SELF ACCEPTANCE IS GROWTH

Self acceptance means growth  By truly accepting ourselves, we identify what we value and respect about ourselves, including our weaknesses, shortcomings and past mistakes.  Acceptance does not mean that there will be no change. Only when we accept ourselves, and our reality, we can grow to become better.  This is self-directed growth, and counselling therapists […]

Dismissiveness, Culture or Personality?

Dismissiveness: “A form of denial, characterized by either passively showing indifference or disregard, or actively dismissing or rejecting ideas or evidence” (yourdictionay.com). We all know of people who are in your family or workplace, who seem to lack interest in your thoughts and who, without consideration just shut you down.  When this happens, you very […]

What is Peer Support Really?

Some confusing stuff is happening around peer support. Although not a new development, it seems to have morphed into a different concept without us really noticing that we have been conned, laypersons and well-meaning professionals alike. By now the new meaning of “peer support” is so intrenched in publications and conversations that there is no […]

VALENTINE’S DAY 2021

I love reading the New York Times. They compiled a list of movies for those who love and those who hate Valentine’s day. I know it is not new, but it is refreshing for those who are sick and tired of the same old. Somewhere in the paper I read that a psychologist brought forward […]