Emotions-thoughts & feelings and regulation

Emotions are functional and universal physiological responses (bodily reactions) to external and internal environmental stimuli. They originate in the brain and release neurotransmitters through the body. They are protective and provide information: Fear, sadness, disgust, anger, surprise, and happiness.  One pathway is to trace emotions that are elicited by stimuli coming from our outside environment. Another […]

Defensiveness

Defensiveness and how it destroys relationships (not a quick read) There are many ways to tackle the topic of defensiveness. There are multiple layers to dismantle and all components can be individually analyzed.  The topic is fascinating to many people and for those who have a professional interest in psychology. The information is essential for […]

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to be self-aware and to be aware of others’ thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It means to be able to check-in with yourself and be able to identify what you are thinking and what you are feeling. Checking-in with yourself during a challenging situation with others prevents you […]

Communication

COMMUNICATION Respectful and effective communication is of crucial importance in any relationship. It prevents disconnection, conflict and heartache in committed relationships. Good communication means making time for each other and not allowing interruptions. It means sitting together and listening to each other about what is going on. When you are both calm, you can address […]