When I started this blog, my type of writing was expressive writing. At that time, I was dealing with a deep sense of disconnection. I was disconnected from myself and what made me feel alive. That disconnection prevented me from bonding with others on a deeper level. There were times it was like I couldn’t feel anything at all or see the meaning. When I started writing about what was happening, I experienced relief. Situations and emotions became clearer. I could have a better grasp of what was going on.
Category Archives: Feelings
Nonviolent Communication: How to Overcome Anger in 4 Steps
Communication is not always easy to manage. However, there are tools and skills we can develop to make it more effective. Nonviolent communication is something you can now add to your toolbox. This type of communication is a process. You can practice and follow through to prevent the negative consequences of anger. The first step is to be aware and use anger as an alarm. Every time we get angry, we need to remind ourselves that the trigger is never the cause. Moving into our heart space will allow us to get to the root cause of our anger and communicate better.
The 4 Sources Of Self-Abandonment
I believe self-abandonment is common among people who are highly sensitive and whose emotional needs weren’t sufficiently met in their childhood due to neglect, abuse or absence of one or both parents. Such experiences can lead a child to feel unsafe and unlovable, which is psychologically very distressing and traumatising. The lack of love, attention and presence gives then rise to adults who don’t know how to soothe and calm themselves. Instead of learning positive coping strategies, these adults often engage in one or more of the following sources of self-abandonment: living exclusively in the head, harsh self-criticism, addictive behaviours, and abandonment of the inner child.