Category: Therapy

Dealing with Shame

Treatment for shame  When shame takes root in your life, it can alter how you look at yourself, lead to disconnection from others, contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and/or lead to drug and alcohol abuse. Shame is false self-belief with the following associated behaviour: Despair Blame Projection Suicidal urge Bullying Emotions attached to … more

What is Guilt ?

Guilt is an emotion that applies to actions, whereas shame applies to people. Someone who cheats a friend or causes an injury through carelessness may feel bad about what they have done (guilt, connected to remorse) as well as feeling bad about themselves (shame). Some people feel guilt more acutely than others, but its impact … more

7 Symptoms of Fear

Fear can be sudden and dramatic or long-term and pervasive; like a nagging wound or paralysing in its force. Symptoms of fear are Worry Anxiety Confusion Dulling of senses Panic Terror Dissociation The message fear is giving you Fear is an intuitive, focused awareness of something that is a threat to your physical, mental or … more

Coping with Anxiety

PTSD Anxiety triggers Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) anxiety can be triggered by any of your senses – a sight that reminds you forcefully or even obliquely of the traumatic event, a loud noise, a smell that takes you back, the jostling of a large crowd … Sometimes the feeling will build slowly, sometimes it feels … more

Dealing with Anger

Dealing with anger issues Symptoms of anger are: Rage Fury Deflection, sometimes dragging in an innocent bystander Boredom or apathy, masking anger that you feel unable to deal with openly The message anger is giving you Anger lets you know your emotional, physical or psychological boundary has been flouted, sometimes by a person you feel … more