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Hope is a belief that as bad as it feels is not as bad as it stays in out of control moments. It asks you to trust the way the process of life unfolds in these moments, because it is your life and and so it must at the end of the process be good. ✨

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Please know that it is okay if the things that are valuable or important to you are not by those around you or who you love the most; try not to let this create doubt in your life. ✨

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You deserve a safe emotional space in your relationships, and the only way to have this type of space is to create it by literally building the perimeter walls or boundaries that mark it. This can only be done through communicating your needs or feelings in the present moment. ✨ https://t.co/zeso6EPu4x camillemquamina photo
Some times the only thing you need to achieve is patience with yourself and your process to acquire peace within. You are worth the time it takes to figure out or achieve anything or implement a change in your life. ✨

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Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist and provide psychotherapy (therapy) to Adolescents and Adults. This may look like individual, couples, family or group therapy. I tailor my approach so that therapy can be energizing and facilitate a healthy change process for you.
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Hope is not automatic but it is very much necessary for a healthy emotional body.

Consider the way that you become skilled at anything with the physical body. Ultimately the two factors that influences skill development are environment and genes. So environmental factors like practice, access and privilege can make it a bit easier or a bit harder to become skilled or develop skills. As well as persons can have an advantage or disadvantage due to genetics or rather genetic predispositions.

It is the exact same with skill development in the emotional body; and please, consider hope to be a skill to the emotional body in this post. Hope rests on a foundation. It asks you to believe that as bad as it feels is not as bad as it stays. It asks you to trust the way the process of life unfolds in moments that feel out of control, because it is your life and so ultimately it must be for good, because you are inherently good. The ease with which you can acquire this belief/skill depends on your past and current environment and your genes.

So hang in there, as with all skills; patience, information and practice may be needed. ✨

You can reach out for a sesh (via WhatsApp) if you want to pursue this via my therapeutic process.

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Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Overthinking is a common response to uncomfortable feelings in an anxiety or anxious pattern of behaviour.

It is a way that people seek to resolve the uncertainty that triggers fear; a common uncomfortable feeling, that is the dominant emotion felt, in an anxiety pattern.

Ultimately, the person who engages in this coping mechanism is trying to stop discomfort rather than go through it. It is the equivalent of trying to stop a hurricane, instead of preparing for the hurricane by boarding up the windows, storing water, and canned goods (etc.).

Hurricanes are a type of weather system just like sunny days or windy days, and similarly uncomfortable feelings are a part of your emotional body, just like comfortable ones.

So, trying to avoid some feelings and not others is near impossible, and if you find yourself trying to do this through an anxiety pattern, it just means that you have to learn ways to go through your feelings instead.

Certainty is not synonymous with goodness, loveablity or worthiness. And so there is nothing wrong with uncertainty. You can make space for it. ✨️

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Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
Camille M. Quamina, Clinical Psychologist
You are going to have things that are of value to you in your life; they can be materialistic like money or abstract like peace. This concept is true for everyone around you also.

If you don't know the what and why behind the things that you do or don't value in your life, any clash with or divergence from what other people value can create doubt about the things that are important to you.

Doubt is a slippery slope to the emotional body because it cannot exist in the same space as confidence. Confidence can only exist where there is a healthy level of self-esteem which is the fuel of your emotional body.

So please know that it is okay if the things that are valuable or important to you are not by those around you. It is okay to trust your process. ✨

I can do one on one work through my therapeutic process to explore concepts like these if needed.

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