This post explores the Other-Directedness domain schemas of Approval Seeking, Self-Sacrificing, and Subjugation and the impact that these schemas have on anxiety.
This blog explores the many factors that contribute to growth and healing in the context of counseling and therapy.
This post explores the impact of the Early Maladaptive Schemas Self-Sacrifice and Emotional Inhibition in caregiver and codependent type individuals, often leading them to attract Narcissistic individuals and one-sided relationships and to feel unseen and unvalued.
This post explores Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT Therapy, and how expectations and disappointments can keep us trapped in negative cycles and prevent us from embracing the life we have.
This post explores the necessity of defining priorities when setting goals and making decisions. Decision-making should be done by evaluating highest-priority goals and making choices that move us towards those goals.
This post compares the personality trait of authoritarianism to the schema Punitiveness and offers useful tips for dealing with the schema of Punitiveness.
This post explores the concept of resiliency and how obstacles and difficulties can actually act as catalysts for increasing resiliency and growth.
This post explores the concept of resiliency by considering the fact that an Orchid often blooms by being stimulated by unfavorable conditions. Resiliency often produces growth in individuals, especially when brought about by difficult situations.
This post explores the impact of not receiving validation from those close to us. This post also includes steps to take to increase likeliness of receiving and giving validation.