Signs of emotional abuse

Signs of emotional abuse “Emotional abuse is domestic abuse, and it’s crucial that we all learn the early warning signs and call out controlling and coercive behaviour when we see it. Classic warning signs include: love bombing (when your new partner is excessively attentive and keen to rush through the early stages of a new … Read more

Emotional abuse: ‘My fiance seemed perfect – but he wanted to control me’

Emotional abuse: ‘My fiance seemed perfect – but he wanted to control me’ This Article is taken from The BBC website [https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-49022703] and was published on 6 August 2019   When Anna, an actress, fell in love with an older and more successful actor he seemed like the perfect man. They quickly became engaged – … Read more

Intrusive Thoughts: Normal or Not?

Am I a terrible person for thinking that? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/am-i-normal/201110/intrusive-thoughts-normal-or-not Posted on Psychology Today’s website on Oct 24, 2011 Anger, fantasies, fear, despair, and obsessions—what is normal and what is not? Is your husband drinking too much? When does sadness become depression? What do those thoughts about your best friend’s wife really mean? We hope to … Read more

11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting in Relationships Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well.

This article originally appeared in Psychology Today on Jan 22nd 2017. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting-in-relationships   11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting in Relationships Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well. Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. … Read more

Why Feelings Will Always Beat Facts

New research reveals what really influences us (and it’s not what we think). Post published by Douglas Van Praet on Mar 30, 2015 in Unconscious Branding Taken from: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unconscious-branding/201503/why-feelings-will-always-beat-facts?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost There’s a good reason that Prudential tells you to “Get a piece of the Rock,” Allstate offers to help you avoid the troublemaker “Mayhem,” and Geico … Read more

The 6 Best Ways to Beat Anxiety

Research-based coping strategies that can help you get through it. Post published by Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. on Jun 28, 2011 in The Mindful Self-Express Taken from: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201106/the-6-best-ways-beat-anxiety We all know the uncomfortable feeling of anxiety. Our hearts race, our fingers sweat, and our breathing gets shallow and labored. We experience racing thoughts about a perceived … Read more

What are the different types of psychotherapy?

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