When we say someone is triggered, what exactly do we mean? Generally, being triggered refers to an awareness that something happening in our present environment is causing a very strong negative reaction. Usually, it is because something about the present environment is reminding of us of a past event or situation that was very stressful […]
I was consulting with a non-clinician recently who was supporting a woman suffering with anxiety that is manifesting as agoraphobia and social isolation and the following is a snapshot of what we discussed. The woman at this point had not left her house in over a year. In this case it was a woman who […]
Why a savvy understanding of feelings is so important for your relationship.
Answering common questions about the importance of feelings and emotions.
Developed by Aaron Beck, CBT helps us identify our thoughts as shaping how we feel and thus our behavior. Practicing CBT is like engaging in good brain hygiene. This is why it’s such a powerful tool for treating depression and anxiety. When we learn to replace negative, self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with healthier thoughts and […]