The foolproof mood-boosting plan

The foolproof mood-boosting plan

The foolproof mood-boosting plan is made up of seven simple ways to feel happier now. You can choose to feel happier with your lot in life without tons of money, a romantic partner, or any other things that might be on your wish list. Self-improvement…

Free access to wellness app – Simple Habit

Free access to wellness app – Simple Habit

blink, a young forward-thinking mental health organisation has partnered with a leading meditation and wellness app called Simple Habit. Through this collaboration, they are offering individuals free access to the whole app for 45 days: this includes unlimited guided meditations, sleep aids, therapy, coaching and…

What is Neurofeedback Treatment and How Can It Help?

What is Neurofeedback Treatment and How Can It Help?

If you’ve been looking for an effective treatment for pain, anxiety, or mental disorders like PTSD, you may want to try neurofeedback. Before you consult a professional about this treatment, it’s important to get some information about neurofeedback and how it could benefit you.   …

Emotional abuse in relationships

Emotional abuse in relationships

    Emotional abuse in relationships Unfortunately, many people use others to take their frustrations out on. They have a bad day at work and they transfer that anger and frustration on to a ‘safer target’ – usually a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband or wife. This behaviour is…

8 Obvious Signs: When Seeing a Psychologist is Necessary For Your Mental Health

8 Obvious Signs: When Seeing a Psychologist is Necessary For Your Mental Health

When is seeing a psychologist necessary and is this a decision you should make for yourself? Here are the obvious signs that show that therapy could help. Mental health crises are skyrocketing. 43.8 million people above 18 years old are subject to experiencing mental illness…

The rise of perfectionism

The rise of perfectionism

The rise of perfectionism is easy to see. We live in a meritocracy where you gain validation and acceptance for your achievements. Behaviours associated with competition and the attainment of social standing have risen. In recent years, data suggests that individuals across the industrialized world…

Counsellors are human too

Counsellors are human too

It’s one of my pet peeves when someone says, “You shouldn’t have any problems, you’re a counsellor”. Or, if I make a mistake, I am sometimes told, “Well you should know better because you’re a counsellor”. If only life was that simple. If it was,…

Why does evil exist?

Why does evil exist?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question but I will do my best to unpack what contributes to people showing anti-social tendencies. There has always been the nature – nurture debate. Are you a product of your genetics (nature) or are you a…

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic have been on my mind constantly over the past week or so. Each day has brought with it stricter measures, imposing further limits to our personal freedom. As we have never experienced something like this before in…

People don’t know themselves very well

People don’t know themselves very well

When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a  “very stable genius”,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness. The truth is that no one has perfect self-awareness and you probably believe quite a few things about yourself that are false. Whether it’s in trying to find…

Are you psychologically flexible?

Are you psychologically flexible?

I devised a questionnaire to help you figure out how psychologically flexible you are. Psychological flexibility spans a wide range of human abilities to: recognize and adapt to various situational demands; shift mindsets or behavioral repertoires when we realise that our current ways of doing…

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Dr Harry Horgan Mental disorder can affect any of us in one way or another, either directly or indirectly through a loved one. It’s a mystifying form of illness that mostly dodges rationality. The affected individuals and families may feel hopeless, but they can seek…