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post-traumatic stress
Wellness

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
eustress
Wellness

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
Loneliness
Wellness

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
Wellness

The Theory of Attachment: Connecting with Your Partner

The first article in this series explained that loneliness is like the Cruella de Vil of emotions. It snatches our affable traits and ramps up our social paranoia and cynicism. Maybe loneliness was the reason that Cruella surrounded herself with loving puppies. Hollywood movies have given us romantic ideals about relationships.… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • June 20, 2018
feeling lonely
Wellness

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
Wellness

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
Wellness

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
Wellness

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
Wellness

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
feel happier
Wellness

4 Steps to Rewire Your Brain and Feel Happier

The sun is out, blissfully hot and I am in the sea. Salt water stings my eyes as I swim away from shore. I stop suddenly and flip over onto my back. My legs float up and I starfish while staring up at the sky. I connect with myself, with… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • December 9, 2017
guilt feelings
Wellness

4 Reasons Why We Feel Guilty and How to Stop Those Guilt Feelings

We have all done things that are harmful or hurtful to others. But how we respond emotionally to our misdeeds varies greatly from person to person. One person may feel temporary pangs of guilt that motivate them to rectify the situation. While another person may feel unrelenting shame, inadequacy, and… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • May 15, 2017
Self-Forgiveness
Wellness

Why Guilt Lingers and What to Do About It: Self-Forgiveness

Almost all of us have experienced that knot in the stomach, those pangs of guilt, or brooding anxiety that comes from doing something we don’t think we should. No matter how much we avoid the unpleasant feelings, they come back in a flash when we remember what we did wrong.… Read More
  • Dr. Jena Field |
  • April 15, 2017

About Dr. Jena Field

Dr. Jena Field

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