3 Mature Defence Mechanisms

A defence mechanism is a way of thinking and behaving that we unconsciously use to protect us from anxiety that arise from ‘unacceptable’ thoughts or feelings fearing being judged by others. Last posts have been about 7 primitive and 5 less primitive/more mature defence mechanisms. Today’s post is about 3 mature defence mechanisms that can […]

More About Acceptance, ACT:

Last week was about Acceptance, one of the two parallel developments from the mindfulness movement. Acceptance has been further developed into its own field and practices called ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The aim of the exercises is to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead accept these as […]

5 More Building Blocks To Heal Stress & Exhaustion

Today’s post continues with the 10 building blocks that are important in order to heal exhaustion. This healing journey includes: Getting from the 2d phase – Leveling off where the stress injuries are not getting worse and there are prolonged periods of more energy, To the 3d phase – Recovery when getting closer to life […]

How Your Parents Impact Your Feelings

Another important dimension in feelings is how we learn to regulate them. Under Stress at https://www.jennyrapp.com/ there are concrete suggestions/techniques on how to calm intense emotions. The ability to spontaneously regulate emotions is ideally developed during childhood. But this depends on the emotional ability of our main caretakers, usually our parents, since for this ability to […]

How Teenage Years Can Impact Self-esteem

Self-efficacy can improve self-esteem. This post continues about how the necessary characteristics for optimal self-efficacy changes during life since different periods require different competencies to function well. Last weeks’ posts hint some important dimensions we all can add in our daily lives to increase our self-efficacy: – The importance of curiosity already for small babies […]

The 5 More Mature/Less Primitive Defence Mechanisms

A defence mechanism is a way of thinking and behaving that we unconsciously use to protect us from anxiety that arise from ‘unacceptable’ thoughts or feelings fearing being judged by others. Last weeks’ summarized 7 Primitive Defence Mechanisms. Today’s post is about 5 less primitive/more mature defence mechanisms that potentially develop as the psyche matures/develops through […]

From Mindfulness to Acceptance, ACT And Related Exercises

From the mindfulness movement, there have been two parallel developments. I One is the mindfulness practices and meditations we have gone through in earlier posts. II The other development is Acceptance that is a part of mindfulness meditations but also has been further developed into its own field and practices. The practices and exercises within […]

5 Building Blocks To Heal Exhaustion

Today’s post is about the 10 building blocks that are important in order to heal exhaustion and: Get from the 2d phase – Leveling off where the stress injuries are not getting worse and there are prolonged periods of more energy… …To the 3d phase – Recovery when getting closer to life as it was […]