Tag - Stress

Healing from Emotional Abuse: Rebuilding Self-Esteem and Confidence By Susan George

What is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse represents a persistent pattern of coercive behaviours and tactics used to undermine another person's self-worth, independence, and sense of reality. While physical and abuse inflict visible injuries, emotional abuse perpetuates an insidious form of battering against the psyche itself. While the wounds may be psychological rather than bodily, emotional abuse creates deep trauma that can...

Quieting the Mind: Overcoming Cognitive Fusion and Intrusive Racing Thoughts at Night By Susan George

Introduction:  We've all experienced those restless nights when our minds seem to be racing a million miles per hour, making it impossible to drift off into peaceful slumber. Thoughts swirl around incessantly, ranging from mundane to-do lists to deep existential worries, leaving us tossing and turning until the wee hours of the morning. This common phenomenon can leave you feeling...

Martin Seligman’s Theory of Learned Helplessness: Implications for Motivation By Susan George

Have you ever felt stuck and unable to escape a difficult situation, even when a solution was possible? This phenomenon is  known as learned helplessness. Learned helplessness occurs when an individual faces challenging situations but feels incapable of finding solutions, even if they are readily available. Those struggling with learned helplessness often express frequent complaints, feeling overwhelmed and powerless...

Do You Find The Holiday Season Stressful? Or Perhaps Are Feeling Lonely? By Susan George

Introduction In the midst of the festive season, where joy and togetherness are celebrated, trees adorned with twinkling lights, windows decorated with Christmas ornaments, classic films airing on every channel, and carols echoing through the streets—all these holiday symbols have the power to evoke the most wonderful emotions. However, they can also feel oppressive when we’re finding it difficult to...

Navigating Holiday Stress: Strategies for Adults and Children By Susan George

We know that the holiday season is typically associated with joy and happiness. However, for many individuals, it can also bring about mental distress, including stress. According to Ellen Braaten, PhD, the holidays can be a mix of joy and stress. Festive holidays aren't happy or healthy for everyone. For some people, they mean long to-do lists, family tension...

Self-Care: What is it? Who cares?

The term self-care has been thrown around by the media for the past decade. According to Google trends, searches relating to self-care have more than doubled since 2015. But what is it? Why does everyone not stop talking about it? And how do you actually “do” self-care? A technical definition for self-care is "a multidimensional, multifaceted process of purposeful engagement in...

How will your life look like post COVID—19

How will your life look like post COVID—19?

Identifying What’s Important: If we were to take a positive perspective on COVID-19, it’s vital to identify what is really important to us. This is different for each of us, and its good to reflect upon what the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown had upon you, and what you now value more than you did previously? What we have...