Andrea Harrn Counselling Services

Andrea Harrn Counselling Services

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Generated 3 days ago

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  • How silent treatment is used as a defence

    Being on the other side of a silent wall can be extremely hurtful, especially if you are a sensitive type.  Silent anger can feel like a dagger into your heart or a knife into your soul.  When you try to talk or break the silence and you are met with the back of someone’s head or a blank stare this eats into your own feelings of self-worth.  It is so upsetting and confusing that it’s hard to know ...

  • What are the main theories of emotion relevant today

    There are many theories about emotion going back hundreds of years.   They have been grouped into categories, sub-categories and numerous lists.  Some of the main theories can still be useful today. Many psychologists identify the basic/prime emotions to be anger, fear, disgust, happiness, rage, love and sadness.  Emotion is defined as a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or r...

Andrea Harrn Counselling Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • How to reveal the power games in passive aggression

    The power games of passive aggressive relationships can sometimes make you forget the past.  Your partner has managed to get you back on side and you are in an almost blissful state of happiness.  Your relationship is back on track.  They cannot do enough for you and you want to believe it will last.  However, something inside you doesn’t allow you to relax.  It’s an intuitive voice based on past ...

Andrea Harrn Counselling Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • 3 links between narcissistic and passive aggressive behaviours

    The narcissist is far from passive in their aggression although many moments of quiet planning will precede the onslaught.  I have experienced both narcissists and passive aggressives in my own life and professionally and identify three links. The Fragile Ego The ego is a person’s sense of themselves, their importance, their value and self-worth. It develops in infancy and its role is self-preserv...

  • passive aggressive behaviour – is it intentional?

    I was recently asked this question by a reader: “I read your article about passive aggressive behavior and I wanted to know if this behavior is something that a person can turn on and off like a light switch or is it part of who they are? If a guy was like this with one girl is it likely he will be the same way with another girl or is he only passive aggressive with girls who push his buttons?” So...

  • passive aggressive behaviour and emotional abuse – 3 things to know

    Being in a PA relationship will feel SO emotionally abusive at times that you may consider leaving your partner. Below are three specific behaviours used as PA responses which affect the way you view yourself and your sense of reality.  These destructive behaviours eat away at who you are and what you know to be true.  You can end up in a haze of disbelief, mistrust and confusion.  Your head is a ...

  • 7 things you can’t ignore: passive aggressive relationships

      Relationships that are passive aggressive are difficult to manoeuvre.  Here are 7 important things to know  and by the way the PA is probably having just as bad a time as you are. 1   Understand why its happening People that are passive aggressive find it incredibly hard to talk about their emotions.  Rather than owning up to their feelings they behave in such a way that it is hard to confront t...

  • Is there a link between dependency, codependency and passive aggressive?

    By understanding dependency and codependency you can begin to make sense of why some people stay in passive aggressive relationships. Dependency In healthy relationships there will be a mutual inter- dependency between couples.  You rely on each other emotionally, economically and morally in terms of family and expectations.  Where relationships involve too much one sided dependence and not enough...

  • 5 reasons people stay in passive aggressive relationships

      Being in a passive aggressive relationship is not easy to live with or talk about. No matter what your partner does, staying with them also says something about you.  So why do you stay?  Why do you swing between love and hate? You live in hope that they will change When things are bad between you it feels like the worst thing ever.  You can’t think straight or see straight.   However hard you t...

  • Passive, Aggressive or Passive-Aggressive – what’s the difference?

      How does passive aggressive behaviour differ from simple passive or plain aggressive behaviour.  What’s worse, better or are they all as bad as each other. Passive Behaviour Suzie has been married to Gavin for 4 years.  Gavin works in the City, is quite dominating, controlling and enjoys going out for a drink (or two) with his work colleagues at the end of the week.  She is a qualified teacher b...

  • 7 ways to recognise passive aggressive behaviour

    The term passive aggressive is widely used these days.  I overheard a conversation the other day in a restaurant when a customer accused the waitress of being passive aggressive because she didn’t smile and the food order was wrong.  Sure, PA behaviour can happen in all sorts of settings but when it happens between two people in a relationship it can be devastating. So how do you recognise the sig...

  • What its like living with a passive aggressive partner – you will be surprised

    When you are living with a passive aggressive partner you will not often hear the word “Sorry”.  PAs find it very difficult to ever be wrong and if you dare to suggest it YOU will be sorry. Jean and Bill were having financial difficulties.  Jean had been working day and night to make ends meet for the family. She was a good mum, always there for her 3 children and husband, giving her best.  Bill a...

Andrea Harrn Counselling Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

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  • 3 essential strategies to raise energy and motivate your staff

      Motivated staff are happy to be working in your organisation. They will feel valued, part of a team and have purpose and sense of achievement. As a manager or CEO of your company you will know how much hard work and energy it took to be where you are today. When you do not have your staff working with you towards shared goals then you have a problem.  Energy is a key factor here in continued mot...

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