The Golem effect occurs when superiors, supervisors or authority figures anticipate low performance from those ‘below’ them.
Cognitive distortions are deemed ‘unhelpful’ because they are exactly that…UNHELPFUL.
If anyone is experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence, please do not hesitate to seek professional help.
A lot of intimate partner conflict arises simply because the couple don’t know or understand enough about each other.
Self-compassion is the antidote to self-criticism and self-hatred.
Loss is an inevitable part of life and we all respond to loss differently depending on our beliefs, values, social expectations, religions, cultures, etc.
The aim therefore is to achieve equality between thoughts and emotions because once they are equal, they are no longer seen as special and they return back to their arbitrary state.
The true self is often referred to by many terms such as ‘authentic self’, ‘original self’ or vulnerable self’. Likewise, the false self is referred to by terms such as ‘fake self’, ‘idealized self’ or ‘superficial self’.
Before committing to any one therapeutic treatment approach, do your research first.
Trauma exists independently of ptsd and can be classified prior to, and separate from, the diagnostic criteria stipulated by the DSM-5.
The second lesson is… the choices, thoughts, feelings, etc that we make in the NOW can and will supersede whatever has occurred in the past.
Rather than experiencing anxiety that they themselves will be abandoned by their parent (or others), they experience anxiety about THEM abandoning their parent (or others).