Happy new month! The year has been long and tumultuous but we have made it this far. What are you grateful for? I am grateful for rest and good health. Today we will be looking at avoidant attachments also referred to as dismissive. As previously mentioned, avoidant attachment as observed in children, they have no … Continue reading Avoidant attachment
Who are caregivers? Caregivers are individuals who regularly look after people in need; sick, disabled, child or elderly persons. They can either be family or professional caregivers. A family caregiver is a relative who volunteers their time to offer emotional, financial, social and psychological support to a loved one. In this regard, any of us … Continue reading Caregiver wellbeing
Our conversation on attachment styles brings us to anxious attachments and how one can identify this style in their different day to day interactions. Anxious attachment /ambivalence also referred to as preoccupied - children cling to their mothers very tightly and are reluctant to explore their environment. As teenagers, they may struggle to fit in … Continue reading Anxious attachments
What is attachment? Attachment is the emotional bond that children form with their caregivers. It is a process that sets off during pregnancy and develops over time in infancy and early childhood. According to John Bowlby, infants attach due to the innate predisposition for connection to their caregivers. Children are dependent on the caregivers for … Continue reading Attachment styles
Have you ever forfeited sleep in order to catch up on the latest series, or maybe complete a school or work assignment? How did you feel the next day? In my experience of sleeping late, I observed that my body was sluggish, my brain foggy and unfocused, with emotions all over the place. On such … Continue reading Sleep
(This is a continuation from last week's post. Click here to read that post.) Matt looked at from another perspective: his problem is distressing him and impairing his daily activities. Sometimes, thoughts of committing suicide have entered his mind due to the difficulties the problem has caused him. Indeed, his friends have noticed his … Continue reading Why Therapy?
His friends laughed at him when he said he felt the need to ‘talk to someone’. In fact John, his best friend, had laughed the hardest and told him, ''Since you have money to waste for talking with someone, why don’t you give me that money and talk with me instead. Am I not “someone” … Continue reading THE BIG QUESTION
Dr Saida looked through the previous week’s notes about Shida. She remembered the girl as she had been so distraught and wanting to run away before the session. She was looking forward to hearing more about her. Her diary was full today and she hoped that all the clients would keep time so that she … Continue reading Knowing The Client
Every Thursday we will post a story from YOU. Do you have a story to tell? Have you struggled with mental illness or are you going through an experience that you would like to share? We want to give you a space where you can talk anonymously about what you're going through without judgement or … Continue reading From Trauma to Healing.
Shida left her first session of therapy with a feeling of exhilaration. All nervousness went after Dr. Saidia had put her at ease. She looked forward to sharing more with the therapist about her continuing failing grades due to the terrible break up with her boyfriend. She had been with Chalo for almost three years … Continue reading Getting Comfortable