Does empathy have a downside?

Does empathy have a downside?

As therapists, we are taught the vital importance of empathy very early on, because feeling that your therapist is empathic is one of the ‘common factors’ which helps to create positive change, whatever type of therapy is being practiced.  Taking a scroll on...
Music and survival stress

Music and survival stress

Recently I’ve been immersing myself in the world of nervous system regulation and survival stress. At some point during this period I found myself going through my playlists identifying songs which for me encapsulated the fight, flight and freeze responses, because,...
New Year, New Me?

New Year, New Me?

Are New Year’s resolutions a useful way to approach change? If so, what are the best ways to successfully change our habits? This blog post contains some ideas for approaching the new year from a place of self-compassion. For many, the start of the year is an...