Alcohol and anxiety

It is a common assumption that alcohol, in moderation, helps us to relax. For a lot of people that may be true, but for others, alcohol does the reverse and makes them feel more anxious than they were before. Alcohol … Read more

Anxiety Tics

The term anxiety tic covers a range of involuntary and sudden movements, they are generally unpredictable and often appear unmanageable. They are often an ordinary, if sometimes bothersome symptom that become visible in childhood and are frequently grown out of. … Read more

Conditions of Worth

In Carl Roger’s model, conditions of worth are the moral and behavioural codes that we live by. The curious thing is that often we are not entirely clear about what our conditions of worth are. Are you attached to conditions … Read more

Emotional Permanence

Emotional permanence refers to our capacity to believe in the feelings of other people even when we are not with them.  For example, to know that your partner loves you even when you are not together.  For some of us, … Read more

Complex PTSD Symptoms

Trauma and complex PTSD are sometimes difficult to diagnose.  The symptoms can develop over many years and during that time it is not uncommon to be given an incorrect diagnosis of depression or anxiety disorder.  This means that a sufferer, … Read more

Rebecca Syndrome

Rebecca Syndrome is an alternative name for Retroactive Jealousy, and it describes the problem people have who have become fixated upon their partners’ previous partners. Rebecca Syndrome is an obsessional problem.  The key to unlocking the problem and being able … Read more

Individuation

Individuation is a term that is linked with Jungian psychology. It refers to the process of becoming one’s self, to becoming whole and distinct as opposed to being part of the collective. Individuation is a key concept in Jung’s contribution … Read more

Emotional Dysregulation

Emotional dysregulation is a term that describes problems maintaining emotional equilibrium or mood. In most cases, this is a product of events and is an indicator that at an earlier period, someone has lived through trauma, often repeated trauma, which … Read more