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Series II: How to manage shame
July 18, 2017

When people feel a sense of shame they develop a myriad of unhealthy coping strategies. These strategies can maintain stuckness, anger, control, perfectionism, anger, contempt and pleasing behaviours. These strategies can serve the person in the short term but ultimately do not reduce such feelings. The following techniques can help alleviate the soul-crushing emotion of … Continue reading “Series II: How to manage shame”

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Series I: Shame and guilt
July 18, 2017

Shame and guilt are another two sets of emotions which are often used interchangeably, however they are two very different experiences or phenomena. It is possible to often experience both at the same time. Shame is focused on ourselves, that we have wronged or done something that is dishonourable, e.g. “I’m bad.” Whereas, guilt is a painful feeling focused on responsibility or … Continue reading “Series I: Shame and guilt”

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Envy Series II: TECHNIQUES TO OVERCOMING ENVY
April 4, 2017

Envy is a strong desire or longing to have something that another person has, but jealousy is when there is worry that someone is trying to take away what you have. Feeling either of these emotions can evoke strong feelings of inadequacy. Here are a few helpful tips that may help:

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Envy Series I: GREEN EMOTIONS: WHAT IS ENVY?
March 11, 2017

When someone uses the phrase ‘green eyes’ they are implying that they are either envious or jealous. Envy and jealousy are terms often used interchangeably. Envy in its purest form is directed at other people, wanting what they possess such as their qualities or success.

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The New Digital Era: Online Therapy and Coaching
January 3, 2017

The New Digital Era: Online Therapy and Coaching With busy schedules and demands of modern day lives it can feel hard to fit in therapy or coaching. However, with the digital era to hand, the internet has opened up new innovativemental health treatment and self-development. Online therapy or coaching is often termed e-therapy or

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Therapy: What would Beyonce do?
November 3, 2016

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This is a common phrase we were probably raised on, I know I would listen to exactly these words in a song by Aaliyah growing up. A sense of being a failure or unsuccessful are both very common feelings that people from all different walks of life share and experience.

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The pursuit of high self-esteem: Part II
October 17, 2016

Cultivating self-esteem takes some practice; in my last article I went through two ways in which we can challenge our thinking styles: negative comparisons and critical inner voice. I also explored changing responses when accepting compliments. There are another few suggestions to try to boost your self-esteem:

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The pursuit of high self-esteem: Part I
September 30, 2016

My last article outlined the difference between self-esteem and self-confidence. Self-esteem refers to how much value people place on themselves internally. Psychological research indicates that high self-esteem can be an important factor in regards to relationships, health, self-image, academia and career achievements.

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Self-Esteem: What does it really mean?
September 16, 2016

Self-esteem, self-worth, self-efficacy, self-confidence.…so many terms can feel confusing and are all too often used in a similar way in day-to-day language. The two important terms that I’ll discuss in this article are both self-esteem and self-confidence. Self-esteem refers to how we see or rate ourselves internally.

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