The garden fence: an analogy for understanding boundaries

What are boundaries? Boundaries are the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships. They are what we define as ‘OK’ and ‘not OK’ and help us to communicate what we need, want and find appropriate or not. For example, it could be a boundary in professional relationships (i.e. “it is OK for my … Continue reading The garden fence: an analogy for understanding boundaries

Phobias: How are they established, maintained and treated? 

What is a phobia? According to the NHS, phobias are “an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.” Phobias are exaggerated and irrational fears that are generally ‘learned’. The actual danger from the situation, object, etc is greatly over estimated and leads to fear out of proportion to the real danger … Continue reading Phobias: How are they established, maintained and treated?