3 Psychological Reasons for Why People Fall

3 Psychological Reasons for Why People Fall

We are fed with the Japanese proverb from childhood that ‘if you fall seven times, get up eight’. It basically underlines the need to keep working hard even after consecutive failures. But if we visualize this proverb from a different angle we can underline the…

The Effects Of Erectile Dysfunction On Your Relationship

The Effects Of Erectile Dysfunction On Your Relationship

Erectile dysfunction does not just affect the man who has it but also their partner. Since it is such an emotionally traumatic thing, it can even affect the whole family and friends if the mental effects are not dealt with.    Adding to the potential…

The connection between mental health and addiction

The connection between mental health and addiction

People who struggle with substance abuse might also suffer from or be at risk of acquiring mental disorders, and vice versa, this is according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse. Medically, the name given to this condition is comorbidity.  Drug abuse has reached unprecedented…

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

I recently had a client who created a huge amount of turmoil for me. I couldn’t put my finger on what was going on with him. He was erratic and tearful during our therapy sessions and left me feeling drained and exhausted. I knew the…

Are you a negativity magnet?

Are you a negativity magnet?

Have you ever considered whether you are a negativity magnet? Do you only focus on what isn’t going well? Seeing life through a negative mental filter is a major error that many people make. This happens when we overlook all the good things that are…

How to Combat Depression-Related Fatigue

How to Combat Depression-Related Fatigue

The fatigue that comes with depression can be debilitating. And, it’s only one of the effects of depression. Yet, it is one that can quickly isolate you from friends and family. With small daily efforts, there are ways to push back against fatigue. You may…

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you are feeling depressed, one way to help yourself is to seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist who is qualified in offerng Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These are highly qualified mental health experts who are post-graduate qualified. They have a first degree (mine is…

Travel Journey: 5 Reasons Why Travel Is Good for Your Mental Health

Travel Journey: 5 Reasons Why Travel Is Good for Your Mental Health

Up to one in five Americans suffer from mental illness every year.  If you’re afflicted with stress from work or regularly have bouts of depression when you can’t even get out of bed, travel could help you.  You may not think about taking a travel journey as…

Tips for managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Tips for managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  Around three quarters of a million people are thought to be living with severe, life impacting and debilitating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) here in the UK.   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (or more routinely referred to as OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences…

How to manage your intrusive thoughts

How to manage your intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts, but it’s not the intrusive thoughts themselves that cause you distress, rather it’s how you respond to those thoughts that allows them to influence you and have power over you. Imagine yourself standing on a street and all around you…

How acceptance can transform your life

How acceptance can transform your life

We can’t avoid change but we can use acceptance to help us cope with change and the things we can’t control. Acceptance is a clever mental skill that is highly underrated. Acceptance can transform your life when you change the resistance that is creating more…

Don’t give up

Don’t give up

This post is for those of you who are struggling right now. Don’t give up. Remember that even though you feel low and have had enough, this horrible feeling won’t last. It’s just how you feel right now. It’s completely normal to feel down and…