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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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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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Fear, the Autonomic Nervous System & the narrowing of our Range of Behaviour

Fear versus anxiety Aside from the negative impact of unprocessed hurt from abuse I already mentioned, there is another detrimental factor to uncompleted past pain that I want to write about. That is, the underlying sense of threat a person … Continue reading

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Pain & Hurt

Pain and hurt Most people don’t like pain, they want to feel good and be happy. Unfortunately, painting on a happy smile when you feel like shit does not work. No amount of joyous masks or putting on a happy … 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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