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Category: Shame

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples – Treating Relational Trauma

At the foundation of every healthy relationship lies an infrastructure of security. The bricks that make up the core of this base include trust, attachment, love, and the confidence that your partner has your back. Knowing you can count on someone to be in your corner is an irreplaceable feeling. But what happens when that…
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Turning Possibility and Hope into Positive Life Changes: 4 Steps for Personal Growth

We’ve all heard the phrase “the possibilities are endless.” As overused as it may be, there is actually a lot of truth to it! Possibility and hope are always there when it comes to changes in our lives. However, actually growing and making those changes is the key. The idea of personal growth can seem…
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Parenting: How You Can Support a Child Suffering from Anxiety

Parenting is one of the toughest endeavours to take on. This is especially true when you’re the parent of a child who suffers from anxiety. Yet, raising a well-rounded and emotionally intelligent child is completely doable. Some people don’t fully understand that children of all ages can experience anxiety. Plus, it’s not uncommon to assume…
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Communication Breakdown: 5 Reasons Why Communicating Can Be Difficult

You’ve probably heard that communication is the most important aspect of a relationship. This goes far beyond romantic relationships. Healthy communication is the key to family relationships, friendships, and even for professional development in a career.  But communicating effectively isn’t always as easy as it seems. Simply put, communication is hard work. One of the…
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Can Your Perception of Stress Change its Effect on Your Health?

Can Your Perception of Stress Change Its Effects on Your Health? “Stress is bad and should be avoided at all costs!” At least, that’s the message you’re getting from most of the articles and blog posts you read, right? Most people have heard that we are all dealing with more stress these days. In turn, stress has…
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What is the Difference Between Being Shy and Suffering From Social Anxiety?

It’s easy to confuse shyness and social anxiety. However, while they may seem similar, this misconception can make it more difficult for people with social anxiety to seek the help they need. Social anxiety goes beyond sweaty palms and nervous butterflies. It’s a condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Unfortunately, many…
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3 Concrete Ways to Tell the Difference Between Anxiety and Stress

It’s not uncommon for people to use anxiety and stress interchangeably. After all, they do have their similarities. For example, both anxiety and stress display physical symptoms such as stomach issues, muscle tension, insomnia, and more. And both can wreak havoc on your peace of mind, disrupting your regular routine. Yet, they aren’t exactly the…
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Why is Communication in Relationships So Hard? – Consider 3 Main Factors

At the beginning of a relationship, it can seem very easy to “get” eachother. After all, you’re in love. And cupid has a tricky little way of blinding you from most other negative emotions. As time goes by, however, negative feelings can build up, makingeffective communication very necessary. The problem is that communication is usually…
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Shame Locks You Into Addiction – Shame Resilience Opens The Door To Recovery

Addiction typically revolves around some type of harmful substance. Yet, the most toxic part of addiction is equally as harmful as any substance—shame. Commonly mistaken for guilt, shame is what can keep a person locked into addiction. In other words, it’s the nefarious force at work to keep you stuck—an arm’s length away from the…
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When Chronic Illness Changes Everything: How to Cope

What are you struggling with? Cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, chronic fatigue, lupus, or migraines? Maybe your illness is yet unnamed but just as life-changing? Pain that persists and twists your world changes who you are, how you operate, and how you relate. Regardless of your condition’s name, the struggle to adjust is real and, often,…
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