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Setting boundaries can be hard if you have struggled with being assertive and confident in your life.When you do not have strong boundaries with others, you can end up feeling taken advantage of, disrespected, or powerless. Learn how to set healthy boundaries in all your relationships and feel more confident when setting limits with others.
Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to your ability to understand and regulate your own emotions. Here are 10 ways that you can practice strengthening your emotional intelligence so that you can feel confident in your ability to handle your emotions and the emotions of others.
Sex can and should be a fun and integral part of your relationship or marriage. It’s also one of the main reasons people break up and it’s a big source of conflict for some couples.
Sometimes the hardest thing to overcome in your relationship is not what’s happening right now, but what happened to you in the past and how that affects you today. Being aware of how your past has impacted you emotionally will help you to have a healthier approach to resolving conflict with your partner and build the relationship you really want.
Confidence and self-esteem are all about you as an individual, but they also play an enormous role in your relationship.When you don’t feel confident in yourself this will come out in your relationship in one way or another.
Emotional intimacy brings us closer to one another and allows us to be vulnerable and build trust with our partners. Learn how to understand the power of vulnerability and build emotional intimacy in your partnership.
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Using sensory distraction is one way of coping during a panic attack, and there are several ways to do this.The RAINBOW method involves the use of your visual senses. You can think of this practice as kind-of like a mantra that you can use during period of overwhelming anxiety to bring your attention back to present moment.
If you are someone in grief, holidays can be an interesting time of year.There are some seemingly universal truths that are experienced in grief but can also be profoundly misunderstood.
We hear a lot these days about how holidays can be stressful and some people struggle with their mental health this time of year.However, holidays can also be a time to reflect on some other themes that can be truly beneficial to your mental health.
Trauma disrupts your sense of safety and changes the way that you view the world. This also includes the effects that trauma has on your relationships with other people, whether romantic or platonic.
Traumatic experiences can overwhelm the brain’s ability to cope using normal methods of stress relief, and thus alternative coping methods have to be developed, which can cause disruption in the lives of people trying to recover from trauma.When you have experienced trauma, your brain goes into a state of hyper-arousal, basically because your fight or flight response has been triggered and your brain reacts by trying to prepare you for potential danger.
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Rachel Mullins, LCSW
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