Category: Self-improvement

Are you a blamer? Dr. Marisa van Niekerk Educational Psychologist shares some info on blaming

Are you a blamer? Let’s talk about blaming

Are you a blamer?

What is blaming, and why do we do it?

Are you a blamer? Blaming is basically the process whereby our brains finds a clever way of avoiding the psychological pain created by negative events. Blaming is an externalising process, projecting the anger or pain onto another person or situation, instead of taking responsibility for it ourselves.

If you are a blamer (or don’t even know you are), have a look at this (hillarious) video by Brene Brown, where she “considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.”

 

To read more about blaming and how it can affect you EGO, read this post here.

Dr. Marisa van Niekerk, Educational Psychologist in private practice in Midstream.
Also serving clients from Centurion – Rooihuiskraal – Irene – Pretotia East – Midrand – Heritage Hill – Cornwall Hill – greater Pretoria area
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Get the most out of your work day

There are many emotional issues that find a corner in our heart, and refuse to die down. With time, these issues can transform into a sort of emotional tumor that impacts negatively on our daily life, such as lack of concentration, enthusiasm, self respect, will to change, encouragement, and so on. These issues can spiral into our lives in various ways and gets channelled into other zones, which can create problems in the relationships, professional life, and health.

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Anxiety treatment for better tomorrow

Anxiety is something that exists in everyone’s life to a certain extent, and in a way it is medically known to be helpful as well. Because, anxiety helps us stay alert and be reactive to our circumstances, whether joyful or painful. However, when the anxiety reaches the stage where it overwhelms you mentally and physically, and affects your normal routine of life, you need the help of a clinical psychologist.

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Talking to kids about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Talking to kids about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing widespread panic and anxiety throughout …

Are you a blamer? Dr. Marisa van Niekerk Educational Psychologist shares some info on blaming

Are you a blamer? Let’s talk about blaming

Are you a blamer? What is blaming, and why do we do it? Are you a blamer? Blaming is basically the process whereby our brains …

Mental toughness, Pretoria, Centurion, Midstream

Your Ego, your personality manager

Your ego: an introduction Ego?!   Yes, we know about ego’s.  Usually men’s ego’s! In a previous post I’ve …