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Many people that have consistently been struggling with their weight may sooner or later turn to humorous, self-criticism as a defence mechanism. Overweight people have often been stereotyped in society and popular culture as the heart and soul of the party because of their humorous approach ... Views: 24
What harm can a 12-year-old girl do to the world? One would think. Before I met David, I’d say none.
Generally speaking, a 12-year-old girl is associated with innocence and powerlessness.
Unless, maybe, when such a girl is a nanny, having to take care of younger children.
David came ... Views: 40
Keep making those Requests
Making requests may seem like such a simple thing. Of course I do that you say to yourself. Check again it can be the root of many negative emotions especially resentment.
I have a friend of many years who as a teenager was experimenting with a rocket that exploded ... Views: 62
Do you often feel like you don’t fit in your world? Do you sometimes see or hear things that other people don’t? Do you often feel like you have trouble paying attention and have lost interest in things that you used to enjoy?. Do you sometimes have trouble speaking and getting organized? Do you ... Views: 36
The onset of schizophrenia can be any age from around 16 to 30 with some rare cases as old as 40. The average age of onset is 19. If your teenager or young adult has the following signs they may have schizophrenia: garbled speech or pauses in conversation, periods of staring in space, and ... Views: 63
One of the challenges for men in the modern world is to accept that they have stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Women now expect their man to be open and share his feelings. In previous generations men were expected to go to work and provide the money. This was not ... Views: 55
Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and Tedx speaker, revealed to his audience in a segment called “The Most Important Lesson from 83,000 Brain Injuries” the ineffectiveness of modern psychiatric practices. He also referred to the influx of returning U.S. combat veterans who served in Iraq and/or ... Views: 83
Regain Your Inner Core By Working On Core Issues
The concept of family goes back to the beginning of time. It’s the traditional social system that shapes our inter-personal dynamics and provides the working model for the story we create about ourselves. Of course, we’ve all been children at ... Views: 61
Often times partners share their wondering about how exclusivity, monogamy, and fidelity is possible in a longterm relationship. It is usually the male partners who pose this question when their female counterpart is not present.
I appreciate their honesty, risk and willingness to explore ... Views: 115
Dear Dr. Romance I am in a same sex relationship of a year and 3 months. My girlfriend Phyllis and I have a constant communication problem that we want to address. Neither of us are currently working. I do get unemploymnet but my bills out weigh my income. Do you know how we can find low ... Views: 97
The criticisms of others can do you a great service! Yes, I said service not the disservice you’ve come to feel it is. How can the criticisms of others serve you? By destroying your ego. This sounds awful, doesn’t it? Of course, it does. Most of us have falsely identified with our egos. We ... Views: 136
Once more, mindfulness is being totally present and in the moment and avoiding judgment. So how do we connect our increased practice with mindfulness to our eating behaviors and attitude to food?
Sadly, we let our lives become so busy that things become automatic, even some of the things we ... Views: 72
Mindfulness is about stabilizing. Studies have shown that people who have experienced trauma can benefit highly from this type of work. (Cullen, 2011). When people have experienced trauma, they can be challenged with high levels of stress, anxiety and depression at any time.
When we increase ... Views: 48
Dr. Romance writes:
I’ve been talking with clients a lot recently about what to do if someone you love or care for is self-destructing through addiction, or is making it difficult to be a friend because they’re out of control. We all have had some dramatic examples on television and in ... Views: 279
Scientific research demonstrates that belief in a treatment method has a direct affect on the probability for its success. These findings apply to all types of healing methods and approaches. Given the immense power of belief, following are 5 of the more common beliefs that can sabotage even the ... Views: 357
Awakening to Our Celestial Nature 8 Day Course (Part 1)
By Author: White Wolf
Awakening to our Celestial Nature (Day 1)
This course is for anyone that feels that there is more to life than what they are getting. There are certain rules in this Universe that we must follow so that we can ... Views: 36
Seasonal affective disorder, otherwise SAD in short, is considered a state of depression fuelled by the particularities typical for each of the four seasons summer, autumn, winter and spring. Quite simply experiencing an inappropriate mood thus being unable to adjust for the seasonal change that ... Views: 474
There's no escaping the fact that children take up time. In fact, they tend to take up so much time that there can be little left over to focus on yourself. Babies especially are incredibly demanding and their needs can become all-consuming. Even the most organised and efficient mums admit to ... Views: 35
Most people are empathetic, unless they have a personality disorder, and they understand that emotions are sacred. To be taken seriously. Most people agree that it’s morally unethical to toy with someone else’s emotions.
But some people—notably narcissists and psychopaths—find emotional ... Views: 218
The little girl with no needs. The little boy who takes care of mom. Premature maturity, is in fact, no escape from having needs or needing to be taken care of. It is not an escape from being a child, and it is in fact, not often maturity at all. Premature maturity is something else more ... Views: 368
Dr. Romance writes:
I recently had a first session with a client who said, about halfway into the hour “Wow. I like you. I’m surprised.” I laughed, but I knew what the client meant. As a psychotherapist in private practice, I encounter a lot of people who waited far too long to come in for ... Views: 252
There is a myth that those who self harm are seeking attention; on the contrary, people who self harm are known to keep their actions private. Common reasons such as shame or fear prevent the individual from asking for help; this is why an important factor into supporting people who self harm is ... Views: 246
Are you afraid of conflict with your significant other or friend? Do you make bad decisions to accommodate him? Do you tell little white lies to avoid problems? Do you blame yourself for his dissatisfaction? Do you rush to pamper him when he becomes irritated? Do you sacrifice and give, give, ... Views: 213
Christian Counseling is now growing in terms of its popularity all around the world. Gone are the days when anything to do with religion were looked on by psychologists and counselors as being detrimental to one’s mental health. A plethora of studies have now shown that spiritual beliefs, a ... Views: 324
Many families are often confronted by situations that may cause stress, anger, tension and heartache in the family dynamics. For this reason, a family may consider going to family therapy sessions to work through some of those problems and challenges. A therapist is a good sounding board when ... Views: 239
Right off the bat that must sound like such a selfish thing to say, why would I wish what had happened to me on my siblings? But it’s an age-old question that hunted me for many years. Did I do something wrong? Was it because I miss behaved? Surly not I only acted that way to get noticed. If I ... Views: 220
My loved one has only been sober for 1 month. Why aren’t they answering their phone? Did he/she relapse again? Oh no…not again. You call. They don’t answer. You drive by their favorite restaurant; their favorite bar. They aren’t there. You call their friends. No answer.
There it ... Views: 356
When you mention the term self harm today the public normally associates it with young people, particularly school children or teenagers. Whilst self harm is prevalent amongst young people, it also might appear that it is prolific in the education system! It is important therefore, to paint an ... Views: 306
My name is Geraldine Winter, owner of LifeChangers in Hampshire, UK. I am qualified in many therapies through
The School of Natural Health Sciences, http://www.naturalhealthcourses.com
The above ‘quotation by Confucius’, has certainly proved to be right for me. When deciding on the name ... Views: 392
Are you looking for the answer to “help with sleep?” Look no further! In this article I am going to give you 5 proven and effective methods to treating your insomnia with ease. After you read this article on help with sleep, I can guarantee that you will tend to sleep better at night and feel ... Views: 335
Online therapy - also known as e-therapy, e-counselling or cyber-counselling – involves a therapist providing support over the Internet. But does it work? How does it compare to face-to-face therapy? And is it worth a go?
Firstly, does it work? The short answer is yes. Much like face-to-face ... Views: 272
Expressive Writing: What is it?
Expressive writing is fancy term for something very simple: expressing yourself through writing. It is the process of putting your thoughts, feelings and experiences down in to words. Expressive Writing is what you are doing when you write in a journal or a ... Views: 332
What makes one person's healing session so amazing, while another
person seems to get little results with the same healer? How is it
that some people can claim to experience miracles in their lives,
while other people seem to be stuck with their problems? The answer is
the client's approach ... Views: 354
Drug and alcohol abuse is much more common now than it was in the past. When illegal drugs first surfaced in the 1960s and 70s, drug use was completely unheard of in the social settings, and when the casual users became addicts, there was no help or solutions for them. As the use of drugs and ... Views: 304
Having ADHD can be frustrating. Merely struggling with compensating for the challenges so they don’t interfere with daily functioning and learning new ways to do things can be taxing. There is a constant internal battle of symptom and strategy waging inside yourself when you are coping with ... Views: 696
How To Balance Your Emotions
By Pierre Ah-Fat, MBA, Transformation Coach
We want to love and be loved. Don't we?
We may fear being rejected by others. But before asking why others would reject us have we ever wondered whether we accept ourselves as we are? Ever wondered whether you ... Views: 337
Is your life in a rut? Do you feel stuck? Do you want something more out of your life? Are you ready for a change? Maybe you should consider life coaching … it is an alternative path to change, wellness and success.
I recently read a very enlightening article in USA Today, titled "Life-Coaches ... Views: 480
Rather than a specific therapy, there is a philosophy that appears to hold the key to binding all this treatment and recovery stuff together, Interestingly enough, an anthropologist named David Reynolds introduced me to this “philosophy” several years ago. Dr. Reynolds, who last I heard lives in ... Views: 530
What is EFT therapy? How can it help us in managing stress?
Almost every day we are accompanied with stress, from home to the office. We cannot resolve the everyday demand of life, demands like time for the family, career advancement, time freedom and many more. The things that give us a ... Views: 951
There are those who, when confronted with a crisis situation or with a need to change something, get into a “helpless” state of mind. They feel they don’t have control over their lives, that they can’t make decisions and move forward. They might feel stuck in whichever situation ... Views: 531
"Provocative" can mean many different things to different people. What I'm going to address in this article are those people who use negative provocation as a neurotic defense against their own feelings of rejection and alienation. Let me start by saying that both of my parents were somewhat ... Views: 318
Self Determination Theory in the Real World
Have you thought about the significance that self determination and empowerment principles have had on you lately? We’re all faced with daily situations that offer us instant opportunity to integrate this concept into our repertoire of behavioral ... Views: 287
Congratulations. If you’re reading this article you may just have taken an important step in choosing to have an entirely different relationship regarding your emotional reactions to your mother. That’s very exciting—and truly admirable! Especially after all these years of feeling that you were ... Views: 283
When relationships become too much to handle and you feel like you could use a little help, some families seek the assistance of couples counseling in Fort Lauderdale. Some people may have been tormented for years and the weight of coping with these situations become too much for them. ... Views: 310
When relationships become too much to handle and you feel like you could use a little help, some families seek the assistance of couples counseling in Fort Lauderdale. Some people may have been tormented for years and the weight of coping with these situations become too much for them. ... Views: 276
The sound coming from a tuned wind chime is unique, creating an aura of tranquility and serenity that will flow through any living space. These would be a nice change from the loud, chaotic noises we hear everyday. Why don't you choose to provide the gift of serenity to your loved ones this ... Views: 714
Since curing my own anxiety, OCD and agoraphobia over 14 years ago, myself and my team of counselors, psychologists and anxiety recovery specialists have helped over 155,000 people worldwide to find the freedom they so desperately deserve.
Over the last 15 years we have seen a steady increase ... Views: 607
How many times have I felt that way and how often have I heard this sigh coming from others before I began to deal with Emotional Manipulation? Weeding out manipulative attempts from straightforward communication or rightful influence is not always an easy ride.
Cloud of negative ... Views: 379
Giving hope to someone who needs it, whether their situation be a desperate one or simply a need for inspiration is perhaps the most important gift one can give, as well as in many ways being the most difficult thing to help instigate. It is often easier to give a false sense of hope than a real ... Views: 546
The Place of Compassion
If you think of disapproval and approval of people as two opposite ends of a continuum, where would you put compassion?
It's a trick question. Compassion doesn't even belong on that continuum. Compassion is something wholly different.
You will automatically tend to ... Views: 351