Sensitivity...what does this really mean?
There is a lot of talk these days about sensitivity, and people have started labelling themselves as a Highly Sensitive Person (HPS). You can do tests online to see if you are a HPS, and for many this can feel like a way of acknowledging that they do get affected by loud voices, people's emotional outbursts and harsh behaviour. We cannot deny that the world is becoming increasingly intense...walking down the street I observe more and more people clearly not coping and display
Self-acceptance...who are we really?
Lack of self-acceptance is so common nowadays in the clients who walk through my door, that it has become a bit of a pet subject of mine. I ask myself, what happens to us growing up that we lose touch with our intrinsic sense of worth, just for being us? Of course, I am well aware of the perpetuating reality of parents having not been met in their pure essence then becoming parents themselves, who are unable to meet their own children in their fullness...and so forth. And the
Anxiety...what can help?
The end of the academic year statistics at my workplace confirmed what I had already observed in my private counselling practise as well – that anxiety symptoms are going through the roof. These symptoms range from an ongoing low-grade anxiousness to having full blown panic attacks, but they are currently experienced by the majority of young people who walk through my door. The sense I get is a fundamental insecurity in young people, a lack of ‘okayness’ that leaves them cons
Eating Disorders - can we change the subject..?
Opening up a truer conversation...a new article talking about how we need to approach eating disorder behaviour as a symptom not a cause, a