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Author: Taya Slobodjaniuk

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HOW SUPPRESSED ANGER AFFECTS US

HOW SUPPRESSED ANGER & AFFECTS US

Emotions can either be expressed or suppressed. When you express them constructively, they tend to lose their power over you, even if it’s just talking about it, writing about it, or even banging a pillow on your bed and shouting about it! You are releasing the feelings, but without causing harm to anybody....

ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION

ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION

Assertiveness affects many areas of life. Assertive people tend to have fewer conflicts in their dealings with others, which translates into much less stress in their lives. They get their needs met, which also means less stressing over unmet needs, and help others get their needs met, too. . . . ...

BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE

BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful. After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that’s being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling and overly apologetic. ...

YOUR ANGER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Anger is a well-developed coping mechanism that we turn to when our goals are frustrated, or when we feel threat to ourselves or to people, things and ideas we care about. It helps us react quickly and decisively in situations where there is no time for a careful, reasoned analysis of the situation. And it can motivate us to solve problems, achieve our goals, and remove threats. Acting in anger can serve, therefore, to protect yourself or others. A positive response and constructive outcome can improve your...

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA

Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a traumatic event. When that trauma leads to posttraumatic stress disorder, damage may involve physical changes inside the brain and to brain chemistry, which damage the person's ability to adequately cope with stress. ...

PARENTING STYLES

Child-focused parenting acknowledges the full range of emotions that are experienced by children. It offers reassurance when a child is afraid and clear guidance about behavior. This style of parenting sets firm boundaries and sticks to them, compromising if it is clear that it is beneficial to the child. It responds to a child`s changing needs and recognizes that a child is a separate person with a life ahead that will require the emotional and practical skills that only can be learned in childhood. This type of...

COMMITMENT PHOBIA

People with a commitment phobia do want a long-term connection with another person, but their overwhelming anxiety prevents them from staying in any relationship for too long. The fear of commitment can be overcome. The first step is being open to change. . . ...

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COPING SKILLS – LEARN TO TRUST SOMEONE

How do we learn to trust someone? It can be a scary thing to do. After all, when you begin to trust someone, you’re not just learning to rely on them – you’re giving up some of what you’ve learned in terms of relying on yourself. Trust can sometimes make you feel vulnerable. Furthermore, lots of people find this difficult because of what they’ve been through in previous relationships. If you’ve been cheated on or let down – or if you grew up in an environment where...

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INCREASING YOUR SELF-ESTEEM

Many early theories suggested that self-esteem is a basic human need or motivation. American psychologist Abraham Maslow included self-esteem in his hierarchy of needs. He described two different forms of esteem: the need for respect from others and the need for self-respect, or inner self-esteem. Respect from others entails recognition, acceptance, status, and appreciation, and was believed to be more fragile and easily lost than inner self-esteem. ...