I’m writing this post in response to an article on Xtra entitled “Unpacking ‘gender exploratory therapy,’ a new form of conversion therapy written by Erin Reed. The subtitle reads “The practice is sold as supportive care-but in reality, it’s used to delay transition until a person no longer identifies as trans”. As a mental health … Continue reading Is Gender Exploratory Therapy Conversion Therapy?
Gender exploratory therapy is an approach that dives deep into the world of the client. It helps them explore their gender without restriction. The number of people expressing the need for support around their gender is rising. To meet this need a global association of gender exploratory therapists (GETA) has formed. Guiding principles of gender … Continue reading What is Gender Exploratory Therapy?
There are many ways to cope with gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is strong discomfort associated with one's gender and sex characteristics. For some people medical transition helped reduce their gender dysphoria , but for some it did not. Individuals who undergo medical transition and revert back to their natal sex are called “de-transitioners”. Many de-transitioners … Continue reading Ways to Cope with Gender Dysphoria
The main difference between coaching and counselling is that coaching is more goal focused action oriented, whereas counselling is more process oriented and exploratory. Most people are familiar with counselling if not from personal experience than at least peripherally. Coaching on the other hand is a new and quickly growing field that is radically transforming … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Coaching and Counselling?
How to Use this Guide Are You Sleep Deprived?Why Do You Want to Improve Your Sleep?Record Your ProgressConsistency is King Know your Chronotype Bedtime Routine Use Your Bed for Sleep OnlyIncrease Sleep Efficiency If You Can’t Sleep Get Out of BedLimit Napping Exercise 3-6 Hours Before Bed Practice Deep Breathing Change Your Thoughts Sleep environmentSleep equipmentFood and DrinkSleep MedicationOver the Counter Sleep Aids Test for Sleep … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Improve Your Sleep
Have you ever done something and then wondered 'why did I do that?'. If you want to understand why you do the things you do, this article will give you a simple template to get to the bottom of what is driving your behaviour. The model is called STEP and it stands for Situation, Thought, … Continue reading Why Do I Do That? How to Understand Your Own Behaviour
One of the easiest ways to improve your mental health is to simply stop watching the news. News stories focus almost exclusively on the bad that is going on in the world. Positive news stories don't get as much attention, and news companies need our attention to make money and survive. Social media algorithms similarly … Continue reading Stop Watching the News
https://youtu.be/yZa8SKqTG_U Do you ever struggle to know what to do with other people's emotions? Do you pat them on the back? Do you say "there, there"? Do you listen and say nothing? Oftentimes people who are struggling don't even know what they want or need leaving others feeling stuck for how to support them. If … Continue reading How To Respond to Others Emotions
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