What is Incongruence?

What is incongruence?  Imagine being a child and one day your parents bring home a new baby. Suddenly you receive less attention and are told to “be quiet”. The baby gets lots of attention, not only from parents but from every visitor. You may feel abandoned, rejected, hurt, angry, confused, bored and ignored. You are Continue reading »

Like Yourself Better

Self-esteem is the way we regard ourselves, almost as though we were evaluating someone else.  Some people find that their self-esteem depends on what others think rather than relying on their own judgement. What contributes to low self-esteem?  Early experiences contribute to adult self-esteem.  As children if we are praised and helped to recognise what Continue reading »