Blog | Kamini Wood, Certified Life Coach

3 Mindfulness Techniques For Anxiety

Mindfulness can be described as your ability to be present and intensely aware of what you are sensing, thinking, and feeling in the moment, without interpreting or judging it. Practiced through meditation, mindfulness involves relaxing practices such as guided imagery, deep breathing, and other methods that can increase your mood, alleviate stress and anxiety symptoms, […]


What is Projection?

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Projection is a form of defense mechanism in which we transfer unwanted feelings, qualities, or impulses into another person. In other words, when projecting, a person is unconsciously taking their unwanted or harmful feelings or thoughts and attributing them to someone else. For example, someone who is overwhelmed by anger and hostility may project these […]


Subtypes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Persons with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can be generally described as having an exaggerated belief of superiority over others and an obsession with grandiose ideas of power and self-worth. These individuals always put their needs first, often displaying self-centered and manipulative behavior while lacking empathy for other people’s feelings. In addition, they constantly seek attention […]


External Shame vs Internal Shame vs Guilt

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Guilt and shame often emerge together but they are far from being the same emotion. Shame is a self-conscious emotion that involves a negative self-evaluation and unpleasant beliefs of one’s worth. Shame is linked to psychological disorders including anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, narcissism, and paranoia. The Difference Between Guilt and Shame Because shame involves […]


Understanding Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation

Motivation is typically described as the driving force that prods us to behave in a certain way. It is a powerhouse for our actions, goals, and dreams. While extrinsic motivation involves reward or punishment-driven behavior inspired by incentives (awards and prizes) or punishments, intrinsic motivation comes from inside. Intrinsic motivation involves the act of doing […]


6 Ways to Bounce Back from Trauma

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Trauma is an emotional response to an intense, frightening event that a person either experienced or witnessed. Trauma can involve events such as emotional distress, sexual assault, car accidents, natural disasters, or combat. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), about one in eleven people that have survived or witnessed trauma will develop posttraumatic stress […]


SSRI (Strategies, Strengths, Resources, and Insights) as a Method to Handle Resilience

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Resilience is the process of adapting well to stress. Being resilient doesn’t mean that you don’t experience any stress. Resilience represents your ability to bounce back after challenging experiences such as family and relationship problems, health issues, work-related problems, or financial challenges. Our resilience is relative and depends upon a situation. For example, you may […]


How to Release Feelings of Guilt

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While disturbing for most people, guilt is a normal emotion. We usually feel guilty when we think or know that we did something wrong or failed to something. Guilt appears as a natural emotional response when we hurt another person. We feel uncomfortable, unpleasant, and upset, and these feelings usually motivate us to correct the […]


4 Simple Techniques to Set Boundaries

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Too often in life, we go along with other people’s requirements, needs, and wishes because we don’t know how to say “no”. However, having the ability to set personal boundaries is one of the best things you can do to protect your mental health and improve well-being. Learning that “no” is sometimes a sufficient answer […]


Why People Avoid Vulnerability

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The fear of vulnerability is probably one of our biggest fears. Many of us believe that opening up to another human being is loaded with risks; if we expose ourselves, we will lose love, respect, and acceptance. As we grow up, we learn to make boundaries, create walls and put a façade around our feelings […]