but also remember - the situation is never going to get better if you don’t pull the door. And no matter what the damage is, you’ll have a working cabinet again, bowls you salvaged, and a place for new bowls :)
Just uploaded the 3rd video in my therapy course for Anxiety. 💥LINK TO LATEST YOUTUBE VIDEO IN BIO💥
In this video we are going to start making long lasting changes to your anxiety.
Last time we talked about how it is our thoughts that create anxiety. These thoughts switch on our Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) which leads to symptoms of anxiety. To stop anxiety we must switch off our SNS, to do this we must deal with the thoughts that switched it on in the first place.
In the video I will show you the 1st step in this process. Hope it is helpful, let me know how you get on.
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How does constant self-criticism work for you? What would it to be like to try something different instead? .
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Reflection Writing ✨ do you love it or hate it? There’s a ton of self-reflection parts to my assignments, All together I have 5 TMAs & each one has a section for self reflection. I understand it’s a major habit that enhances your personal development but I’m still very surprised. ⠀⠀
More athletes need to be open about their therapy experiences. Thank you @bmarshh
for your openness and candor
✨Tips on Resolving Couple Conflict - Recognize What You Do✨ .
Anyone looking to change will need to first step back and ask themselves “what is it that I am doing that needs to change?” .
Yesterday I told you that most conflicts are perpetual (go back to yesterday’s post!). And we know that couples get into negative self-reinforcing cycles. One partner says “I yell at you because you don’t do anything” and the other says “I don’t do anything because you keep yelling at me.” There is no start and no beginning. .
Before being able to RESOLVE conflict, you need to know what is happening BETWEEN you two. .
Ask yourself this. .
What do you do when your partner comes to you? When you get in conflict? .
What do you feel in those moments? What do you say to yourself? .
Now, what’s the move you make when this happens? .
Here’s the next piece. Take these questions and answer them. Get your partner to answer. And then talk about it. You haven’t resolved the conflict yet - but you are gaining insight into what is happening between you two. .
Looking for more help to identify your negative interaction cycle? Check out Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson.
take time to live in the moment, and don’t believe everything you think #wednesdaywellness
Tip to Resolve Conflict for Couples: Find the Right Time!
The research by the Gottman institute suggests that 69% of relationship conflicts are perpetual - so it is not about resolving and changing the other person - but rather accepting that you are two separate people. Your goal of coming out of conflict is to create a new space/agreement/experience that works for you both! NOT to change the other person’s thoughts, feelings, opinions, or wishes. .
Talk about hot issues NOT in the heat of the moment. This is a hard one. When we are in conflict with our partners, our stress response is activated and you are preparing to fight or flight. You will not resolve anything when discussions escalate. .
What can you do instead?
. ✨ Schedule time to bring up difficult topics. Don’t do it right before bed, or when your partner has a big meeting or is running out the door. ✨ If you get into conflict, someone needs to pause it - anyone - it doesn’t matter who. ✨ Don’t just walk away. This is called stonewalling - and it sends the other partner into distress. ✨ Take at least 20 minutes for the nervous system to calm back down. During that time, go for a walk or do some thing that engages you - but try not to think about the argument you just had. . ✨ Watch your partner when you are discussing a hot topic. Do they start to look away? Do they look flushed, or short of breath? Maybe they haven’t said anything for awhile. Or maybe this is your experience. This might be a cue that you or your partner has become flooded and you need to take a break. Tuning in to our partners is key when discussing something important - and you need to work within a window of tolerance to be able to resolve your conflict. .
How do you stop the conflict when it escalates? ⬇️ .
Remember, these posts are not substitute for the help of a mental healthcare professional. If you are struggling in your relationship, reach out to a professional who is trained in providing evidence-based couples therapy.
I freaking love being back in education 🤓 completed my first TMA but can’t submit it until February & can’t begin TMA 02 without feedback from 01 so I’m kinda stuck in limbo. How are you all getting on? ⠀⠀
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👠 The Netflix Exclusive movie Dumplin’ showcases mother-daughter relationships, body image and feelings of worth. ................................................. However, one of the less obvious concepts from the movie comes in Willowdean’s difficulty believing that her colleague might actually be romantically interested in her. ................................................... This is a great example of a CBT construct in action. Our brains tend to pay attention to things in the outside world that fit with what we believe. Therefore, if we have self-critical beliefs about ourselves we tend to notice information that corroborates our beliefs rather than anything that might suggest something different. This might mean putting information through a series of processes before we accept it (for example, minimising or magnifying the significance or discounting information entirely). We then act based on our perception of this information. .............................
In the movie Willowdean struggles to accept that Bo is actually attracted to her as it conflicts so heavily with her view of herself, and what she does next sabotages something that she really wants. It is not until other experiences open her mind to the idea that attractiveness is not limited to her (or society’s) pre-conceived idea that she can contemplate his feelings are genuine, and by allowing an alternative perspective she acts differently, with a very different outcome….. ...................................................... 👠”Figure out who you are and do it on purpose” 👠”Go big or go home, but whatever you do, do it in red shoes”
To anyone who has experienced a loss, recently or otherwise... There is no right or wrong way to experience your loss, any feelings you have are very normal. There is also no specific amount of time in which you "should be over it", and there is no exact recipe for healing. .
If this is you, I am so sorry that this happened. I hope you have people around you to support you and to reach out to you in whatever way you need. To let you know that if you need time alone that is ok. And if you need food, distraction, a hand to hold, anything... That is ok too. .
If you are a friend of someone who has suffered a loss... please keep reaching out. .
Image description: Loss can feel like it's tearing you apart. Like a massive hole has opened up inside You, and also in time and space. You are Going about your life and then suddenly you are hit by a wall, blindsided. Everything stops. All around you the world seems to keep turning, people keep talking, laughing, doing. You can feel like you are in another timezone, another dimension, looking out wondering how everything is still going. Feeling as though you are being crushed
by the emotion, the vacuum. Wondering how you will ever move forwards. .
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If bleaching our assholes was a metaphor for how we feel about trying to be perfect, then f*ck, hand us the full litre. It’s super hard to step outside of ourselves to truly get what it means to actually do that. Because the truth is, it’s a lot of hard work. It’s constant reminders & check-ins with ourselves to be like, hey, girl, stop, you’re doing it again. It shouldn’t feel like you’re trying to push out a massive, perfect poo.
DW babe, we’ve got the answer. No need to bleach thy asshole anymore. It comes down to reframing. As in — accept that you will attract humans of exotic tastes. Not everyone is going to like the way your nose slopes, the way you laugh really loudly, the way you act on impulse. But some people? They’re going to love it. Really, really love it.
Having a strange face, or belly, or mannerism, is what makes you individual. It’s why the universe bothered to make you in the first place, so you could provide a little — je ne sais quoi.
The world needs you to be yourself, because that’s the only way you’re going to attract other humans who love you just as you are. If having the perfect anus makes you happy, go head girl. But ONLY go ahead, if it’s something ‘YOU’ would do.
Here's to YOU keeping it real.
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'Now every time I witness a strong person, I want to know
What dark did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes'. Katherine Mackenett
“Operation get organised” is in full swing. I received my intro to the social sciences study plan for the next 30 weeks so I’m “attempting” to make sense of it all & organise it into monthly view & a separate exam sheet so it’s easier to digest...definitely need all the coffee this morning ☕️ ☕️☕️ #apsychologygirl #mondaymotivation