aftermath of a traumatic incident
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..
Following on from my post Are you a chronic over-explainer? , I now want to address why & how to actually stop over-explaining. As I mentioned in my previous post, many individuals who suffer from low self-esteem or people-pleasing, have an almost compulsive need to over-explain. Others do it, because they have been misunderstood many… Continue reading Why & How to stop over-explaining
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
Gratitude is a very important tool that most of us don’t use as often as we could. To be grateful for all that we have in our life can bring a certain sense of contentment and peace. Studies have been done, which show that gratitude improves both mental and physical health. Gratitude can reduce feelings… Continue reading How to live with gratitude
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
I wanted to share this great article by Psych Central. http://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2017/01/15-ways-you-are-resisting-therapy-or-recovery/ It is ok to not ‘click with a therapist’ or to not be ready for therapy.This can also happen in a coaching relationship too. You find someone to assist you on your journey of change or recovery and the 2 of you just don’t… Continue reading 15 ways you are resisting therapy or recovery