Our mental health can be affected by the availability of a kind forum to express ourselves. As well as looking to friends, we can look to art to help.
Suffering and the direction of compassion
When we are suffering, we may be tempted to isolate ourselves. In contrast, reaching out to help others boosts a sense of connection and helps our mental and physical health.
Hypnosis – uses and abuses
Hypnosis is a state of increased suggestibility, which can be induced to reduce perceptions of pain and fear, to enhance performance and confidence, and to change habits or behaviour.
Anger and reconciliation
Anger evolved as a way to defend against threats. But it is an expensive strategy in relationships.
After trauma, our relationship with life can become distorted. We can swing between anxiety and depression. Part of recovery is rebuilding a healthy relationship with the fact that ‘life happens’.
Handling the end of a relationship
Endings are hard. They can make us feel dependent, and threaten our ego. How we handle separation says a lot about us.