Mental Health & Emotions

We Can All Think

We Can All Think

We Can All Think This is the second foundational principle of Transactional Analysis. Remember that when we know deepest down that we can all think, we are not compelled to critique, rescue or play the victim to other people's thinking. We are ‘off the hook’! Here are...

We Are All Ok

We Are All Ok

We Are All Ok This is the first of the three foundational principles of Transactional Analysis. Here are some questions which will help you to explore your thinking and feelings around this concept: Do you believe you are OK? Are you holding any reason to pull back...

Transactional Analysis: An Introduction

Transactional Analysis: An Introduction

Introduction to Transactional Analysis What do you think of the idea that you had mapped out a pretty good draft of your life story before you were aged seven or eight? Can you get hold of YOUR life script? Answer these questions... What is the overall  theme of your...

Getting Your Emotional Needs Met

Getting Your Emotional Needs Met

Getting Your Emotional Needs MetHow do you feel in your body when you feel sad? What kinds of things leave you feeling comforted? Make a note here - in a journal or notebook or your phone - so that you embed ways to use sadness into your way of being in your world....

When Emotions Get Complex

When Emotions Get Complex

When Emotions Get Complex When you were small, living with your family of any kind, there is very likely to have been one or more of the four primary emotions that your whole family were uncomfortable with feeling, noticing and expressing. Some families just don't DO...

Sad, Mad, Bad and Glad: Feeling and Naming Your Emotions

Sad, Mad, Bad and Glad: Feeling and Naming Your Emotions

Feeling & Naming Your Emotions Emotions are here to help us to solve a problem. Just like having a rumbly tummy or bladder discomfort help you to solve a problem/meet your body's needs. Sadness Sadness is caused by loss. The feeling of sadness is there to help us...

Emotions: An Introduction

Emotions: An Introduction

Introduction to EmotionsEmotions are entirely natural. They are simple cues to tell you what you need.  Like an itch, or a rumbly tummy or an uncomfortably full bladder. Our bodies know how to tell us what we need. We have forgotten (or never learned) that this is...