Picture this!.. You are in front of your computer screen and you see that something sad and stressful has happened somewhere in the world and you, in turn, feel sad and stressed… Immediately afterwards, you see a picture of a character eating an ice cream and suddenly you get a pleasant feeling that brings you … Continue reading Your Gut; a second brain?
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” (1995). “Taking a stance of non-judgmental awareness and actively embracing the experience of thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations as they occur” (Hayes et al., 2004) What is acceptance? Acceptance is a self-regulation strategy that involves an open and … Continue reading ACCEPTANCE
Often, when we think of mental illness, we visualize the individual’s suffering, however, when the individual is supported by family, the family becomes an unconscious and invisible sufferer. Yet, family members are considered the support team; their suffering and stress are rarely recognised. These tired mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, husbands and wives deserve … Continue reading FAMILY: THE INVISIBLE SUFFERER
From childhood, we’re often told to adapt ourselves to make others feel comfortable. For instance, in schools with dress codes, we are told what we should wear or within our personal lives with family, we are told we are being rude if we do not display certain social behaviours (“I don’t care if you don’t … Continue reading PERSONAL BOUNDARIES A SELF-CARE PRACTICE