The Benefits of Journaling
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation” -Graham Greene, Ways of Escape. Journaling has been harnessed as a life tool by people throughout history and much has been writing about its transformative power. Many famous writers, artists, scientists, politicians and others have cited journaling as a powerful aid that
Drawing On Your Available Resources
Many people come to therapy because a life problem (relationship, work, family) or personal difficulty (e.g. stress, OCD, anger) has become too difficult to manage alone. While therapy provides a great outlet in which to gain new perspectives and explore new coping mechanisms, part of the process can also be about taking stock of what resources the person has at their disposal in their everyday life that can also help. Recognising and drawing on these resources outside of the
Self-Compassion, Its Good for You. And Its Good For Everyone Else Too.
Compassion is about having feelings of understanding and empathy for others, particularly around their struggles and suffering. We can see the positive effect compassion can have on our relationships with others; it brings us closer by showing the other person that we care, its creates a feeling of wellbeing and harmony between people and it lessens conflict by giving space for tolerance and understanding. What is Self Compassion? It seems that, for many, it is much easier to