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
If there is an overwhelming theme in my practice lately with the majority of my clients it can be summed up in one word: ANXIETY. This is not a new topic that clients bring, but is greatly increased and compounded by the pandemic we’ve been facing during the past year. I have written other pieces on how to … [Read more...] about Dealing with COVID Anxiety in the “New Normal” Ahead
Recovering from any type of eating disorder is a lifelong challenge. Just because you recover physically does not mean it magically goes away. It is a continuous effort mentally and physically to remain in a state of recovery. Negative self-talk, unrealistic expectations, and low self-esteem cause a negative … [Read more...] about A Client’s Story of Eating Disorder Recovery
I’m guessing I’m not the only person who at this particular moment is dreaming of an escape to somewhere warm and tropical to rest and unwind. Sadly, for all of us, this is definitely not happening this winter. However, if we focus on the blessing of technology (especially Zoom), we can give ourselves the … [Read more...] about The Need to Retreat- Online Meditation Courses
I’ve decided to read a variety of books on introverts which I feel would be useful to my clients and sharing my thoughts on them in upcoming articles. As you probably know, I specialise in working with introverts, who often fall into the category of Highly Sensitive People. The first book I read was The … [Read more...] about Review of Introvert Book #1- The Introvert Entrepreneur
I have found the perfect meditation for dealing with the incredible frustrations of COVID-related craziness going on all around us- something that will help you keep your head on straight, act with loving kindness, but while at the same time, maintaining healthy boundaries to keep yourself and your loved ones … [Read more...] about Do No Harm and Take No Shit Meditation
In a recent post, I urged you not to diet. In this week’s post, I wanted to share with you a story from one of my clients about ‘body shaming’- a major factor in what leads many of us to go on diets in the first place. In our work together, she is focusing on learning to love and appreciate the body she has, … [Read more...] about A Client’s Story on Body Shaming
During this long-term COVID-related isolation phase, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on how to best cope with all of the restrictions we’re currently having to navigate. It seems that all of the things we used to do in order to find joy and satisfaction in our lives are temporarily on hold. Here is a list … [Read more...] about What Can Grandparents Teach Us About Global Crises?