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When They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Strengthen Your Connection and Influence With Your ChildWhen They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Deepen Your Connection and Increase Your Influence With Your Child
6th October, 2017

When They Say This … They Might Need You To Know This. How to Strengthen Your Connection and Influence With Your Child

Children have a beautifully rich capacity to influence their world. There will be times this influence will feel strong and vibrant, as though their very important corner of the world is theirs to shape. Then there will be the other times – the ones when their capacity to influence will feel wafer thin and shadowed by rules, boundaries, louder voices, and other people. They’re no different to the rest of us like that. 

5 Reasons Your Child Craves Boundaries
6th October, 2017

5 Reasons Your Child Craves Boundaries (by Carla Buck)

Boundaries are our way of protecting and looking after ourselves. They are the secret gatekeepers to our souls, keeping the good in and the not-so-good out. But why does your child crave them? Boundaries help your child thrive by teaching them responsibility, security, consequences, respect, and emotional regulation.

Perfectionism: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
8th September, 2017

Perfectionism: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (by Dr Sarah Sarkis)

Perfectionism is often applauded in our society and I get it. I am someone who is steeped in the art of achievement and accomplishment.  I speak that language, intimately, and I have been in the vice grip that is the pursuit of perfection at various times throughout my journey and in various domains of my being.  The pursuit of perfection can take on many different roles and styles of expression. Additionally, gender influences the expression of perfection in our society.  In my practice, I have become more skilled at identifying the different and unique ways that men and women express this behavior.

How to Help Your Kids With Big Adjustments
31st August, 2017

How to Help Your Kids With Big Adjustments (by Charity Ritter)

Change is hard, and most people out there don’t like big life ones. They can be scary, they can disrupt the order and routine in your life, and they come with a lot of questions. Big life changes can be very hard for many adults; however, they may be even harder for kids, who can’t quite grasp or understand the reason behind them.

Recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder Means Learning To Change The Way You Think
15th August, 2017

Recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder Means Learning To Change The Way You Think (by Dee Chan)

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have a skewed way of thinking. We see criticism where there is none, we see abandonment when someone doesn’t return our phone calls, and we see despair when really it is just a different perspective. Although BPD is not classified as a “thought disorder”, in my opinion it should be. People with BPD internalize their skewed visions of themselves and turn their own thoughts against them. My husband used to always say to me, ‘Every feeling first begins with a thought.’ I think this is true.

How to Nurture Empathy in Children
31st July, 2017

How to Nurture Empathy in Children

We spend a lot of our time living in the space between ourselves and another. If we were to ask our favourite people what they loved about us the most, they would most likely say qualities that describe who we are in relation to others. Our kindness, generosity, open-heartedness, compassion, capacity to be vulnerable are qualities that would be very likely to feature up there at the top of the list. Empathy is the life-giving fuel that umbrellas all of these. 

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