Those who work with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing to treat trauma share the pros and cons. By Locke Hughes Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a research-backed type of therapy people use for trauma and anxiety. Trauma doesn’t always look the same. Whether it’s a failed relationship, an unspeakable act of violence … Read more

This article was first published on the BBC website and can be found at https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210414-why-some-narcissists-actually-hate-themselves People who chronically brag and boast are grating – and, at times, repellent. But a surprising truth about narcissists might help us feel unexpected compassion for them. In a world where humility is valued, some of the most grating people … Read more

 origial source: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/permission-to-thrive/2020/01/the-narcissistic-mother/ The Narcissistic Mother: One of the Most Frightening of All Personalities By Carmen Sakurai, Certified Life Strategist and Advocate for Victims of NPD Abuse Last updated: 15 May 2020 ~ 13 MIN READ The purpose of this article is not to explain “how” the narcissistic mother came to be but to help validate adult … Read more

Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers: How a narcissistic parent may set the stage for an abusive partner. original source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie/blog/toxic-relationships/201802/daughters-narcissistic-mothers Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers How a narcissistic parent may set the stage for an abusive partner. THE BASICS Our mother is our first love.  She is our introduction to life and to ourselves. She is our lifeline … Read more

HELP, I’VE GOT DID [Dissociative Identity Disorder].! NOW WHAT …? by Carolyn Spring |   It’s scary to think you’ve ‘gone mad’. It’s scary to think you have some serious, incurable ‘mental illness’. It’s scary to not understand what on earth is going on in your brain. And perhaps what’s even scarier is finding out that … Read more

This article was originally appeared in The Irish Times and can be found at http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/what-are-the-different-types-of-psychotherapy-1.2059236 What are the different types of psychotherapy? Kate Holmquist Last Updated: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 17:12 What are the different types of psychotherapy? Most psychotherapists these days shy clear of labels and many combine various approaches. However, there are five … Read more

[The original post by Carol Morgan appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/11things-remember-with-sudden-life-changes.html ] I’m sure you’ve heard this statement before: No one likes change. Alright, that statement may not be 100% true for everyone (some people love change). But when life changes suddenly — and in a negative way — it’s a difficult for most people. So if … Read more

[This post by Robyn Brennan first appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-ways-reduce-stress-and-live-worry-free-life.html?ref=fbp&n=1] Today, we live in such a fast paced society and there is so much going on around us that is hard not to be stressed out. We have families, friends, taxes, rent and so many other factors we have little control over. When we can, we … Read more

[The original article by Jill Harness appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/15-things-you-need-give-you-want-happy.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=ifyouwanttobehappythesearesomethingyouneedtogiveup&utm_campaign=innerlink] Everyone wants to be happy, but there are certain stubborn behaviors that we all have that can get in the way of our happiness. Back in 2012, World Observer released a list of 15 things to give up if you want to be happy (which has … Read more