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Brené Brown: The Safe Way To Share Your Shame Story

Shame is a well-worn word used in therapy/counselling/recovery/addiction/moral injury and trauma etc.  It is all-encompassing and often over-used and incorrectly used in conversation circles.  I once asked an expert for the definition of shame (but you can get that below) but also asked what was the opposite of shame.  The answer?  Belonging!  When feeling overwhelmed

Suicide isn’t just “I want to die!”

A poignant message from a personal experience.  Worth a read. Suicide isn’t just simply “I want to die!” and it certainly isn’t ‘the easy way out’ or selfish as many people still believe it to be. August 3, 2017 by amysboarderlineworld Suicide has been in the media a lot over the past few years, particularly

The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You From Being Rational

Excellent read, considering the avalanche of so-called fake news in our feeds and social media… George Dvorsky Jun 30, 2016, 3:00pm The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean our brains don’t have major limitations. The lowly calculator can

Anxiety Disorders – types and descriptions. Depression and Anxiety symptoms and treatments are so closely aligned they can be confused

Anxiety Disorders By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. ~ 2 min read Anxiety disorders are a set of related mental conditions that include: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, and simple phobias. Anxiety disorders are treated by a combination of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. Anxiety, worry, and stress are

26 Things Adults Do Who Have Experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse

Childhood Emotional Abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences are hugely important in our development into adulthood.  They can affect/tarnish/mould/influence our relationships and way of connecting with the world.  It doesn’t take much to make a child feel insecure or unsafe – just feeling less than nourished emotionally is all it can take if it comes from