This is a topic very near and dear to my heart. And based on how often it comes up in therapy sessions, I thought you might find it useful to have a primer on how to deal with emotional vampires (now referred to as EVs throughout the rest of this article). To test the waters for this piece, I did a Google … [Read more...] about How to Protect Yourself from Emotional Vampires
As many of you know, I am an anxious person and always have been. Such is often the fate of Highly Sensitive People (or HSPs). I'm always looking to find new and effective tools to both reduce my own anxiety and to pass onto my anxious clients. I've written about this topic previously and you can check them … [Read more...] about Rewire Your Brain From Anxious to Calm with These Exercises
The photo above shows a happy and relaxed couple- me and my dear husband on a cruise just before the pandemic hit in 2020. Sadly, we complained ad nauseam about what we didn't like about the cruise when we visited my parents right afterwards. Little did we know that within two weeks, we would not be able to … [Read more...] about Introversion/Extroversion Takes on the “New Normal” Ahead
I work a lot with addictions in my therapy practise- mostly to food but also other substances like alcohol and other drugs. With all of these addictions, my clients almost always tell me that they want to learn to 'use' (fill in your particular substance-of-choice here) "in moderation someday". Some are … [Read more...] about Are you a Moderator or an Abstainer?
Well folks, I recently turned the big 5-0 and am glad to be on the other side of teetering on the edge between two decades. I feel like I am finally on terra firma and it feels really good. Being a Highly Sensitive Person, transitions are hard for me. The ups and downs of perimenopause over the past six … [Read more...] about Welcome to the “Fierce Fifties” Baby!
On this Mother's Day of 2021, I want to dedicate an entire post to my own very special mother- whom I call "mum" because my family is from London, UK, also known in her own right as Marion Kane. But before I get to that, I want to share an article I wrote on another Mother's Day about three generations of … [Read more...] about A Shout Out to My Mum, Marion Kane
During a recent session with a client who struggles with anxiety and depression, I introduced the concepts of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help her alleviate her symptoms. Read this article to learn more about how I use CBT in therapy sessions. This woman seemed to be quite familiar with some of the … [Read more...] about Free Course for Anxiety/Depression: Bounce Back Program
I am an introverted psychotherapist who specializes in helping my introverted clients thrive in a world designed and built for extroverts. I recently took up a little COVID challenge: to find and read the best self-help books for introverts and to review each one. My first review can be found here: Review … [Read more...] about Review of Introvert Book #2: The Secret Life of Introverts