everyone: gay people walk faster
everyone: people with anxiety walk faster
everyone: kids can be used to walking faster to keep up with adults when they dont have long legs so kids walk faster
my mom: why are you walking so fast
Therapists are just people that you pay to pretend like they care about you.
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Did some serious OCD work today, v proud of myself but exhausted, and all I wanted was to play ESO but nope! Repeatedly booted from server 😒
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Here are some tips on how to make a sincere apology
1. Accept that you are wrong and did hurt the other person.
2. Ask them if they are ready for your apology. This shows them that you respect their feelings.
3. Make them feel heard and let them know how you do understand you hurt them. Make sure to phrase it the right way. (Ex: I’m sorry about my actions and how they hurt you. I will make truly make efforts to change my actions in the future.)
In order to sincerely apologize, it’s important that you make efforts to fix your behavior because you don’t want to make them feel that way again. Afterwards, ask for their forgiveness. It’s okay to be wrong and make mistakes however, it’s best to own up to them and not purposely put that person in such a position again.
On a last note, remember that all relationships (family, friends or significant other) go through ups and downs and communication is key. It’s okay to mess up but ignoring your feelings will only make things worse. If you feel like the other person is purposely hurting you, ignoring your feelings, making no efforts to change their actions, or sincerely apologize, it is a sign that they don’t respect you.
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Sometimes I just can’t. I just can’t get out of bed or I just can’t do that assignment. It’s difficult because I can’t explain it to other people and I don’t want to have to.
Often I’ll switch to my low-energy mode, but sometimes it’s already too late. It blindsided me and there simply wasn’t time to preform that kind of self care. And then I’ll want to beat myself up for being ‘useless and lazy’, and it only worsens the episode, meaning it could last for days.
So what I do is I decide that I clearly just need a day of serious rest, a break, and I label that day a rest day. If it’s necessary, I’ll later send out emails/messages excusing my absence saying that I was sick (I had a formal letter from my therapist for a while that I could just re-use when supporting documentation was absolutely necessary).
Giving myself permission to rest for that day, usually means I can function the next day, albeit in low-energy mode, and that’s usually enough to get things back on track. (Part of a rest day is just being gentle with myself and doing whatever i feel like. If that’s doing nothing or napping, fine. However if I feel like reading, cooking or folding clothes, that’s also fine. Usually when things are bad enough to need a rest day, I don’t really get out of bed. But it helps to just follow whims to get things up and running again).
it will be.
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Sometimes I feel like I should just give up because I'm tired of trying :((
TW: attempted su*cide
So today marks exactly a year since I last attempted suicide and honestly I'm so bloody proud of myself. I don't think I've gone an entire year before without trying to off myself since I was about 14 years old (I'm now 20). Yet this past year, I've made an insane amount of progress with my mental health, like, I can't even begin to explain how much I've improved in just this past year. Literally all by myself as well. I'm still a tad fucked, but I'm a million times better and a million times more stable than I was a year ago today and I couldn't be happier. It's been horrible, painful, exhausting and extremely difficult, but I've done it. I've really improved. And entire year without even trying to end my life. I'm really proud.
I just really wanted to share this because I'm so so so freaking proud of myself, I can't even properly express how much.
I wonder how much silent screaming goes on behind the masks these days...
Children or adolescents from low-income families, whose parents had lower levels of education, were at higher risk of having less well-developed brains than the individuals from middle- or high-income families with better-educated parents. Interestingly, there was little difference between the brains of high- versus average- income individuals. So the proverbial silver spoon doesn't give you a brain advantage, but being born entirely spoonless definitely puts you at risk for a disadvantage.
A 2014 paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Harvard University found that stresses related to poverty -- "overcrowding, noise, substandard housing, separation from parent(s), exposure to violence" -- can generate neurotoxins that damage a child's developing brain.
I’m Menahal, a licensed mental health counselor based in NYC. I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families to overcome a range of concerns including mental health struggles, rocky marriages, addictions, and trauma, to name a few. I believe that we all have exactly what we need to heal within us. This belief drives my work where I collaborate with my clients to uncover their innate ability to not only understand them, but also heal emotional wounding to create room for growth and thriving.
I’ve worked in both mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, which have helped me understand the prevalence of trauma and its profound affect on both mental and physical health. I’ve learned how deeply we can be impacted by adverse experiences, and in turn may unintentionally engage in patterns of behavior that cause us to remain stuck, whether personally, professionally, or in our relationships (or lack thereof). I’ve trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR, two powerful and effective modalities for the treatment of trauma, to enhance my work with clients who are seeking help for deep emotional wounding and/or traumatic experiences. With loneliness eating away at so many of us, I seek to create a means of safe connection where difficult experiences and emotions can be processed and released.
I am passionate about seeing couples succeed in their relationship goals, whether enhancing an already solid relationship or getting “unstuck” from recurring fighting patterns. When working with couples, I utilize the skills gained through training in the Gottman method as well as in EFT. I’ve had the honor of teaming with the Gottman Institute to author the Islamic Reference Guide for the Gottman Method, a companion to The New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work.
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not to be a capitalist but i need to go to work or ill die LOL
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F R I E N D S!!! im sorry i disappeared into the ether how r u all i promise u i have been following the enha comeback very closely fever is my fave track but the whole album is amazing i am so proud of all of them
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unfortunely it was too late i realized i was doing everything for the others. you shouldn’t feel ashamed of sharing your experiences or anxious.
Hoje fui na minha primeira consulta com a psicóloga. Foi tudo tranquilo, e importante para mim. 💛
Baixei um app que cria uma árvore enquanto crio um hábito.🌳
telling someone your issues in life and got only a “that’s rough” or “yeah, i have the same problem (move on)” it’s heartbreaking. you shouldn’t feeling scared or embarrassed telling those things, they’re part of your life and trust me if someone would even care about you they’d ask how are you doing/how have you been.
Is there a thing like manic depression where both moods are just manic but one’s the good kind and one’s anxiety? Manic mania? Manic anxiety? Manic manic anxiety? Manic panic?
Different cut outs from magazines