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One Life is all about inspiring, motivating and empowering. We are about taking action and changing your personal story of how you see yourself.
Here you will find stories and information where we talk straight to you about the psychology of change and share tips on powerful tools that can help you right away.

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Jan
30

Therapy: What Happens And What People Really Talk About

Many people are nervous about starting therapy because they are unsure what to expect. Uncertainty is an uncomfortable feeling, and this may end up with you deciding not to attend that first session. It is normal to feel uncertain and nervous before starting therapy. Therapy is a place where you are vulnerable and need to […]
Jan
23

Worrying About Everything And How To Stop

Do you feel that you are constantly caught up in ‘what if’ thoughts or other worries? This can become quite exhausting and negatively affect our mental health, physical health, social interactions, and work lives. Many people who worry feel that they should stop worrying completely. This can be very difficult as some worry is helpful […]
Jan
19

Creating Emotional Safety In Your Relationships

From a young age, you learn so much from the people around you. You’re taught how to walk, read, add fractions, and much more. But what about communication skills? Or conflict management tips? Or how to create a strong, healthy relationship? It’s one thing to fall in love with someone. It’s another thing to build […]
Jan
16

Types of Anger and How to Deal with Them

“Why am I angry?” “Stop taking your anger out on me!” You may have heard these phrases before, you may have even said them yourself. This is because we encounter ‘anger’ every day. This suggests that anger is a common occurrence that everyone must struggle with. We do not need to struggle with anger. By […]
Jan
11

5 Reasons Why Successful Professionals Seek Therapy

When a successful person walks into a therapist’s office it can often be a daunting experience. Many people have the misconception that therapy is only for times of distress or devastating crisis. This is proved untrue by the number of successful individuals that seek therapy to support them in their daily lives. Anyone can use […]
Jan
06

Do I Need A Diagnosis For Therapy To Work?

There is often a misconception that you need to be diagnosed when you attend therapy. This can fill us with discomfort and images of psychological testing, a mental health diagnosis, and someone to prescribe medication. However, therapy and diagnoses are actually very different from this. A diagnosis is meant to simply to an understanding based […]
Dec
28

Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

Bad days are an inevitable part of life. You can’t change that. What you can change is how you react to them. So you didn’t get the job, or your relationship didn’t work out, or you had a heated disagreement with someone. You’re left feeling pretty lousy afterward, and you’re looking for a way to […]
Dec
28

The 5 Stages Of PTSD

Some events in life affect us so deeply that they change the way we think, act, and feel for years afterward.  When you think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may picture war veterans or victims of childhood abuse. But PTSD can be caused by a range of life events; it can result from a […]
Dec
26

How Do You Heal From Trauma?

Often, we hear the word ‘trauma’ thrown around. Sometimes it is mentioned together with war and veterans, other times a pile up on the freeway, other times a violent crime. Trauma seems to group all of these experiences together. How does it do this? Are these the only events that can leave someone feeling traumatized? […]
Dec
23

Codependency: What It Is & How To Overcome It

From the outside, codependency can be perplexing. If you’ve ever had a friend in an unhealthy relationship, then you’ll know exactly what this feels like: “Their partner is treating them so poorly! Why don’t they just leave?” But it’s rarely that simple. Your friend may be in a codependent relationship.  Codependency can form in so […]
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