Why Self-Care? Many of us have taken on board messages in our lifetime that tell us that taking care of our own needs is selfish and lazy. This informs our own inner-critic who can be harsh. We will often mentally beat ourselves up for things like: not getting enough done, not being like others, saying… Continue reading 5 Permissions for Self-Care
What is Transactional Analysis? (TA) Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality and a system for personal growth and change. (UKATA). Its founder, Eric Berne, developed this school of psychotherapy during the 50s and 60s, and many theorists have made contributions over the decades, helping it to develop and evolve over time. Philosophy of TA… Continue reading 6 Ways in Which TA Psychotherapy Will Help You
April 2018 is Stress Awareness Month. At times of stress, the nervous system reacts as the body’s response to threat, by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including cortisol, which rouse the body for action. This reaction was useful centuries ago when our choice of flight or fight was crucial to our survival, and occasionally… Continue reading Common Symptoms of Stress
April 2018 is Stress Awareness Month. What is Stress? A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. The Oxford Dictionary When can stress be harmful? People often experience stress when struggling to meet demands placed on them. When we are overwhelmed by stress it can be damaging. Can stress… Continue reading Stress – What is it and where does it come from?