The Savvy Social Worker’s Gospel Playlist: 10 Encouraging Songs When You are “All In Your Feelings”

As summer winds down, it’s easy to feel the heat (especially on the South), as well a sense of unease about our accomplishments and goals for the rest of the year. Social workers, and other mental health professions, may feel that they are not making the impact that they want to with their clients. This … Continue reading The Savvy Social Worker’s Gospel Playlist: 10 Encouraging Songs When You are “All In Your Feelings”

Five Ways Movies Can Promote Mental Health Education

Movies and film have the power entertain, inform and inspire empower individuals to live their best lives. Therapists, social workers and mental health professionals have used the concept cinematherapy to create this transformation in the lives of many of their clients. Therefore, in honor of Minority Mental Health Month, here are five ways social workers, … Continue reading Five Ways Movies Can Promote Mental Health Education

How To Become Your Best Self Despite Childhood Emotional Neglect

If you look around, and if you pay attention you will see something very interesting and surprising: The world is filled with people who have not yet discovered their best selves. Many are wonderful people who care about others and are trying to do good... Source: How To Become Your Best Self Despite Childhood Emotional … Continue reading How To Become Your Best Self Despite Childhood Emotional Neglect

The Healing Starts

A first hand view on narcissistic abuse…

Pascale's Healing Journey

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Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life. G Feuerstein

Healing after being abused, deceived, betrayed and hurt by the person you loved and trusted may seem like an impossible thing to do. It’s been two months since my relationship ended and at first I didn’t think I would be able to move out of the deep dark hole that I was in. The searing pain I felt prevented me from eating, sleeping and socialising and instead I was drinking as well as smoking excessively. I could just about manage to get myself out of bed and go to work. However, as soon as I got home, I would retire to the comfort of my bedroom or a bottle of wine.

I didn’t understand why my relationship hadn’t worked out. I had given him everything: my love, my support, my admiration, my…

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Avoid Workplace Burnout: Maximize Your Vacation Time This Year

“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time. Americans universally say that vacation days are important to them, yet 54 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: Time Off research found that workers are taking nearly … Continue reading Avoid Workplace Burnout: Maximize Your Vacation Time This Year