Self-soothing, is a powerful tool for managing strong emotions and anxiety. According to psychotherapist and author Janice Webb, developing effective self-soothing techniques can help us cope with stress and improve our relationships.
In her book “Filling the Void: Overcoming the Effects of Emotional Neglect in Childhood,” Webb writes that many of us did not receive the optimal emotional care and support during childhood, leaving us ill-equipped to handle stress and relationships as adults. However, she argues that it is never too late to develop new tools for self-care and emotional regulation.
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Walking meditation, also known as Mindfulness, is a technique that can change your life. Studies have shown that people who practice this method have better well-being and feel healthier. The book “Mindfulness. Training of attention” by M. Williams and D. Penman states, “In each of us there are sources of peace and satisfaction – regardless of how trapped and shaken we feel internally.” The key is to find and release these sources from the cage that our chaotic way of life has put them in, not allowing even a moment of respite.
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Believing in oneself and one’s abilities is key to achieving goals and fulfilling dreams. Self-belief propels us forward and supports self-development. Unfortunately, many of us struggle with a lack of self-confidence and belief in our abilities. This lack not only holds us back, but can also lead to feelings of frustration, self-blame, sadness, and even depression. So, how can we regain our belief in ourselves? And how can a psychologist help?
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Stress is a common experience that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It is often associated with negative emotions and feelings of anxiety and tension. However, there are also positive aspects of stress that are often overlooked. Studies show that even though everyone goes through difficult times and states of depression, the majority of people still report feeling happy. Additionally, the level of “well-being” tends to be relatively constant, meaning that the actual impact of crisis events on our mental state is small.
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