I was raised by a narcissist. He’s not my father but he was my mum’s partner throughout most of my childhood.
Category Archives: Brain Behaviour
Comparison (the thief of joy)
Although it’s common to compare oneself to others, that doesn’t make it any less damaging.
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
When we sleep the body renews itself. Getting enough sleep is vital if you intend to stay clear headed and all round healthy.
Do you have healthy boundaries?
The Power of The Present Moment
Time doesn’t stand still, so why should you? Every day we are faced with new challenges, your emotional state can change from moment to moment; a conversation or a news channel can make us feel destabilised, triggered, fearful and powerless. But darling, you CAN get back on track, you don’t have to feel bad untilContinue reading “The Power of The Present Moment”
2021 is dancing upon us and many people will be keen to jump on the ‘New Year’s resolutions’ bandwagon. That’s all well and good, I’m all for taking control and creating the life of your dreams, but I thought it was worth considering self-sabotage for a moment. It is really common to inexplicably lose enthusiasmContinue reading “Self-Sabotage”
Breaking Bad (habits)
You don’t have to wait for Stoptober to test your self-discipline muscles.
Trypanophobia: Fear of Needles
I am currently working with a client who has Trypanophobia. The non-phobic might imagine that this wouldn’t cause much of a problem day to day, but they’d be wrong.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy: What is it and How does it Work?
When we are facing emotional problems such as anxiety; bad habits that we can’t seem to break; phobias and so on, it can be due to what we call ‘unconscious drivers’ in our brain thinking that the behaviour is doing us good somehow.
Our brains automatically do something called ‘pattern matching’ and it happens all the time. The brain is an amazing piece of kit that strives to protect us and pattern matching is a great way to do this. It works like this: something bad happens; your brain reacts by signalling a behaviour for you to reactContinue reading “Pattern Matching”