In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic I have recently found myself wondering how our drastically altered lifestyles will be affecting us all at an emotional level. And I don't just mean the obvious anxieties we hold around our employment, finances, housing, food access or health either.
When we've experienced childhood trauma it can be really difficult to break free from its devastating impact even many years down the line. It might make little or no sense to us why someone who was supposed to nourish and protect us could behave so cruelly, and we may find ourselves stuck in a place of deep anger, resentment, bitterness, pain and confusion. Whilst this video isn't a magic-wand solution in freeing ourselves from trauma (we still have to do the healing work which takes time, compassion, bags of self-love and patience) I really do hope that by understanding a little bit about arrested development you may regard it as a healing tool on your journey in the way I have.
Depressive and anxious episodes in others can sometines feel triggering if you already have a sensitivity towards experiencing those states. Trying to be an anchor for your loved one when you’re in a dark space yourself can feel overwhelming and you may find yourself drained, not really knowing how to give. Here’s my top-five tips for riding out the storm together.
Tips for switching off floods social media with the obvious suspects of mindful breathing, CBT strategies, mediation and yoga – but what if those relaxation techniques just don’t work for you? What if trying to relax stresses you out?
How to prevent couple arguments over the Christmas holidays. Handy hints and tips to avoid romantic seasonal meltdowns.