Three days of intensive therapy versus months to years of working on issues. For some people a short term intensive is the ideal therapy plan.
When All is Not Merry & Bright
Most of us know that the December holiday season is not all merry and bright for many people, however we feel somehow that it is supposed to be, and when it isn't for us, there is a disconnect that can be incredibly painful. Here are some ways to care for yourself during this holiday season:
According to attachment theory humans require an emotional foundation from which to hope and risk and venture out. I've shared where I find my security in hopes that you might discover yours.
If we have experienced trauma in our lives, our system may be on high alert and send adrenalin through our bodies even when it is not needed.
The 4 Adult Attachment Styles
Understanding the basic styles of attachment is the first step to healing any attachment wounds you may have.
Overcoming Death Anxiety
"...the more you fail to experience your life fully, the more you will fear death." ---Irvin Yalom
16+ Things Counselling Can Help You With
People come to counseling for all kinds of reasons. There is no wrong reason to talk to a counsellor, here are some issues that counselling can be particularly helpful with.
More Mental Health tips for the Holidays
Caring for your Mental Health During the Holiday Season
Start by thinking back to previous years, what was the most enjoyable parts of previous seasons? Make sure that those things are central in your planning, in terms of how much time you spend on these, versus the parts you enjoyed the least.
7 Ways to Avoid Avoiding
Continuing to avoid things we know we will need to face means that we are carrying an extra weight, even when we think we are ignoring it.