Feel Guilty All The Time? Healthy Guilt Versus Unhealthy Guilt

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Healthy And Unhealthy Guilt : Like all emotions, feelings of guilt evolved in humans for their ‘survival value.’ However, feeling guilty is (at minimum) an unpleasant sensation so what ‘survival value’, or, to put it simply, benefits, does the emotion bring? The answer to this question is that healthy¬†feelings of guilt motivate us to preserve …

Does Your Personality Feel ‘Fragmented’?

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Some people who experienced significant childhood disorder go on to develop dissociative identity disorder (DID) which causes the different aspects of the person’s personality to be poorly integrated and fragmented which leads to them operating relatively independently of one another. These fragmented aspects of the personality are often simply referred to as ‘parts’ by psychologists …

Childhood Trauma Leading Us To See Others As ‘All Good’ Or ‘All Bad.’

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1272 words One of the things that frequently marks the childhood of individuals who later develop¬† BPD (one of the hallmarks of BPD is that sufferers tend to see others as ‘all good’ or ‘all bad’) is LOSS, especially when the loss has occurred as a result of death, divorce, or serious illness (necessitating long …

‘Distress Intolerance’ : Do Your Feelings Sometimes Feel Unbearable?

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The term DISTRESS INTOLERANCE refers to a frame of mind in which we consider the mental pain, anguish or discomfort we are experiencing to be UTTERLY INTOLERABLE AND UNBEARABLE so that we become frantic and desperate to avoid it/escape it. The emotions we feel unable to tolerate usually belong to three main categories; these are: …

Four Ways Parents May Damage Their Child By ‘Adultification.’

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‘Adultification’ of a child by a parent entails that parent inappropriately assigning the child an adult role within the family that s/he is too young, and too developmentally immature, to take on or cope with. It may involve the parent treating the child like an adult friend, a partner, a confidante, or, as happened in …

Controlling And Sociopathic Parents

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  Controlling and sociopathic parents will tend to see their child as an object/possession to be controlled and exploited according to the needs of that parent. Sociopaths share certain characteristics which include self-centeredness, lack of empathy, an excessive need for power and control, deviousness and deceptiveness, a predatory and exploitative nature, lack of conscience/feelings of …

Hypnosis For Headaches

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Hypnosis Treatment For Headaches : Research suggests that if we suffered from significant and protracted childhood trauma we will, as adults, have an increased susceptibility to suffering from headaches and migraines during our adult years. Examples Of Research Studies Showing The Effectiveness Of Hypnosis For The Treatment Of Headaches: 1) A research study conducted by …