Thoughts can be dismissed for peace of mind
Thoughts can be dismissed for peace of mind

Peace of mind: ********  Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale ******** Peace of mind comes from learning to separate yourself from your thoughts. Psychologists call this cognitive defusion and it is an effective way to reduce anxiety. How cognitive behavioral therapy works The basic premise of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is that... » read more

9 Perfectly Natural Ways to Keep Anxiety at Bay
9 Perfectly Natural Ways to Keep Anxiety at Bay

Our bodies have a natural safety feature we’re born with called the amygdala. It’s the fight-or-flight response mechanism in our brains that tells us when we might be in danger.   But sometimes that safety feature becomes trained over time to watch for triggers that aren’t always dangerous. We worry, panic, and stress for no... » read more

The different types of psychological treatments
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 the rise as well due to uncertainty about the future, worries about relationships and work,... » read more

10 Tip to increase your resilience
10 Tip to increase your resilience

There are many ways to increase your resilience. This is good news because we can all do with inner resources to get through times when we feel overwhelmed or unable to cope. Here are 10 helpful tips to increase your resilience Top tips for resilience: Embrace failure and accept it as a part of life... » read more

How to treat Avoidant Personality Disorder
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 centre themselves in a crisis through mindfulness techniques, and secondly to survive a crisis by... » read more

10 Inspiring tips to having a successful life
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. Self-belief creates breakthroughs, helps you move beyond fears and limiting beliefs, you be more likely... » read more

Three ways we try to balance our emotions
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 evolutionary DNA and ‘wiring’. Of course, it’s uncomfortable to stay in threat mode as it... » read more

Manage depression with therapy
Manage depression with therapy

  People who suffer from depression tend to be introspective and don’t manage depression effectively. They attribute all failures to their own shortcomings/inadequacies and all successes are attributed externally. By this, I mean that they often do not give themselves credit for any success in their life, explaining it away as luck, or because someone... » read more