Do you feel like you haven’t been getting better in therapy? Have you been seeing your counselor for years and you’re still working on the same issues? Do you feel like your therapist always puts all the work of therapy on you? So how do you know when it is
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While many of us are lucky enough to escape major trauma in our lives, for others, trauma makes life difficult in ways we might not have imagined. Maybe you have experienced trauma; maybe in a small, seemingly insignificant way, or maybe in a very public, large scale circumstance. Either way,
Was your childhood more than just difficult? Verbal abuse (e.g., screamed at, belittled, insulted) Physical abuse (e.g., hit with objects, slapped, intimidated with violence) Sexual abuse (e.g., being touched sexually or inappropriately) Neglect (e.g., left alone for long periods of time, refusing to take care of injuries, ignoring health and
When you’re down, stressed, or anxious, do you tend to fixate on how you feel? When you’re feeling emotionally awful, do you try to figure out what the heck is wrong with you? Unfortunately, this kind of thinking increases our negative feelings, but there is something you can do about
We all have anxiety and worries but sometimes they hold us back from living life: traveling, starting relationships, making friends, getting out of house, having peace of mind. . . I took this picture during a trip to Hawaii with my wife. It was a breathtaking experience but if I
You’re having a panic attack. It feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest. You’re short of breath and gasping for air. You want to breathe as hard as you can but this is the worst thing you could do. That’s why you need a technique called diaphragmatic breathing.