Resilience is not something people either have. We've all surprised ourselves at some time by handling a tricky situation better than expected. We all have the ability to bounce back from adversity. Some more than others, but it can be learned and developed. What is more, small daily shifts and changes are all that is required to get things going.
If you've recently been through a break-up and the emotional pain is still raw, you don't want to hear the it-makes-you-stronger-and-wiser argument right now.
Many people who would not have predicted it are working from home in 2020 and probably beyond. This video has tips on making it work.
The process of acceptance, when we come to terms with and adapt to change, is called transition. Transition takes time. It too might be gradual or quick, but it is always takes longer than we’d wish.
Single session therapy aims to get to the heart of a particular issue or problem during one discussion. It's an approach which is increasingly widely used.
Being 'spoilt for choice' is a nicer problem to have than feeling trapped by circumstance. If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in a situation you feel helpless to change, creating a range of options can be empowering, without having to actually do anything else.
To paraphrase Heraclitus: "You can't step into the same stream twice". Change is constant and you'll be different this evening from how you were this morning.
There is no such thing as a ‘communication breakdown’. We here about it all time time, but I think this is a an inaccurate and limiting term which does more harm than good. Here’s why.
Struggle is self-reinforcing, so here are some thoughts if you would rather move forward instead of fighting with yourself.
Guilt can be perverse and insistent. Perverse because it can hang around long after it has done it's job, and insistent because it keeps knocking long after you've not only heard it, you've let it in and got the message. On occasions it also persuades you that we have to put up with it, but you don't.