You’ve been here before. You are sitting on the edge of your bed, wondering how you got this way. This wasn’t the life you imagined for yourself. You figured surely you would be married with childre and working at a boring job you only sort of hated by now. Instead, you’re living at home and[…]
1. Understand Why It’s Important Not To Be Reactive We have all replied to that email a little to quickly. You are most definitely not alone in having said something and immediately regretting it. Even the best of us react at times without thoroughly thinking things through. Unfortunately, some more than others have a tendency[…]
Do you manage your emotions or do your emotions manage you? Oftentimes when people find themselves reacting to situations in ways they regret, it is because they are acting based on off of how they feel. Put another way, their emotions are in control. Have you ever texted your ex when you were feeling lonely only to[…]
When you think of people who need to learn how to better control their emotions, some stereotypes may come to mind. Flashes quickly pass of people who have a drug addiction, are suicidal, or need anger management. It may be easier to see how people who go from 0 to 100% at the smallest provocation[…]
Overwhelmed in having to make a decision between two equally undesirable choices? You may be suffering from black and white thinking. Check out my latest blog post with one of the fantastic group therapy practice’s I work for, Christine Fernandez & Associates. http://www.drchristinenyc.com/black-and-white-thinking/ Want help with overcoming black and white thinking? Schedule an appointment here.
Co-Dependency. This was a term that originally gained notoriety in the context of families struggling with alcoholism and/or substance abuse. While the term can certainly be applicable in that content, it also has a much wider reach. Someone who has experienced significant trauma or grows up in a household where emotional intelligence is not a[…]