The impact of poor sleep on our health and well-being is significant and far-reaching. When we’re unable to get enough quality sleep, it can lead to physical, mental and emotional problems. Here are a few of the ways poor sleep can affect us, and some tips to help us alleviate poor sleep-quality: [Read more…]
In this post, Penni takes a look at how healing from Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) can begin by reconnecting to emotions with compassionate curiosity, uncovering the cause of those feelings and deciding thoughtfully how to act upon them.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a theory of psychology and psychotherapy that was developed by Eric Berne in the 1950s. It is based on the idea that individuals have three ego states – Parent, Adult, and Child – that interact with one another in transactions, or social exchanges. These transactions are thought to shape our behaviour and emotions in significant ways. [Read more…]
The family ‘role’ that may have been assigned in childhood could be explain why codependent behaviours are experienced in adulthood.
Relational co-dependency refers to an unhealthy and destructive pattern of behaviour in relationships where one person enables another person’s addiction, irresponsibility, or underachievement. [Read more…]
Unlike fear, anxiety is all about perceived future based threats – the ‘what-ifs’ that we all experience from time to time. Anxiety tells us to fight or run (which, if we are under threat, would be the right thing to do!) however, paradoxically, if the anxiety alarm rings when it doesn’t need to and we respond, we actually reinforce it. [Read more…]
Suppressed emotions can have a significant impact on both the mind and the body. When we suppress our emotions, we are effectively bottling them up inside us, preventing them from being expressed in a healthy and natural way. This can lead to a range of negative consequences such as: [Read more…]
Stacy J Bryant is a content writer and a mental health advocate. She believes that mental health is something everyone should be aware of, and she hopes to spread awareness through her writing. She has several years of experience as a content writer and has written for several websites. She is currently the top contributor for Hanei Health Solutions, a company that helps people with mental health problems. In addition, she also works for Springhive, particularly as a content creator for their Mental Health Care clients, to help them get ahead in their industry through SEO-friendly content. During her free time, she likes to read, write and do activities to maintain her mental health.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that can impact children and adults. It is characterised by difficulty with executive functioning, such as paying attention to tasks, controlling impulses, and regulating emotions. [Read more…]
A short guide to understanding some causes and solutions for emotional eating, which refers to the habit of consuming food in response to emotional states, such as stress, boredom, sadness, or happiness, rather than hunger.
It is a common behaviour that many people struggle with, but it can have negative effects on both physical and mental health. It has recently been cited that as many as 75 % of the population may exhibit behaviours associated with emotional eating.  [Read more…]
Toxic relationships are harmful and destructive connections between individuals that can negatively impact one’s physical and emotional well-being. Relationships without boundaries are characterised by a lack of respect, control, and manipulation.
In a toxic relationship without boundaries, the partners may engage in behaviours such as constant criticism, *gaslighting, or even physical abuse. There may also be a power dynamic in which one person attempts to control the actions, thoughts, or decisions of the other. [Read more…]