The 2d Building Block In Stress Management

Here continues a summary of my posts on how to recover as quickly as possible from more serious stress and exhaustion symptoms. As mentioned earlier, in my daily work with people who have sought help for stress and exhaustion problems, I have been able to distinguish 3 building blocks of stress management: 1. Adjust your […]

Your Action Plan – Step 3 For Using Your Inner Strengths More

Today’s post continues with how to find your inner strengths. Using our strengths is connected to experiencing higher levels of well-being, while not using our strengths can create a sense of unhappiness. Hence, it is important to increase the awareness of our strengths with the aim to develop and optimize these, see earlier posts. Step […]

Critical Dimensions For Developing Identity, Self-esteem & The Ability To Calm Negative Feelings

Earlier posts have been about how the interaction between a child and caretakers creates internal working models for relationships that tend to be repeated in other close relationships and also colors the child’s basic attitude to others and also to self. Today’s post continues with how the brain structure, identity and self-esteem of an infant […]

5 More Ideas Of How To Improve Your Self-Esteem Today

Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself and your abilities. Low self-esteem can leave you feeling insecure and unmotivated. There are direct ways to improve self-esteem. Here are 5 suggestions from of how: 6. Focus on what you can change, not on all the things that are out of your control 7. Do what makes you […]

About The Anxiety Provoking Thought Trap Labellling

There are many anxiety inducing patterns often called cognitive distortions or thought traps. These are ways of thinking that seem true but are in fact not reasonable, realistic or relevant to the situation. Noticing when we are using thought traps and countering them is an important part of traditional CBT-exercises that also can reduce symptoms […]

Reflecting on Which Substances & Other Strategies Do You Use & At What Cost?

The aim of ACT exercises is -to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead accept these as appropriate responses to certain, often unavoidable, situations. -to make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important and enriching in our lives regardless of unavoidable accidents, obstacles or losses in our […]

A Day For Contemplating How To Contribute

Today is both a holiday and a day for contemplation. Recent incidents around the world makes it important for each of us to think about how we each would like to reach out to support and help. Hence, today can be a day for thinking about how and in what way you would like to […]