Narcissism, Caregiving, and Trauma: Facing Uncomfortable Feelings Results in Healing

This post explores the importance of feeling and understanding our emotions in combatting Mental Health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome, and addiction. This post argues that in order for healing to take place or intimacy to occur, we must be able to feel our feelings and learn from them.

Intimacy: When Your Strength Overshadows You

This post explores the impact of the Early Maladaptive Schemas Self-Sacrifice and Emotional Inhibition in caregiver and codependent type individuals, often leading them to attract Narcissistic individuals and one-sided relationships and to feel unseen and unvalued.

Putting the Pieces Together: ACTing to Embrace the Life You Have

This post explores Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT Therapy, and how expectations and disappointments can keep us trapped in negative cycles and prevent us from embracing the life we have.

Priorities: Goalkeeping is Key

This post explores the necessity of defining priorities when setting goals and making decisions. Decision-making should be done by evaluating highest-priority goals and making choices that move us towards those goals.

Punitiveness: Moral Conviction or Self-Infliction?

This post compares the personality trait of authoritarianism to the schema Punitiveness and offers useful tips for dealing with the schema of Punitiveness.

Orchids: The Struggle in the Bloom

This post explores the concept of resiliency by considering the fact that an Orchid often blooms by being stimulated by unfavorable conditions. Resiliency often produces growth in individuals, especially when brought about by difficult situations.

Validation and the Walls Before Us

This post explores the impact of not receiving validation from those close to us. This post also includes steps to take to increase likeliness of receiving and giving validation.

Needing in a Time of Uncertainty

This post explores the challenges of coping with COVID or other situations which have a high level of uncertainty. Post encourages individuals to explore their feelings and needs and practice naming them. Additionally, this post questions the American value of self-sufficiency and whether that is helping individuals to ask for help or get their needs met. Tips are provided to assist individuals in exploring their thoughts and feelings about their capacity to ask for and accept help from others and how this impacts their self-image.

%d bloggers like this: