How can you overcome your depression? Where can you find help? Which routines can make your everyday life better? How can you take care of yourself?
Over the past few years, a growing number of clients have come to me asking for counselling around relationship and attachment issues. While “relationship issues” is a vast topic, it’s also pretty easy to grasp. “Attachment” on the other side is a concept that I have heard used and misused many times, which is why I want to take some time today to explain what we actually mean when we talk about attachment theory and how it can help us understand and improve our relationships.
Burnout is a must-read for every woman who is tired and overwhelmed and can’t seem to stop feeling this way. While the book focuses on the experiences of women and the structural issues they face especially, it addresses burnout in a way that can really benefit anyone. With a solid scientific foundation and practical solutions, it can help you understand and manage your burnout, as well as prevent it from occurring in the first place.
The New York Times bestseller “Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman is a thought-provoking and insightful book that explores our relationship with time. I often recommend it to my online counselling clients and colleagues who struggle with time management. It can benefit anyone who is looking to gain a deeper understanding of time, productivity and fulfilment in life.
We usually treat ourselves poorly. We work too hard, eat too little, and hate our bodies. Body Kindness proposes a revolutionary new approach to loving ourselves by rebuilding our relationship with our physical self. It does not promote diets or exercise but instead a compassionate way of treating one’s body and building a new life.
The Tyranny of Choice Our society promotes a view of freedom of choice as an essential element of a happy life, but the author of this book has other things to say. Salecl suggests that the idea that we are rational beings who always make intelligent choices is flawed and might lead us to a social disaster.
Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change This book by therapist Robin Norwood is quintessential reading for those women who do so much and get back nothing, and it showcases the patterns that these women are likely to fall into. It has helped thousands over the past decades, giving them a better understanding of their current situation and allowing them to give up on destructive partners.
Sexual issues actually come up a lot in my online counselling sessions. The distance the screen provides (and the fact that my clients and I are usually in very different parts of the world) really helps to open up about difficult topics. In this post, I'm sharing some of the resources I frequently recommend to my clients who would like to know more about their own sexual issues, about what is “normal” or not and who would like to work on addressing those issues in a more constructive manner.
Andy Puddicombe, former Monk and co-founder of Headspace, shows you how just 10 minutes of meditation each day can change your life.
The climate crisis not only threatens the habitats of plants and animals, but also our own existence, making it one of the great challenges of our time. Emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, despair and resignation are common reactions and these feelings, also referred to as climate anxiety, are particularly widespread among young people. In this article, I’m sharing five helpful tips to help you care for your mental health and stay strong and resilient in the face of global warming.
This blog posts examines parasocial relationships, which can develop when we view online personalities, such as influencers and celebrities as friends. It looks at the dangers of these one-sided relationships and provides guidance on how these online connections can add to your social life, rather than take away from it.
Which areas of your life are particularly important to you? And how much time and energy do you actually spend with these things? In this blog post, I'm going to introduce you to an exercise that I use in my work as an online psychologist that encourages us to look at our lives and examine the different “life areas” that are important to us.