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 […]

Trauma and Memory and Consequences for Treatment

In medicine, the word “trauma” is used to indicate a physical injury including an injury to the brain. In mental health, trauma is used to refer to a distressing and disturbing experience. When people talk about childhood trauma, they often refer to the long-lasting psychological injuries related to abuse or to extremely adverse experiences that […]

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 […]