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What Does Islamic Lifestyle Say About Depression?

Islamic lifestyle and depression

A few days back, I got a chance to attend a seminar related to depression. I learned many useful lessons, especially how to treat depression by keeping in view the teachings of our religion, Islam. Depression is a common disorder; …

Make your own happiness

        Make your own happiness   Everything you need to feel happy and content lies within you. Whilst it is difficult to feel happy when you are in survival mode, once the basics are met such as …

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3 ways to embrace and reduce stress

  I find life very stressful these days. There seems to be less time to enjoy life and most of my time is spent rushing about trying to complete chores and ticking off items on my to-do list. I know …

Psychology

The different types of psychological treatments

Our mental health is being challenged more than ever. The world is more competitive, social media dictates how we should look and what we should be doing, and social comparisons are in our awareness daily. Depression and anxiety are on …

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How is that working for you??

  Helpful thinking I attended a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) workshop led by Steve Hollon at Surrey University a while ago. He was inspirational and one of his catch phrases that he used with clients is “how is that working …

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Teens and depression: Troubling symptoms no parent should ignore

Teenage depression is a condition that should never be taken lightly. It’s not just a phase or the sufferer feeling “blue” for no apparent reason. As the teenage years can be some of the most emotionally demanding of our lives, …

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How to treat Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder creates avoidance of others, which in turn makes the problem worse. Avoidant behaviour fuels the problem whereas approach-behaviour, while scary, is the best way forward when dealing with social anxiety. The aim is to enable participants to …

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10 Inspiring tips to having a successful life

YOUR POTENTIAL IS DETERMINED (OR LIMITED) BY YOUR SELF-BELIEF. For a successful life, self-belief is a great advantage. If you believe in yourself enough you will push through fear and setbacks.You also won’t let the negativity of others discourage you. …

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Three ways we try to balance our emotions

We regulate our emotions using three systems according to Paul Gilbert who founded Compassion Focused Therapy.  We, by default, stay in threat mode (that’s why you rarely see someone smiling when they are simply ‘being’). This is due to our …

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviour).It is a severely debilitating disorder that can interfere with daily living and cause problems with all aspects of life. Most people have heard of obsessive-compulsive disorder but very few understand …