Staying grounded helps us maintain hope in turbulent times. Maintaining empathy, perspective, staying grounded or mobilizing creates hope.
Overcoming depression requires addressing deep rooted patterns of thinking and behaving that fuel depression.
The journey to self-compassion lies in developing greater tolerance of the body’s defense mechanisms that show up as defensiveness.
If you want to prepare for therapy, one of the best things you can do prior to your session is to do some background reading on how trauma manifests and about the therapeutic approach decided upon by you and your therapist.
Retreating is a form of wisdom and an act of self-care to feed the soul, body and mind.
Spiritual bypassing is a coping mechanism, intentional or otherwise, that "protects" the ego from anxiety as an elaborate form of denial and avoidance.
Ambivalence is not always equivalent to denial or resistance. It can be perceived as thoughtful and considered reflection.
Slowing down increases out ability to be empathetic and reserves our energy for what matters in life.
We're wired for all the things that promote survival and anxiety is one of them. Where does fear mongering go overboard?