Focused on the relationship between doctor and patient. Therapy is the process of self-discovery.
3 Mindset Shift To Heal Unresolved Feelings Faster
We may not always look like we need to heal; physically speaking, everything might be just fine — yet deep inside, we know that we need to give more attention to certain things: unresolved feelings, thought patterns, and sometimes health issues.
Controvery of a Catfish
As I sit to write this it’s a composition I am not quite sure where to start. From the top? From the fruit of my love for someone I met over a decade ago who has since gone on to become the kind of human I can’t help but respect and wish more than anything could be able to love in the way that he deserves? It’s hard to say where I should start and I don’t really want to name anyone in particular while I talk about this so I am going to use initials for each person. For myself I will use ‘S’ and for the REAL person I have had feelings for after so long I will use ‘RJ’ for the CATFISH I will use ‘CJ’
How Narcissists Use Cognitive Dissonance to Their Advantage.
What is Cognitive Dissonance? The concept of Cognitive Dissonance was introduced in 1957 by a psychologist named Leon Festinger. In his book, A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, Festinger explored the ways in which our brains are hardwired to decode the world around us. He discovered when something occurs that doesn't align with our core belief system, it causes us discomfort, which makes our brains react by explaining it away in order to alleviate the discomfort.
On Effort in Therapy
I do my best to be as transparent with my counselor as I can be; however, at the start of my journey this was not the case. There were many uncomfortable thoughts and feelings I had that I waited a long time to share. As anyone who has been in that position knows, it’s hard to be so vulnerable with someone who you don’t know very well. But the one feeling I had that I waited much too long to disclose was this one: Self-care is hard, and I don’t want to do it.
An Introduction to Affirmations
When my counselor first suggested using affirmations to better my mood, I did not agree with the idea. I thought, “If I’m already in a shit mood, how is lying to myself an being blindly positive going to help at all? I’ll feel so fake doing that.” After some further discussion of those points, I realized just how wrong I had it.
Saved By The Sea
Mental Health Awareness has been at the forefront of many of our experiences in the last few years. When Covid-19 started to affect the world and countries enacted lockdowns for safety, many people experienced new challenges as the world stopped and we all had a moment to think about our lives in relation to the whole. We had spent so long on the hamster wheel of day to day living, shoving our problems deeper as we put a face on every day when we walked out of the door. Lockdown meant many of us realised that this way of life was causing us harm and that things had to change, that we could no longer live how we did before. For some lockdown increased their isolation and they found without others, they struggled to maintain good health. I think for all of us, it keenly bought home the fragility of the human condition.
What Is The True Source Of Confidence?
With the rapid pace at which our world is growing, with all its advancements and daily, new requirements — more than ever, confidence is becoming a key element in whether or not some of us (and our dreams) will make it through this emerging era of everything-and-everyone-must-be-perfect.
Why You Must Take Online Therapy and Counselling for Your Mental Health
Internet Counseling or Psychotherapy, talk or talking treatment, directing, or just treatment—regardless of the name it’s known by, psychological wellness advising can help individuals battling with passionate troubles, life challenges, and emotional well-being concerns.
Getting the Most Out of Therapy
As my mom always says, "Everyone has their own stuff." Have you ever wondered how to make therapy more beneficial for you? Well, I'm sure you are wondering now that you have read that sentence. I am going to outline and try to explain why different things may, or may not, work based on my experience with therapists.
How Motivational Interviewing Can Improve Your Mental Wellness
Motivational Interviewing is a counseling method that was originally intended to help people recover from addictions, but it may now be used to enhance social and interpersonal skills for a variety of mental health problems. MI evolved as a reaction to the realization that changing established
I have worked in the field of social work for nearly a decade now. The majority of social workers can’t help but to get emotionally invested in their work. They have to work through vicarious trauma, vicarious grief, their own grief, and feelings of helplessness when they know there is nothing more they can do to support someone but that person is still struggling. Self care is preached as the most important thing for people working in the human services to do, but self care is such a vague and difficult thing to figure out. So many people have such diverse suggestions to work through the stresses and burnout of the job but everyone is so different no one suggestion will work for everyone.
What If Your Therapist Is Your Soulmate?
You've probably seen numerous Hollywood films or read romantic novels highlighting the scandalous event of two people being soulmates, despite the circumstances they're in. Maybe it was a student/teacher duo or even a doctor/patient situation that kept you hooked into the storyline, rooting for the characters to pull through. Though it makes for great entertainment, the reality of these friendships happens more often than you may think.