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Causes of emotional numbness

Causes of emotional numbness

What causes emotional numbness? There are many causes of emotional numbness. Two of the most common causes are depression and anxiety. Often, when we do not deal with our emotions and suppress them, numbness follows. We become so accustomed to learning how to ‘not feel’ […]

Transitioning Living Spaces with your Partner 

Transitioning Living Spaces with your Partner 

  In a long-term relationship, deciding to move in with each other is a great step that can strengthen your bond and also make sense financially. You’ll be sharing chores, responsibilities, electricity bills, and meals, and this can be a completely new experience for some […]

Anxiety in children and adults

Anxiety in children and adults

Information about anxiety: Anxiety is the most common problem for children and adults. Fear or worry at normal levels and frequency are helpful and adaptive because some situations are really dangerous. Worry can be a way of preparing for a situation. When that fear interferes […]

Mental Health Research

Mental Health Research

Keen to take part in mental health research? We can all do our bit to raise awareness of mental health issues. So many of us suffer and I believe that what we know about is just the tip of the iceberg. We need to talk […]

Good advice for navigating life

Good advice for navigating life

Advice for life   I am always pondering the meaning of life and why people do the things they do. I also try to learn the lessons life provides me from my experiences – good and bad. I came across Japanese Buddhist master Miyamoto Mushashi’s  rules of […]

Facing your fears

Facing your fears

A reader’s experience Do you make a regular effort to face your fears? A reader of my blog, called Vincent recently got in touch to tell me how he was facing his fears. This is no half-hearted approach as he is attempting to do something […]

7 Tips for Rebuilding a Relationship with an Ex

7 Tips for Rebuilding a Relationship with an Ex

  https://unsplash.com/photos/a7XUtljVEMc Building a successful relationship requires work, especially if you’ve broken up with the person once before. Ex-boyfriends and girlfriends can get back together and have successful relationships if they do the work. Here are seven tips for building a good relationship with an […]

Strategies to reduce worrying

Strategies to reduce worrying

  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  strategies for worry Worry is one form of anxiety that can be targeted with CBT interventions such as exposure, problem-solving and cognitive change techniques. What is worrying, and when is it a problem? Worrying is thinking too much about what might […]