What Are Your Boundaries Part 2

Boundaries are limits we set for ourselves. Everyone’s boundaries are different, and they are based on what is personally important to us. Boundaries can be set in several aspects of life, such as work, relationships, family, and in conflict. Boundaries can be set in several aspects of life, such as work, relationships, family, and in…

Emotional Abuse Part 1

Emotional abuse does not always lead to physical violence, however almost all physical or social violence does include emotional abuse. It is powerful tool used by one person to maintain a feeling of power and control over another person. This type of abuse is intended to install negative feelings such as shame, embarrassment, guilt and…

Practising Non Judgementalness

Leaving out comparison, judgements, and assumptions : Practice observing judgemental thoughts and statements, saying in your mind, “A judgmental thought arose in my mind.” Count judgemental thoughts and statements (by moving objects or pieces of paper from one pocket to another, by clicking a sports counter, or by marking a piece of paper). Replace judgemental…

Practising Describing Part 1

Description creates a vivid picture for the reader, it allows them to open a gateway to your story and imagine themselves within your fictional world. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to go into detail about everything for every scene. It’s about conveying important information to the reader in strategic places. Here are some ideas of…

Reactions to Trauma Part 3

Ways in which trauma affects people Some of the most common reactions to trauma are listed here and few we will discuss in tomorrow’s post. These reactions are often linked to one another, one may lead to another. It is not your fault if you are experiencing (or not experiencing) any of these. Strong feelings…

The Cognitive Model

Thoughts > Emotions > Behaviours Cognitive behavioural therapy (usually referred to as “CBT”) is based upon the idea that how you think determines how you feel and how you behave. The steps and example below show us this process: Step 1 : Something happens. It could be anything Step 2 : You have thoughts about…

Reactions to Trauma Part 1

What is Trauma? A trauma can be any distressing or upsetting event. Common traumas include accidents, disasters, or being hurt deliberately by other people. You might have experienced a trauma first hand or may have witnessed or heard about it. Trauma can happen to adults or to children, and it may have been one off…

Facts About Hypnosis Part 4

In order for hypnosis to work, you need to be motivated to make changes. Hypnosis doesn’t work if it’s against your will. What techniques does the hypnotist use? Hypnotists use carefully chosen language to help address your issues, and a particular tone of voice to soothe you. They’ll repeat important words to make sure they…

Cultivating Self Awareness Part 4

Self-love is one of my favorite topics to write about, but it’s occurred to me lately that I haven’t spent a great deal of time writing about one of the foundations of this important topic — self-awareness. Self-awareness is conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires, and it’s presence is essential for loving who…

Daily Dose for the Mind

The art of maintaining a good relationship Many of us invest time and money to live in a nice house, drive a fancy car, and appear young and beautiful. But how much do we invest in the intangible, like good relationships? If we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by family and friends who love…