I was raised by a narcissist. He’s not my father but he was my mum’s partner throughout most of my childhood.
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.
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”