Why Hyperfixation Feels Like a Toxic Part of My Mental Health Struggle

                Hyperfixation, commonly associated with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – and autism, is an occurrence when an individual becomes fully engrossed with something, may it be a hobby, movie, book, person, etc.  Often, this hyperfixation affects the rest of the person’s life as they have a challenging time focusing on anything other thanContinue reading “Why Hyperfixation Feels Like a Toxic Part of My Mental Health Struggle”

How Criticizing My Emotions in Childhood Created an ‘Emotional Storm’ Inside Me

When I was growing up, I was labeled as a “shy” and “sensitive” child. I would cry often, and I would be criticized for it, which contributed to my quiet demeanor. Whenever I would express anger, I was told I wasn’t allowed to be mad, or that being angry was wrong. I learned that sadness and angerContinue reading “How Criticizing My Emotions in Childhood Created an ‘Emotional Storm’ Inside Me”

The Use of Counted Cross Stitch in Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Art therapy was established in 1942 by Adrian Hill, who found painting and drawing soothing while healing from tuberculosis (Team, 2016). Since then, art therapy has grown as a profession and has been utilized in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, cancer, eating disorders, and numerous other conditions. Art therapy is no longer limited toContinue reading “The Use of Counted Cross Stitch in Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)”

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