Tag: depression

The loneliness of depression

The loneliness of depression

The loneliness of depression is partly what exacerbates the isolation of being depressed. Unfortunately, no one really wants to be around a depressed person. We all want to be around upbeat, happy people. Many of my clients tell me how lonely and isolated they feel…

The rules of rejection

The rules of rejection

There are universal rules that apply to rejection. The rules of rejection can be seen as a good thing because it shows that we all face rejection – it’s almost like an initiation into the human race. I don’t know of any adult who hasn’t…

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

How Pests in Your Home Can Affect Your Health

How Pests in Your Home Can Affect Your Health

We all know that pests are a nuisance and can end up damaging our property and costing us hundreds of pounds – but did you know that, if left to coexist with your family, there are many types of pests that can have a negative effect…

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…

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…

Hemp Oil Vs CBD Oil for Anxiety: Which One to Use?

Hemp Oil Vs CBD Oil for Anxiety: Which One to Use?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders affect many people in the US. Each year various anxiety disorders such as social anxiety and panic disorder affect about 18% of the total population. 1  The numbers show that 1 out of 5…

Depression cartoon

Depression cartoon

Take a look at this sweet cartoon. Depression can be ‘transferred’ between people. It’s negative energy that can take it’s toll, especially for those caring for depressed people.   Mandy X   https://ifunny.co/video/htsDDUeI6   Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash

Shower and make the bed

Shower and make the bed

Yep, shower and make the bed are the only priorities on my to-do list today. This may seem a mundane statement but for most people, having only two things to do in a day would be a huge source of anxiety and guilt – how…

Does Smiling Help with Depression?

Does Smiling Help with Depression?

You may already know it, but smiling is an excellent way to induce happiness. A smile is not only welcoming to others, but it can be the first step to healing depression and anxiety. Science has proven this through numerous studies, and while the idea…

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

I’ve been a Cognitive behavioural therapist for so long now that I sometimes forget that many people don’t know that much about Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Cognitive Behavioural therapy doesn’t work all the time but in many instances it helps change lives for the better. Cognitive…

Tips to manage emotional overload

Tips to manage emotional overload

Times of emotional overload aren’t pleasant. We can feel completely out of control and find it difficult not to act without thinking. When we are highly emotional, we aren’t using our rational minds. Here are tips to help you when you experience emotional overload. Opposite…