Where the Science of Psychology Meets the Art of Being Human

And Talking About It

One of the best things about being human is that pretty amazing things can happen when we share ‘stuff’. This is a big part of what Hey Sigmund is about. We love conversation and we’d love you to join.

We all have a story to tell. Every single one of us. Everyone has loved, lost and learnt. It’s part of being human. Nothing feels better than hearing from somebody else who’s been there. If you have a story to tell or some wisdom you’ve picked up along the way, we would love you to share it here – you’ll never know how many people will be needing to hear exactly what you have to say. Conversations make a difference. We are happy to consider any submission that fits under our banner of being human … that should be broad enough for you!

The integrity of the information on Hey Sigmund is really important to us. Because of this, we only publish guest articles that are written from expertise or personal experience. If you work in the area you are writing about or have personal experience with the issue you are discussing, we’d love to hear from you. We don’t publish articles written by representatives of SEO companies for the purpose of providing backlinks. 

Please send your submission to karen@heysigmund.com. 

Anxiety in Public - Avoiding the Spotlight
21st March, 2016

Anxiety in Public—Avoiding the Spotlight (by Lara Fraser)

When my anxiety first hit, I would have anxiety attacks in public frequently. In church, youth group, grocery stores, school, family events, and so on. If you know anything about panic attacks, you know it is not something you want to happen in public. I’ll give you brief overview: shaking, rapid breathing, suffocating feeling, crying, and sweating. Definitely not a pleasant ordeal, especially not in public where anyone can see it.

What is Bravery? Can Surrendering Be Brave? (By Kelli Walker)
1st February, 2016

What is Bravery? Can Surrendering Be Brave? (By Kelli Walker)

When trials and tribulations inevitably occur in life, we tend to want to fight them. According to our society and our customs, fighting tooth and nail against adversity is the “brave” or “courageous” thing to do. However, while fight and grit certainly have their place, even with anxiety, sometimes surrendering is best and it can take just as much bravery as fighting.

Adrenal Fatigue
19th December, 2015

Adrenal Fatigue (by Kate O’Connell)

Prior to writing this article, I understood what adrenal fatigue was relative to my own experience and those of my clients. After doing some additional research in an effort to impart the most comprehensive overview to my readers and increase their understanding on the subject; it turns out, funnily enough, that I still had much to learn including the fact that I currently meet the criteria for Adrenal Fatigue.

The Masks We Wear
14th December, 2015

The Masks We Wear (by Drew Craner)

Within the last ten years or so there has been an increase in superhero movies released.  These heroes range from Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, and The Hulk.  Most of these heroes’ have a lot in common.  They are all for fighting for the greater good, conquering evil, and saving humanity.  They also wear various uniforms to help identify who they are.  Along with most uniforms also come the masks.  The reasons heroes wear masks are to protect their identity and the ones they care about.

Let's Talk About Anxiety
18th November, 2015

Let’s Talk About Anxiety (by Allison Acquaviva)

There are many things I am proud of in my 22 years of life. Having anxiety doesn’t exactly make the top of the list, but it is what it is. Living with anxiety has been far from easy, but after 2 and a half years of battling it, I am finally comfortable enough to share my story.

Ale Alberti
26th October, 2015

My Story of Struggle and Hope (by Ale` Alberti)

My name is Alessandro (Ale`) Alberti and I am a cofounder of Black Dog on a Lead. I am going to be totally open and honest about my struggles with depression and anxiety so hopefully my short story will give those who suffer in silence, the courage to turn to someone close to them and say, “hey! I’m not feeling too good.”

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