Category: Youtube videos

Mental Health Awareness week

Ending the stigma of mental health is still proving to be a challenge, although in the UK we are getting ever closer to our goal of a deeper understanding, tolerance & acceptance of the importance of talking about our mental health. As somebody who… Continue Reading “Mental Health Awareness week”

1 year of Courage Coaching

Today marks 1 year since I started Courage Coaching and I can definetely say it has been totally worth it! Although I wasn’t new to wordpress 1 year ago, I was very new to coaching! Since completing my certification and coaching my first clients,… Continue Reading “1 year of Courage Coaching”

Approval seeking

Approval seeking is a very common behaviour that all of us are guilty of at some point in our life. It might be that we are trying to impress someone we like, make a new friend or make a good impression on our new… Continue Reading “Approval seeking”

How does having a special needs sibling affect you?

It is important to raise awareness about the challenges a sibling faces when their brother or sister has special needs. Many years ago, when I came across a book writen by a woman who grew up with a special needs sister and the struggles… Continue Reading “How does having a special needs sibling affect you?”

Psychological Projection-A defense mechanism that people with NPD use often

Dear friends I am hope you are enjoying your weekend and are generally doing ok. Before I fly off to Scotland tomorrow, I wanted to upload Monday’s Youtube video early, as I won’t be able to work on it when visiting family. This week’s… Continue Reading “Psychological Projection-A defense mechanism that people with NPD use often”

Pathological lying & other types of lying

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your week started well 🙂 Today’s video, which unfortunately took me ages to edit due to many interruptions & distractions, is about pathological lying. Although I talk about other types of lying, I particularly wanted to highlight the importance… Continue Reading “Pathological lying & other types of lying”

Parentification

In today’s video, I talk about another type of child abuse known as parentification. Parentification isn’t always through the known fault of a parent, as sometimes in single parent families or in families with a special needs child, the parent struggles to keep the… Continue Reading “Parentification”

Infantilization

You might have heard of the term infantilization but you may not realise how incredibly abusive it is when a parent does this to their child. It is only natural for a growing child to start developing independent thoughts, actions and opinions. For a… Continue Reading “Infantilization”

Malignant narcissism

Although this isn’t an actual diagnosis in the DSM, it is very real and it is very destructive. I have had first hand experience with someone who has this condition and I live with a very real mental illness that was caused by that… Continue Reading “Malignant narcissism”

Narcissistic abuse-Trauma bonding with a parent

As many of you already know, my journey to qualifying as a Life Coach, was based on my own recovery from my narcissistically abusive parents. For those of you who don’t follow my more personal blog, I wanted to just give you a little… Continue Reading “Narcissistic abuse-Trauma bonding with a parent”