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Vulnerability: Myths & Misconceptions

Many people try to numb or hide their vulnerability, to push it down and pretend it doesn’t exist. It’s no wonder that misconceptions about it are so widespread. Many people fear being vulnerable; sometimes, they’re ashamed of showing they need...

Five Lessons Vulnerability Can Teach You

Emotional vulnerability can be highly confusing, particularly if we're used to thinking of it as a weakness. However, being vulnerable for many, leads to letting go of the false ideal of perfectionism. You might have heard it many times: "Perfect...

Understanding Vulnerability: Is It a Choice?

If you were given a choice, would you choose to be vulnerable? Would you want to risk being physically or emotionally attacked and hurt? Most people presumably wouldn’t. So, being vulnerable for many feels like it's too hard.   The fundamental...

Emotional Regulation: What It Is & How You Can Do It

Think of a kid throwing a temper tantrum for no apparent reason, or at least not one significant enough to cause such a reaction. The feelings of most adults can be just as overwhelming, and some adults’ use coping mechanisms...

Vulnerability: How It Benefits You And Your Relationships

We usually think we protect ourselves by not showing vulnerability. People can't hurt us if they don't know our weaknesses is a phrase many have expressed. However, to truly understand what vulnerability is and its impact on our emotional well-being...

How to Handle Childhood Trauma

As we grow up, most of us get a new perspective on specific events that happened during our childhoods and learn to see them in a new light with the wisdom and rational thinking that enables us to recognize the...

Understanding Intergenerational Trauma

We’re all permanently affected by the family dynamics we experience in childhood and early life. Some of us can recognize where our emotional or behavioral issues come from. Sometimes we can pinpoint elements of our parents' behavior that led to...

Complex Trauma: How to Recognize It

Many people experience difficulties that stem from diverse types of trauma without even realizing what causes trauma and what kind of effect it can have on one’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. For example, consequences of trauma, particularly a complex...

Collective Trauma: How to Cope With It

All traumatic events, both individual and collective, are frightening experiences that cause great distress to those who go through them. They usually involve life-threatening situations, illness, death, abuse, or injury. While all these things can happen on an individual level...
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