In the field of mental health, there are plenty of terms used to describe a reaction or sensation to something, mainly when a traumatic or stressful event arises in a person's life. What does dissociation mean? The term ''dissociation'' or ''dissociate'' describes how a person processes a … Read more about What does dissociation mean for those suffering from emotional trauma?
We've all heard of the term ''toxic positivity'' at some point in our lives - likely through social media features, mainstream news and everything in between. Negative emotions are not allowed. There has been a ''positive vibes only'' movement among many social circles, families and … Read more about How toxic positivity makes grieving so much harder to manage
Globally, depression affects more than 264 million people of all ages, making it one of the world’s leading illnesses. The causes and effects of depression can be complex, making treatment tricky and the following true: What works for one may not work for another. Many people take … Read more about Five Natural Antidepressants (And Three Things That Make Depression Worse!)
The ego has been a topic of fascination within the psychology community for centuries. All this is especially true when attempting to understand the origins of addiction and other forms of substance abuse. All this dates back to when Sigmund Freud developed his phenomenal personality theories … Read more about What is ego depletion and how does it make people more prone to addiction
Within the psychology community - several attachment style theorists have, over the years, conducted a range of studies and hypotheses around attachment development and attachment theory. Theory of attachment The most influential is British born psychoanalyst, John Bowlby who developed his … Read more about What are the four stages of attachment theory
When we think of introverts, we may think of quiet, awkward people who don’t like people. This scenario is rarely the case. Introverts are highly misunderstood, as seen in Susan Cain’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Introversion is a highly complex … Read more about Eight Signs You are an Introvert
by Renee W. Although I’ve had a handful of relapses, one will be cemented into my memory forever. Around three and a half years of sobriety, the restlessness began. I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t just be, I couldn’t concentrate. Then, the thoughts. The ones I never shared with anyone until way … Read more about Life After Relapse: How to Start Over…Again
Having difficult conversations is never easy - this is especially true for the people we love, particularly when we suspect they may have a problem with addiction. Family members, friends and partners may have a hard time communicating with someone with an addiction. Firstly, there's the shock … Read more about 5 ways to communicate with a loved one if you suspect they have a problem with addiction