Why do children have temper tantrums? Haven’t we have all walked through a shopping mall and witnessed a todder in the throws of a temper tantrum, screaming and crying, with no awareness of others around or the possibility that he or she is embarrassing that parent? Just wailing. The mother, usually, in fact, tries to […]
Tips and strategies for building strong, healthy relationships and honestly expressing needs and emotions.
There is a good and bad, a light and dark side of empathy. Empathy helps to understand and identify what others feel. You create a safe space for them to be open and comfortable in order that they disclose more freely. It says to others, ‘I care’ and ‘I want to understand how you feel’. […]
Trauma reminders or “triggers” can set off false alarms in the brain and body. For people who have experienced Complex Trauma, it can feel as if their problems are too big to manage, that they are all alone, that no one cares, or that nothing will help. When this happens, their false alarm can feel […]