About The Importance Of Ranking Your Values

More and more research points towards the importance of values and perspectives on life for steering one’s life in the desired direction and for staying on track while handling unexpected stressors that inevitable comes by in everyone’s life. Last weeks’ posts were about re-examining your values, what you actually are or could be doing to […]

About Sense Of Coherence & The Serenity Prayer As Guides In Challenging Situations

Last weeks’ posts have been about Antonovsky’s concept Sense of Coherence. What determines whether stress will be harmful or not is whether or not the stress violates our sense of coherence. The sense of coherence is the extent to which one has a pervasive, enduring and dynamic feeling of confidence that stressful situations are: 1) […]

A Summary Of The Characteristics Of The 4 Adult Relationship Patterns

Our relationship pattern and the ability to take care of and calm our emotions are interconnected. This connection is to a large extent based on childhood experiences which also impacts our expectations of to what degree we can depend on and get help from others. These expectations are also connected to beliefs about our self-worth. […]

Boost Self-esteem By This Writing Assignment

In the coming Friday posts I will go through some techniques for how to more directly improve self-esteem. Today’s post is about the importance to get to know yourself. This starts with introspection to figure out what you are about: what is important to you, what drives you and brings happiness in your life. One […]

Different Views Of Anxiety & How To Decrease Related Suffering

Last weeks’ posts have been about anxiety provoking thoughts and how these can be handled to reduce experienced suffering through different techniques. These techniques are used in cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT. In this view anxiety is triggered by the fear of experiencing different kinds of perceived dangers at the moment or in the near future […]

The Final Step & Summary Of The ACT/Acceptance Exercise For Handling Crises

The aim of ACT exercises is to: – Stop struggling with emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead accept them as appropriate responses. – Keep moving towards what is important in your life. Today’s post concludes the steps for handling a crisis, adopted from the STOP exercise from Russ Harris, 2009, www.actmadesimple.com: Slow your breathing – mindfully […]

About How To Identify Your Top 10 Values

More and more research points towards the importance of values and perspectives on life for steering one’s life in the desired direction and for staying on track while handling unexpected stressors that inevitable comes by in everyone’s life. Last weeks’ posts were about re-examining your values, what you actually are or could be doing to […]

A Summary Of Strategies For Increasing Sense Of Coherence Which Increase Resilience To Stress

Today’s post concludes the posts on Antonovsky’s concept Sense of Coherence.   What determines whether stress will be harmful or not is whether or not the stress violates our sense of coherence.   The sense of coherence is the extent to which one has a pervasive, enduring and dynamic feeling of confidence that stressful situations […]

Some Of The Characteristics Of A Fearful/Disorganized Adult Relationship Pattern

Secure relationship patterns and the ability to take care of and calm one’s emotions are interconnected. The foundation of this connection is made based on childhood experiences with trusted ones, foremost our caretakers, especially our parents. As been mentioned in earlier posts, we humans develop expectations of to what degree we can depend on and […]