Psychological or emotional trauma occurs when a person is faced with a situation that causes distress or fright.How one experiences or reacts to trauma, can differ. The general belief is that in order for an event to be traumatic it has to be life threatening; however just feeling completely alone or totally overwhelmed can leave […]
John Mayer and Peter Salovey were the first to discuss the concept called “Emotional Intelligence.” (EI) in 1990. They defined as it as “the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. They believed that […]
Anger is a normal emotion which gives rise to a sense of antagonism towards someone when you feel they are trying to do you wrong. Very often anger is an automatic response to either physical or emotional pain; for example, you could get angry if don’t feel well, feel rejected, experience betrayal, feel threatened or when an underlying need […]
Setting boundaries in a codependent relationship.
In my earlier blog, part 1 of the 2 part series on codependency, I had mentioned that I would be discussing boundaries and setting boundaries is indeed the next step to release yourself from codependency. A healthy boundary has to be set proactively and you have to take full responsibility for it; it’s not an […]
How To Talk To Depressive Patients
Most people are aware that depression and a feeling of sadness are not the same. We feel sad, as a reaction to a situation that causes us pain or grief. On the other hand, depression is a state of mind and can exist even when a person appears to have everything that others would think […]