Trying to manage your mental health on your own can leave you feeling frustrated and stuck. One of my skills as a psychologist is knowing how to best support you to grow a deeper understanding of yourself. Once you know what motivates your emotions and behaviours, you can develop a strategy to manage them.
Sometimes stress and anxiety management in the form of mindfulness and self-care just doesn't cut it. It doesn't change the fact that there is still so much to do, so many competing obligations, and not enough hours in the day to get them done. The to-do list just sits there in our cognitive space weighing us down and distracting us, while at the same time telling the body to release cortisol and adrenaline because... DANGER. Relaxation techniques might address the symptoms,
Are you in control? Does someone control you? And, come to think of it, what things are within your control, and what’s definitely out of it? How do you gain control if you lose it or feel it slipping? How do you resist controlling behaviour. When you read the above questions, I imagine in conjures up a pretty powerful response. Defensiveness even, a pit the stomach visceral something. Even just the word alone does it to me. Control. CONTROL. There are several conversations w