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Are you too emotional or too rational?

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Being too emotional or too rational isn’t the best state to communicate in. if you are too rational, you will struggle to read the underlying emotion in a situation. Emotions act as our inner guide – telling us when something is wrong. If you have grown up in an environment where emotions were hidden, chances are you will find it …

What Is Gynophobia? – Symptoms, Causes & How To Deal With It?

Most of you don’t know what Gynophobia actually means. So let me help you understand. Gynophobia is the fear of women. According to historians, this term rose to prominence with men being afraid of women, either due to the fear of being emasculated or humiliated. In other terms, a man feels weak and not “manly enough” when humiliated by a …

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What really happens between therapist and patient

Janet Malcolm once wrote that psychoanalysis requires the analyst and the patient to wrestle with an arrangement whose “radical unlikeness to any other human relationship” is dizzying for both parties involved. They consent to meet alone at the same time and place every week. Their mostly one-sided and confidential conversation is often staged with painstakingly positioned props: the couch, where the …

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Why you should (or shouldn’t) start an LLC for your counseling center

Wondering whether or not you should (or shouldn’t) start an LLC for your counseling center? According to the American Psychological Association, the LLC structure may increase access to capital. Moreover, an LLC protects against malpractice lawsuits and licensing pitfalls. However, an LLC structure could also be overkill for smaller businesses. 11.1% of Americans with a mental illness don’t have an …

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How attitudes to mental health are changing

Two years after Covid-19 reached UK shores, the pandemic continues to shape the way we work. One year on from our Coping with Covid report,  1,500 people from across the UK were asked about their attitudes to workplace wellbeing and mental health. The results reveal an average of 3.36 days off due to mental health per employee in 2021, up …

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How To Choose a Mental Health Professional

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. In fact, research shows that people who are anxious or depressed can’t even fall physically ill more often. If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health ailments, it’s important to seek the help of a therapist or a psychiatrist. The key is to find the right …

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Finding Dual Diagnosis Treatment – What to Look For in a Facility

If you are looking for dual diagnosis treatment, there are a few key things to look for in a facility. First, make sure that the facility offers family therapy. This is an essential part of dual diagnosis treatment, as it can help address the issues that led to the person’s addiction. Second, make sure that the facility offers individual therapy. …

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How your thinking increases your anxiety

Cognitive behavioural therapy helps you to notice the content of your thoughts and understand the links between your thoughts, the feelings they produce and what you do about those thoughts and feelings. For example – you might have an automatic negative thought about your appearance. A negative thought about your appearance might lead to a feeling of shame and you …

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5 Examples Of Questions In Family Therapy Session

Family therapy is a process that helps families communicate better and resolve conflicts. It can be very helpful for couples who are struggling to maintain a healthy relationship, or for parents who are having trouble with their children. In family therapy sessions, the therapist will ask questions of the family members in order to get a better understanding of what …

Benefits of online therapy

The benefits of online counselling are clear. Choosing a therapist online means you can choose the therapist that is most suited to you from a wider geographic location. Online counselling in the privacy of your own home can make it easier to feel safer and to be more open with a counsellor than if you are in their territory trying …