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psychology

Marriage Myths

Marriage Myths

  Marriage Myths 1) Happy couples never argue Even the happiest and most stable couples have their fights. What makes a good marriage is not simply ‘chemistry’ but how the partners handle conflict. 2) You can influence your partner to be more in line with […]

Depression – the black dog

Depression – the black dog

    Depression – the black dog Depression is sometimes referred to as the “black dog” and I wanted to share a very good video clip on this subject. It explains depression well and shows just how debilitating it can be for someone who is […]

What is experiential avoidance?

What is experiential avoidance?

  What is experiential avoidance? Photo by tropical.pete Experiential avoidance is an attempt to avoid situations that make us feel stressed or anxious. The problem with avoidance is that the threat remains ‘untouched’ and we never learn the skills needed to work through the problem. […]

Your thoughts aren’t real

Your thoughts aren’t real

“The quality of your life is determined solely by the relationship you have to your own thinking” – R.Carlson Your thoughts aren’t real Okay, hear me out. The idea that your thoughts aren’t real may seem bizarre but once I have finished explaining you will […]

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse The effects  of childhood abuse can last forever. It can influence your thinking, emotional state and the way you relate to others way into adulthood.  Child abuse takes a wide variety of forms. The most common forms of childhood abuse […]

10 Signs of good therapy

10 Signs of good therapy

  10 Signs of good therapy Good rapport A good therapist will make you feel at ease. They will not judge you nor will they tell you what to do. When you feel safe and accepted and feel you could tell your therapist anything, you […]

What are safety behaviours?

What are safety behaviours?

Photo by UltraSlo1 What are safety behaviours? We all engage in safety behaviours to differing degrees. A safety behaviour is something we do to provide us relief from anxiety. The problem with safety behaviours is that they only work temporarily and our attempts to self […]

The daily grind

The daily grind

  Photo by matsuyuki The Daily Grind   Apologies to those of you who aren’t Katy Perry fans but this video is brilliant as it is a great example of “purposeful pop”. Katy Perry sings about a theme park called Oblivia and being “chained to […]