Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t be around your partner in that moment? Like you wanted to leave? Or push them away? Yes, it’s completely normal. And no, it’s not a lot of fun. Here are some tried and tested tips I’ve built up over the years.
How would you describe a traumatized person? And what does your trauma look or feel like? I’ve dealt with different kinds of trauma over the past three years, and here are some of the key things I’ve learned so far.
You think you’ve finally dealt with an issue, and then, out of the blue, you find yourself right back where you were 3 years ago, facing the same thoughts and feelings, acting in the same irrational way. Sounds familiar?
When you’re confronted with a difficult moment, it calls on you to show who you really want to be. You show this, through your response. Not the one your emotions force you to make, but the deliberate one you decide on for yourself.
Children can bring out the best and the worst in us. As they learn to deal with the difficulties of life, they can act pretty difficult at times too, just like we do.
Here’s what to remember at these challenging times.
My last therapy session involved the technique of EMDR. Diving deep into difficult emotions has left me physically exhausted, but mentally more at ease than I had been before.
Why do we vilify some groups and pretend all people in that group are bad? Why is it so hard to emphatise with our ‘enemies’?
When fear hits, it doens’t come alone. It brings a few friends with it that distract you from what you’re actually worried about. Want to find out who?
Which stories spontaneously pop up in your head when you’re faced with a difficult situation? What are they telling you, really?
… it completely hijacks my brain. I feel like I have very little control over the automatic programs that start running through my body. First of all, yes, I realise this is the second post I’ve written about anger in a week’s time. It should give you a clue about my struggles with it. TheyContinue reading “When someone’s angry with me…”