Author Archives: Dr. Jena Field

attachment theory

Attachment Theory And How It Can Help (Or Hurt) Your Relationship

Hollywood movies have given us romantic ideals about relationships. Opposites often attract in movies. In the beginning, the couple amusingly clashes until they finally get together and then THE END, they live happily ever after, we presume. Such Hollywood endings suggest that when we finally choose a romantic partner, the… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • October 13, 2020
New Year's Resolutions
Personal Growth

New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Ways to Recommit

Want a Healthier 2019? It's time to talk commitment, ladies: Commitment to yourself! Already January is sneaking by, so let's check in with our new year's resolutions. Every New Year presents us with a fresh start to make the changes we know will improve our health and our lives. Life-long habits… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • January 20, 2019
Emotional Triggers

Surviving the Holidays with Grace: 3 Strategies to Disarm Your Emotional Triggers

The holidays bring families together and along with holiday cheer comes a host of old relationship dynamics. I am the youngest of three children. Growing up with a single mom, I was often fighting for attention. As an adult, that same child-like frustration arises when I am not being heard.… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • November 27, 2018

How to Catch Depression Early On

When we think of depression, we may imagine being permanently pyjama-clad, lying in bed or on the sofa in a dark room, unable to move. Clinical depression (or major depressive disorder) can look this way and the Internet and media often paint this picture. If we research depression symptoms online,… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • October 24, 2018
post-traumatic stress

Do You Have Post-Traumatic Stress?

We commonly hear about extreme events such as fatal accidents, war, or terrorist attacks leading to post-traumatic stress. However, trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk, states that negative experiences don’t have to be extreme to be traumatic. Trauma is any experience that overwhelms our normal capacities to cope. Losing a… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • September 20, 2018

Steps You Can Take Now to Manage Stress

Doctors, scientists, and the media warn us that stress is toxic and that ‘We Must Calm Down’ or suffer the health consequences. This causes a dilemma for many of us. How many people do we know who lead stress-free lives? And how often, despite our best efforts to manage or… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • August 23, 2018
How to manage Loneliness

4 Ways to Manage Loneliness When You are Single and Don’t Want to Be

Surrounded by books, papers, and articles, I am amazed that there is so much advice out there about how to stop feeling lonely, but none of it really resonates with me. ‘Join social groups, volunteer, connect more with your friends’ are all good advice, but none of these activities actually… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • July 28, 2018
feeling lonely

Feeling Lonely? You’re Not the Only One

Loneliness makes it harder for us to connect with others, but there is hope. ‘Loneliness can damage your health and even shorten your life span, chimes the Washington Post. Well that’s just great. Now, not only am I feeling lonely, I am ‘triggering inflammation’ in my body and ‘neurological changes’… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • May 13, 2018
feeling stuck

Feeling Stuck? Fight Your Resistance Dragon

Dr. Jena Field introduced us to the topic of  "feeling stuck" in her precious post, Can't Move Forward? Try This When You're Stuck Feeling Meh. This is the second of her 2 part series. You are not the problems that stand in your way. The problems are the problems. Work the… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • April 6, 2018
feeling meh

Can’t Move Forward? Try This When You’re Stuck Feeling Meh

You should stay away from your potential! You don’t want to find out that the most you could possibly achieve if you gave it your all and devoted yourself to improving yourself… would be maybe eating less cheesy snacks. – Dylan Moran You will not find ‘stuckness’ in any clinical… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • March 4, 2018
inner critic

Rewire Your Brain and Feel Happier: Embrace Your Inner Critic

This is part 3 in a 3 part series by Dr. Jena Field on rewiring your brain for happiness. Almost everyone has an inner critic. Mostly, our inner critic can be likened to a well-meaning parent, pointing out our mistakes, highlighting our weaknesses, and nagging us to be better. I liken… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • February 3, 2018
negative thoughts

Rewire Your Brain and Feel Happier: 3 Steps for Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

This is part 2 in a series by Dr. Jena Field on rewiring your brain for happiness. "'Tis the season to be jolly," may ring out of every store and gas station during the holiday season but in reality we are more likely to feel down in the winter months… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • December 25, 2017

About Dr. Jena Field

Dr. Jena Field is Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and writer. Her speciality is Monkey therapy. Curious? Check it out at themonkeytherapist