We all go through adjustments and transitions in our live and are constantly adapting to these changes. Some of these changes we expect to find stressful. Going through a relationship break-up, experiencing the death of someone close to us or losing our job are examples of difficult changes we encounter at different points in lives,… Continue reading When good changes stir up difficult feelings
Living with depression and anxiety If you’ve ever felt like this for a prolonged period then you will have experienced the debilitating dark stuck place of depression and/or anxiety. This is a place where a person cannot either stimulate themselves to an up-beat sense of well-being or self-sooth and dampen down from a heightened over… Continue reading Life is hell and then you die!
Depression is often underestimated, yet it is the fourth most common disorder impacting people. Few individuals still believe depression is not a real illness and is a form of weakness or admission of failure. This is simply not true. Depression is very real and it is more than simply feeling unhappy for a few days.… Continue reading Depression – An insight
Toxic shame has been associated with depression, addiction, suicide, aggression, bullying and eating disorders. What is shame? It is normal to have a level of shame. It can help us to keep a good conscience and to be more socially sensitive. However when someone experiences toxic shame they believe that they are unworthy of love,… Continue reading Identifying toxic shame – a step towards healing
Depression is the most common mental illness with up to 10% of the UK population (at any one time) having this diagnosis according to the Mental Health Foundation. To be diagnosed with clinical depression, the symptoms need to be present for two continuous weeks (or less if more severe). However it’s also likely that whilst… Continue reading Why do I feel so depressed?
Self Esteem You can’t touch it, but it affects how you feel. You can’t see it but it’s there when you look at yourself in the mirror. You can’t hear it, but it’s there every time you talk about yourself. Self esteem is how much you value yourself and how important you think you are.… Continue reading What is self esteem and how do I get it?
Current thinking leans to the belief that depression starts off as an adaptive response to protect ourselves from a situation which isn’t right for us or is hurting us in some way. From losing someone we love, to circumstances we feel we can’t get out of, losing a job or sense of identity, feeling our… Continue reading Overcoming depression. When we start saying yes to ourselves.