The Inner Compass Therapist
Helping You Find Your Inner Compass
As the idea of working from home may become a normal part of routine for you, it can be stressful juggling work responsibilities with caring and homeschooling your children. For the past few weeks, my family and I have been figuring out a way to co-exist and work together. As expected, there have been bumps along the way, and there continues to be some challenges. However, we have developed a routine that have created some normalcy during this period.
As each of us tries to cope with the outbreak of Covid-19 and the changes it has brought, it is normal to feel anxious about what is happening. Although everyone will react differently to the situation, we are all dealing with the inundation of news surrounding the virus, determining the necessary precautions to take, and adjusting to self-isolation or social distancing.
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Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism. ~ Kristen Neff
We often believe that we have to fix ourselves in order to improve our self-esteem or self-confidence. If we could just know how to not get so stressed out, we would feel better about ourselves and others would like us more. However, the key is not to fix your flaws, but to be kind to them by cultivating self-compassion.
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As the holiday season begins, we are busy with preparations, buying gifts, mailing cards and attending holiday parties. For some of us, it is the time of year to connect with others. However, it can also be a vulnerable time. As much as we want to have a festive time, struggles don’t take a break during the holidays.
We are all looking for love and connection. It is a primal need we all share. Due to our family and cultural history, it may be hard to love ourselves and we don't believe we are worthy of another's love. We may push others away or not put ourselves out there to receive love. We do this to also prevent being rejected. Yet, we seek love. It becomes a vicious cycle.
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I am looking forward to sharing ideas, concepts and strategies with you about a variety of topics, such as managing anxiety, working with shame, and much much more!
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Amreeta is a Registered Social Worker, and a Psychotherapist, who works with adults and teens in working with shame, and building self-confidence.