Photo by Flora Westbrook on Pexels.com We hear about post-natal depression, anxiety and mental health difficulties so often that people stopped asking "why" these difficulties occur and started treating these as something expected. Here and there at pre-natal classes, from mothers and friends we hear that "baby blues" is something to "watch out for" but … Continue reading Parenthood Challenges For Trauma Survivors
No one wants to be in lockdown. Often, it is forced upon us all of a sudden, amidst the global pandemic, throwing our lives into chaos and forcing us to stay home, isolate and limit our lives to basic necessities. Many articles been written about the heavy impact lockdowns have on our mental health, and … Continue reading Journey Inwards. Using Lockdown To Your Mental Health Advantage.
Who is that part of you that does things against your own intentions? How come you intend to do one thing and later find yourself doing the opposite? Do you often wonder how or why you act a certain way, failing to understand your intentions? These questions may be just common for anyone, as … Continue reading The Enemy Within. Self-maltreatment In Trauma Survivors.
Nigtmares are the most unpleasant and often very persistent symptom of post-traumatic stress. Many people suffer from them to such degree where they fear going to sleep and cannot get a good night rest. While nightmares are a real pain, they are not only a nuisance. In my practice of working with trauma survivors long-term, … Continue reading Nightmares And How You Can Use Them To Guide Your Recovery
Trauma survivors often ponder about the question of forgiveness and find it difficult to resolve. Should one forgive their mother for abandoning them? Should one forgive their father for emotional and physical abuse? Is forgiving one’s parents a necessary part of the recovery process? Will “not forgiving” leave a person with a constant sense of … Continue reading Should I Forgive My Parents? Letting Go And Holding On For Childhood Trauma Survivors.
Ever caught yourself in a cycle of self-blame? Ever felt like procrastinating, under-performing, and then pushing yourself even harder, forcing yourself into doing stuff and failing to keep up with your own demands, then hating yourself, spiraling further into feeling not worthy. Failed projects, failed plans to follow the diet or exercise, failed attempts to … Continue reading Making Friends With Your Self-Critic. A Pathway Towards Higher Self-Esteem.
Would you agree that low self-esteem underpins many mental health issues today? When I hear about the rising cases of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorders in the modern world, I wonder how many people suffer form those because they don’t like themselves very much. In my practice I’ve assessed hundreds of clients who tell … Continue reading High Price We Pay For Low Self-esteem
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