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The Drama Triangle Part 1

At times our life seems to be full of drama. The way we respond or react to the drama around us has been called the Drama Triangle by Stephen Karpman. The three roles on the drama triangle are Persecutor, Rescuer and Victim. Victim – “Poor me.” Victims often feel victimised, trapped, helpless and hopeless. They think they are at the mercy of life. They are unwilling to take responsibility for their circumstances and cannot see they have the... read more

Overcoming a Crisis

When you are hit by a crisis, there is usually an emotional storm going through your mind and body, with negative thoughts and feelings going in all directions. One way to overcome this is: S.T.O.P. Slow your breathing Focus on your breathing by slowing down your breaths going in and going out. This will help you to calm down and reduce the influence of your emotions. Take note Take notice of what you are thinking and feeling. Do not buy into... read more

ATTACHMENT STYLES

The way we attached to our caregivers as children affects the way we connect with others and can lead to poor adult relationships. DISMISSIVE AVOIDANT ATTACHMENT The dismissive avoidant was emotionally neglected by their caregivers during their childhood and learned that they must rely solely on themselves. Therefore, they can be withdrawn and easily get overwhelmed in relationships. FEARFUL AVOIDANT ATTACHMENT Someone who is fearful avoidant... read more

6 Simple Tricks for Dealing with Pressure

If you aren’t careful, pressure can sneak up and overwhelm you. Before you know it, you’re a mess. Sitting in your chair, sweating, heart racing, and dreading the thought of doing any work. Fortunately there are some tricks to dealing with pressure. With a little practice, you can turn nerve-wracking stress into pure motivation. Count Backwards It sounds simple, but counting backwards from 100 is a great way to distract yourself... read more

Help yourself to help others

Do you wish you knew more about suicide intervention? Have you known someone who has attempted, or succeeded at, suicide? Had feelings of helplessness and wish you could have done more? YOU can perform suicide first aid and intervention, simply by participating in an ASIST course. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2 day interactive workshop for all caregivers, conducted by registered trainers. In ASIST, you will: Discuss... read more

R U OK?

R U OK? Sometimes no matter what you do it doesn’t seem to go right. Riding a bicycle can be an enjoyable thing but yet it can be pretty hard, especially when the tyre is flat or you hit a bump the wrong way and … well the picture says it all. You just crash and you’re not OK! You know – life can get like that as well. At times it doesn’t matter what you do, things never seem to go right for you. The more they... read more

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