Sensory overload may show up as fatigue, irritability or shutting down. This can impact our sleep routines and create additional problems.
Staying grounded helps us maintain hope in turbulent times. Maintaining empathy, perspective, staying grounded or mobilizing creates hope.
Including a loved one in your therapy is an excellent way to practice relational skills and advance your progress in therapy.
Overcoming depression requires addressing deep rooted patterns of thinking and behaving that fuel depression.
Depression is a serious mental illness that impacts one’s self-image, perspective, hope, sense of capability and general outlook on life.
As human beings, we have an innate drive to seek out something beyond our basic biological needs. We also want and need purpose.
While you are writing, you are using a part of your brain that is different from the part of the brain where you are listening or speaking. Sometimes it is a way of disconnecting.
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.