Posts by PsychSolutions

Understanding Trauma: Fight, Flight, Fawn, Freeze Response

Trauma is a deeply personal and often overwhelming experience that can profoundly impact individuals. One of the key ways individuals respond to trauma is through instinctual reactions known as the fight, flight, fawn, freeze response. These responses are automatic survival mechanisms triggered in moments of perceived threat or danger. Understanding these responses is crucial for…

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Practical and Ongoing Support Strategies for Overwhelmed Caregivers and Grieving Individuals

Supporting someone who is overwhelmed or grieving goes beyond emotional support. Practical assistance and regular check-ins are essential in helping them manage their daily lives and ongoing challenges. Provide Practical Assistance Grieving individuals may appreciate practical assistance with daily tasks or responsibilities Non-Neurodivergent Perspective:Offer specific help like, “I can pick up groceries for youthis week,”…

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Emotional Support Strategies for Overwhelmed Caregivers and Grieving Individuals

Supporting someone who is overwhelmed, whether they are a caregiver or grieving, requires empathy and understanding. Both neurodivergent and non-neurodivergent individuals can offer valuable emotional support through different approaches. Offer a Listening Ear Providing a supportive presence is crucial. Both non-neurodivergent and neurodivergent individuals can offer comfort through active listening. Non-Neurodivergent Perspective:  Simply being there…

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Fantasy Bonding

In the world of dating, it’s easy to be attracted by the charm of a new relationship. The excitement of meeting someone who seems perfect can create a powerful emotional high. However, this excitement can sometimes cloud our judgment, leading us to form what’s known as a “fantasy bond.” This term, coined by psychologist Robert…

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 International Self-Care Day

The Significance of International Self-Care Day July 24th marks International Self-Care Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the vital role self-care plays in our lives. This day serves as a reminder that prioritizing our well-being is not only acceptable, but essential. It is a call to action, encouraging individuals to take proactive steps in nurturing…

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Navigating Personal Injury: How Psychological Therapy Can Help

Experiencing a personal injury is a multifaceted ordeal that impacts not only physical well-being but also mental health. At PsychSolutions, we understand that the road to recovery can be daunting, filled with stress, financial burdens, and the often overlooked psychological trauma that accompanies such events. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support to help you…

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Psychopathy & “Red Flags” in Relationships: Recognizing the Signs and Protecting Yourself

Relationships are a cornerstone of human experience, providing emotional support, companionship, and growth. However, not all relationships are healthy, and some can be profoundly damaging, especially when one partner exhibits maladaptive traits. Understanding the early clues and patterns of psychopathy and “red flags” in relationships is crucial for safeguarding your well-being and ensuring you are…

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Insomnia and Fatigue: How Does Stress Influence Sleep Quality?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep. The resulting lack of restorative sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, mood disturbances, and impaired functioning. While various factors can contribute to insomnia, stress is a significant and…

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Navigating Postpartum Depression

Welcoming a new life into the world is a miraculous journey, but for some mothers, the transition into motherhood can be accompanied by unexpected challenges. Postpartum depression (PPD) affects many new mothers, regardless of how prepared or excited they felt before giving birth. It’s crucial to understand that PPD is not a reflection of your…

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Action Anxiety Day: Understanding, Reducing Stigma, and Accessing Resources

June 10th marks Action Anxiety Day (AAD), a significant national awareness and education day dedicated to understanding anxiety, reducing stigma, creating awareness of evidence-based resources, and raising funds to support free anxiety programs. Anxiety disorders affect millions of people worldwide, making it crucial to educate the public and provide support to those in need. On…

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