This session I found particularly difficult and emotional draining. We were discussing ‘Understanding Personality Development’.
We discussed how growing up in particular tough or stifling environments can stint personality development. This can cause a person to feel:
- Lack of trust
- Not getting close to people
- Feeling Abandoned
- Limited self-confidence
- Poor self-worth
- Poor emotional & behavioural self-regulation
- Difficulty communicating
A lot of these I can relate to, and that is what I found difficult from this session. It opened my eyes to a lot of reasons why I might feel like I do.
A key point that was mentioned in this session was that, when we are younger (as a child) we have a certain way of reacting to certain situations. As we grow up, if these habits aren’t changed and developed, it can lead to outbursts, mood swings and built up anger.
In these sessions we are aiming to look at these behaviours and begin to work on changing these habits.
We also discussed about mental health in the workplace and how the people around us respond when they know about mental illness.
I’m lucky, I gain a lot of support from my managers and workplace, they are incredibly understanding about my mental health providing I’m honest and I communicate how I’m feeling.
Overall, I think that these sessions are helping me.
I hope you all have a great week. 🙂
– Hannah ❤