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External Shame vs Internal Shame vs Guilt

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 feelings about […]

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Bouncing Back from Trauma

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 […]

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

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 be […]

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Mindset Shift vs Mindset Changes

While you may think that mindset shift and mindset change are synonyms, these two terms actually describe different processes. The difference may be subtle, but it still exists. Small mindset shifts are easier to make than big changes as they gradually add up and don’t require as much from us as the huge changes or […]

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Releasing Guilt

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 […]

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Techniques to Set the Boundaries

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 that […]

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Forgiving Yourself

All of us make bad decisions or choices that hurt ourselves and others at times. We are humans, flawed and imperfect. We make mistakes and cause harm to another, intentionally or unintentionally. We fail to meet our goals or keep up healthy relationships. However, allowing remorse to wash over you is not a productive way to […]

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Supporting Your Moody Teen

Transformations that happen in adolescence can be hard on both teens and their parents. Adolescence is known as one of the most stressful periods of a person’s development and growth. Teens face many changes and challenges. They change physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. While some teenagers go through these changes go smoothly, others experience a […]

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An Intro to Non-Violent Communication

Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., the founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, believed that compassion is our natural ability. His research was mainly focused around the question of what disconnects people from their compassionate nature and alternatively, what motivates us to stay in touch with our compassionate nature even through the hardest times? During his research, […]

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Why People Avoid Vulnerability

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 […]

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