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..
In yesterday’s video, I decided to talk about Avoidant Personality in a little more detail, as my first video became very popular in a short amount of time and many viewers reached out to me with questions . In this video I discuss some examples of what avoidance may look like, not only in full… Continue reading Avoidant Personality-Video II
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
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
If you have become estranged from your parents, it’s important to remember that this can be a very vulnerable place to be. Making the decision to become estranged from your family may alleviate some of the instant emotional pain after a huge argument, however, many people find that estrangement is a constant battle in their… Continue reading Dealing with parental estrangement