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Reblog: The stories we tell ourselves, by Sabrina Friesen

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In this reblog post, Sabrina Friesen leads us to reflect on the stories we tell ourselves.

Are we re-telling the stories of our lives with facts or fact-filling those gaps with what makes sense to us?

Is what we know as a fact really the whole story?

Sabrina poses some questions to check whether the stories we know and might have told for a long time are accurate, and how to reframe so we don’t lose a relationship or friendship over it.

Read more here.

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Reblog: “It’s not fair!”, by Josephine Hughes

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In this week’s reblog, Josephine Hughes allows us to reflect on how expectations can affect our lives.

do we expect life to be perfect? well we are to be disappointed.

Self-compassion might be a better option, as Josephine explains. we are not perfect, situations are not perfect, and that is actually OK.

Watch her video for more! 

 

Reblog: Self-care yourself to improved mental health, by Julie Lee

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In this week’s reblog post, I would like to share Julie Lee’s post.

I agree with Julie that self-care is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. This is why I created the blog series on Looking after yourself, if you haven’t read them, click here to have a read!

Julie gives us a list of her favourite self-care activities, that won’t take more than 5-10 minutes of our time.

Ok, some might take longer, but you can plan for those self-care times, right?

Follow this link to read her insights.

 

Couples Counselling – The Stroke bank challenge, by Nathan Gould

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Couples counselling will be a topic in the series In Therapy: Working through.

This blog post by Nathan Gould came up and I thought it might be helpful to post it sooner than later.

I hope you get a lot out of it, whether you’re working on improving your relationship or safeguarding what you’ve got, or just interested in Transactional Analysis theory and how it works with couples…

Read the post by clicking here.

the risks of getting well. [alternatively titled: it’s painful to watch people keep making ‘bad’ choices, but maybe they have a reason to stay stuck.]

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I found this blog post to be very interesting and helpful.

Why do our loved once stick around with their “old” patterns of behaviour, of choosing relationships, of thinking or feeling?

It might be because they are familiar and in a way there is comfort in that, whether the familiar is positive or negative. The point is: they know where they stand with their usual behaviours and other patterns.

The unknown is a scary prospect. It is easier to stay “here” (or “there”)…for a bit longer…

before change can happen…

Source: the risks of getting well. [alternatively titled: it’s painful to watch people keep making ‘bad’ choices, but maybe they have a reason to stay stuck.]

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