cognitive behavioural therapy; psychology; relationship counselling

Tag: manipulation

How to deal with emotional blackmail

How to deal with emotional blackmail

Emotional blackmail is a form of manipulation. It’s a behaviour meant to get you to do the other person’s bidding. The probem with emotional blackmail is that it is a form of manipulation that encourages behaviour in someone else in an underhanded way. Someone being […]

Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media  Social media. We all know what they are. We all use them. But do we know how they actually work? Are we influencing social media, or are they influencing us? The following article deals with the psychology behind our posts, likes, […]

How to deal with intimidation

How to deal with intimidation

We have all met someone during the course of our lives who has been intimidating. As it is so widespread, many clients ask me how to deal with intimidation. Intimidating people try to get their way through aggressive behaviour. It is a learned behaviour that […]

Stop caring about what others think

Stop caring about what others think

We all care about what others think of us to some degree. Evolutionary Psychologists say this is because we needed others to survive millions of years ago. If we were shunned from the tribe, our chances of survival dimished rapidly. We are social creatures and […]

Transparency and openness breaks down barriers

Transparency and openness breaks down barriers

We all like to protect ourselves from the judgements of others and we all have our own insecurities that we keep hidden from others. Closing down and being secretive though reinforces isolation and self doubt. It’s the confident ones who feel happy in themselves that […]

Examples of manipulative behaviour

Examples of manipulative behaviour

We’ve all been exposed to some type of manipulative behaviour in our lives. Whether it was someone trying to get us to do their bidding by manipulting our emotions or whether it was someone pressuring you into doing the right thing (aka ‘their thing’). It’s […]

How emotional abuse affects your mental health

How emotional abuse affects your mental health

Emotional abuse affects your mental health – big time. No question about it. The scary part is that often, it creeps up on you, little by little. One day you wake up and realise that you are a quivering mess. Not at all the person […]

Subtle signs of control in a relationship

Subtle signs of control in a relationship

Many of us know the overt signs of abuse. Behaviour such as someone telling you outright what you can and can’t do is pretty obvious. Subtle signs of control are harder to spot but I am going to list them in this blog post. I […]