Fear is a powerful but essential emotion; it keeps us safe by getting the body ready to respond to threats. Fear can also be a strong motivator to strive harder to achieve success.
According to Joseph LeDoux’s and his book “The Emotional Brain” our brains are hard-wired to feel first … Continue reading
Alcohol. Drugs. Gambling. Nicotine. Sex. What do these five things have in common? They are all prevalent addictions. Addictions cause us to repeat behaviours that are harmful to us. We crave the object of our addiction and cannot control the impulse to partake in it.
Addiction is a devastating illness. … Continue reading
Anger and empathy are two emotions which are in balance with each other. When people get angry, they tend to see the actions of others as intentional, deliberate, selfish, or uncaring. It becomes harder to see things from another’s perspective.
This happens because the purpose of anger is to direct … Continue reading
We all do it! We spend a third of our lives doing it… and yet, when a good night’s sleep has become elusive, our mental and physical health are badly affected. Sleep is an essential, involuntary process. It is as important for our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing. It … Continue reading
Self-esteem, self-worth, self-efficacy, self-confidence.…
So many terms can feel confusing and are all too often used in a similar way in day-to-day language. The two important terms that I’ll discuss in this article are both self-esteem and self-confidence.
Self-esteem refers to how we see or rate ourselves internally. Whereas confidence … Continue reading
Counseling and psychotherapy are relational endeavours. We often come into therapy as the relationship we have with ourselves (intra) and others (inter) are impeded in some way. There may be difficulties with our self-view, self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence. Which will inhibit the way we relate to both ourselves and others. … Continue reading