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Investigating and Rewriting the Self-schema, Identifying my Values, Goal-Setting and Creating a Vision for the Future

Practice: Investigating and Rewriting the Self-schema In Part III, I suggested an action exercise on writing out what is currently in your Self-schema. Writing out the content of my Self-schema makes me aware of what kind of a person I … Continue reading

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Establishing Healthy Boundaries, Emotional Completion, Diagnosing Addictions and Removing Lifestyle Stressors

Socio-emotional Needs In addition to the basic human needs for air, light, water, food, sleep, strength and mobility, we also have social and emotional needs. As social animals, we have a need for social acceptance and we like to relate, … Continue reading

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Getting my Needs met in a Quality manner & Suggestions for Practice

Principle: Getting my needs met Human beings have a variety of needs, the most basic of which concern those that directly concern our survival. Oxygen (air), sleep and water are the most important and immediate, whereas light, food (energy and nutrition) … Continue reading

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Selective Attention & the Self-schema

Selective attention (or attention bias) In reality, there are a lot of different things we could be paying attention to at any given time. Because we can never focus on everything that’s out there, a selection has to be made … Continue reading

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Summary, Completion and the Capacity for Challenge

The incomplete needs company In a state of unprocessed past hurts, the wounded individual doesn’t feel whole. Like I wrote earlier: Deep down, the child knows that something just isn’t right. This intuitive feel is spot on as the child’s … Continue reading

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Mood Alterations & Addiction

Where there is emotional pain, addiction tends to follow The repression of emotions does not go without sacrifice; with it a degree of capacity for positive emotion is lost as well. Deep down, below the level of consciousness, the child … Continue reading

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The parent/child Trust Bridge and Trauma/Abuse

Defenceless child It is quite paradoxical that the child is usually more eager to explore new things than the adult, as the child is much more vulnerable. The child is physically small and not very strong, yet seems unfazed by … Continue reading

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