The new year can be a tough time. Getting the post holiday blues and struggling with new commitments is normal. Here are some ways to help manage your inner critic through the process.
The relationship between you and your therapist is the foundation upon which therapy is built. Let’s admit it - sharing our deepest feelings with a stranger can be uncomfortable or even scary. However, when we have a therapist we trust and who understands our way of looking at the world, being vulnerable gets a little bit easier.
A trusted colleague and friend said something that I return to year after year around this time. She said, “If you're feeling anxious about visiting family, that's because you’re going to the button factory. These people know where all your buttons are, and exactly how to push them...because they made them.”