Tag: stress

Thinking about depression (2)

There are things we can do to help ourselves to begin the move up the spiral and out of depression.

A major move forward would be to recognise the negative thoughts and feelings for what they are – past conditioning coming through – challenge them – make a note of them; get them out on a piece of paper. Don’t leave it there though, get all the negatives out how you feel about other people in general, about what the future might hold.

Then examine them to see if they are real and for all time; are they automatic thoughts – coming at you almost like a built in default. Are they unreasonable; “everybody hates me” – is this true – have you spoken to everybody in the whole world – past or present? Are any of these thoughts exaggerated?

Maybe think about how, when you wrote the list, you deliberately ignored that little voice in the back of your head that questioned what you wrote – when you ignored something that was even slightly positive?

10 tips for less stressful mornings

Self-esteem and confidence are major traits in individuals that affect their success. While these are a lifelong process, the foundation of it needs to be established in early childhood. Building self-esteem will allow the child to deal with difficult situations that they will encounter during their lifetime. Since parents have the greatest influence on a child’s belief, it is important for them to let their child know where they belong, how well they are doing and contribute towards developing confidence and self-esteem.

Intersubjectivity, Desire, and the Mimetic Brain: René Girard and Psychoanalysis

I have been asked to deliver a conference speech at the “Intersubjectivity, Desire, and the Mimetic Brain: René Girard …

Understanding Anger

Often I have clients who come to see me because someone, often their spouse or partner, has given them an ultimatum that …

Thinking about depression (2)

There are things we can do to help ourselves to begin the move up the spiral and out of depression. A major move forward …