Are you feeling more exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, or down than usual? Maybe you find that you are irritable, angry, withdrawn, or bored. You are not alone. We are living through a disaster, both natural and human-caused. I speak not only of COVID-19 but of the mental and physical health issues associated with the ‘new normal’
The capacity for self-control, whether of attention, behaviors, or impulses, is essential for social adaptation (Freud, 1930/2010). With the complex demands and ever-present distractions of modern-day societies, success in many life tasks depends on this capacity for self-control (Moffitt et al., 2011). Yet, this can be very trying for individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Do I Have OCD? Have your hands been feeling a bit dry and rough lately from washing your hands more often? Or have you made your 5th trip to the shops already this week to stock up on hand sanitizer and cleaning products? Since the news of Covid-19 spread across the globe, contamination fears have
In the last several months, the world has gone through a collective trauma regarding COVID-19. Most countries went into some form of lockdown. Many people were separated from family and friends, while others lived the nightmare of being trapped with their abuser with no possibility of escape. Health care workers on the frontlines have been
“Recognition and Acknowledgement are often the missing elements in people’s interactions with each other” (Gilbert & Shmukler, 1996).
Globally we are experiencing challenging times, people may feel invisible as they remain isolated, discriminated against, separated from loved ones, restrictions placed upon them.
I want to share something with you that may seem simple in concept yet has a profound impact on our wellbeing and others. What I would like to share is a Transactional Analysis concept called the Stroke Economy, developed by the Psychotherapist Claude Steiner.
Are you concerned about others’ opinions of you? Do you refrain from standing in the spotlight at work or avoid expressing your beliefs? Perhaps you engage in people pleasing? As a result, these actions might lead you to achieve less than what you are capable off. Self-esteem is sometimes referred to as self-worth or self-respect.