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Love-Object: Attachment Theory & It’s Relationship To False Self

To Love and Be Loved A Very Brief History of Attachment Theory and its’ relationship to the False Self  The British psychoanalyst John Bowlby sought to understand the anxiety and distress  children experienced when separated from their primary caregivers. Bowlby shared the psychoanalytic view that early experiences in childhood are important for influencing development and …

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The False Self: Being Yourself isn’t Easy, but it’s Worth It

Do you feel like you’re wearing a mask under your mask? Have you ever gotten the advice to “just be yourself”? What does that even mean? Is it even safe to be yourself around everyone you meet? We all have different sides to us: work self, social self, family self, date self, the list is …

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Tips for Coping with a Bad Day

Be kind to yourself: Even though you are having an off day; remind yourself that some things are out your control. Being too hard on yourself will not cause you to have a better day or better outlook. Treat yourself: Do something that genuinely makes you happy that will brighten your day, as treat for …

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Understanding Group Therapy: By Psychology Today

“If you’re considering psychotherapy, several options are available. One of those options is group therapy. Depending on the nature of your problem, group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing your concerns and making positive changes in your life. What Should I Expect? Group therapy involves one or more psychologists who lead a group …

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Who Am I Really? True Self vs False Self

While the true self is represented by our real feelings and desires, while the false self is a side of us that has changed its behaviour, repressed feelings and pushed needs aside in order to survive. We introduced the idea of the onion – the true self at the centre protected by outer layers of …

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