Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

I first learned about intrusive thoughts when I took a postpartum class a month after giving birth. It’s a common issue that many women can have intrusive thoughts about their baby, like: “What if I threw my baby down the stairs?”. It’s terrifying to think of something awful happening to your child, and these thoughtsContinue reading “Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts”

Pay What You Can Group Therapy

I remember my first group therapy session quite well. It was more of a social gathering at a local community centre with other families who lost an immediate family member. They split us into two groups; all the adults went to a separate room while the ‘kids’ stayed behind. I say ‘kids’ because there wasContinue reading “Pay What You Can Group Therapy”

There’s an App for that!

It’s hard to ask for help, but luckily in today’s society, there’s an app for that! Even though I preach of talking to others, its hard to take that first step to open up about what we struggle with. I blog openly about it so others can be inspired to do the same, but ifContinue reading “There’s an App for that!”

Automatic Thoughts

CBT Technique: How to Change Automatic Thoughts Do you ever find yourself reacting negatively? I hate to admit that I’m my own worst enemy, and will always put myself down even if there’s no reason to. “I’m not good enough.” “I’m a disappointment.” “Everyone thinks that I’m annoying.” “I’ll be fired over this little thing.”Continue reading “Automatic Thoughts”

Where do I put my hands?

A little over a year ago, a friend of the family came to me with some advice knowing that I was struggling. Automatically, my guard went up. I started to become defensive about the situation and chose to ignore what she was saying. I politely asked her to leave my house, and without hesitation, sheContinue reading “Where do I put my hands?”

Focus on how you’ll feel

One of the biggest complications that anyone has with anxiety is ‘staying in the moment.’ When our body rushes with an emotion we tend to focus on the present. You need to remember that feelings are fluid and they will inevitably change. One thing that my psychotherapist mentioned over and over again was to writeContinue reading “Focus on how you’ll feel”

Laughing at myself

I took the day off yesterday, and I don’t feel terrible about it. After working throughout the holidays and even dragging my ass out of bed on Boxing Day I know I needed it. Yes, I woke up extra early on December 26th riddled with anxiety. I was taking over a co-workers responsibility that I’veContinue reading “Laughing at myself”