Bereavement is a time and state of mourning and grief when we experience deep loss. It is a natural, inevitable, and often very painful part of life, which occurs in response to the deprivation of someone or something. When we process loss, we experience grief on multiple levels, including mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. Emotional responses include anxiety, guilt, anger, sadness, and despair.
Life involves suffering but we are not taught this. Instead we are taught that we should strive for happiness. But this kind of thinking does us a disservice, we become vulnerable to the inevitable trials of human existence, and feel ill-equipped to handle life challenges. But what if internal crises could be better managed?
Illness anxiety disorder, also known as hypochondria, and previously hypochondriasis, or now simply health anxiety is when you experience an irrational and excessive amount of worry about being or becoming ill, so much so that it starts to take over your life.
Some might say that at the heart of most therapeutic issues is low self-esteem (LSE). LSE seems to impact most people, even those who might appear confident. But what is it exactly, and why does it affect so many people?
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