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Mad Confessions

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  Mad Confessions Over the years I have heard many mad and intriguing confessions. I’d like to think that I have always been an open-minded person but I believe I am even more so now after working with a multitude of clients from all sorts of backgrounds. Very little surprises me these days as I have learnt that in many …

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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 for you?” I love this sentence as it helps clients focus on behaviour that generally isn’t helpful. When they break …

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How to Connect with Others if You Are in Quarantine

Whether you are considered high-risk or your area is under a quarantine mandate, it is important that you are still connecting with others as isolation will inevitably have an impact on your mental health. Feeling like you have a support system and people to talk to will help you emotionally, mentally, and physically. Your emotional and mental state can have …

These Things Will Be Impacting Your Mental Health, So What Can You Do?

There are a number of things that will join together to impact your mental health, and it’s important that you know what they are so you can take measures to stop them before it gets too far. It’s never fun when you feel as though your mental health is being impacted, but unfortunately, it happens every day. It’s for this …

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Corona virus and mental health

It feels as if we are all starring in our very own runaway virus movie…streets are deserted, people are panic buying and police are escorting people away that dare to go out in public. It all seems quite surreal. It looks as if we are in for a bumpy ride with an indefinite uncertain time period ahead. There is a …

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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 our lifetime, it does seem as if the blind are leading the blind. Immediate rules …

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How to cope with loneliness

It doesn’t make sense that in a world so populated, there are so many people who feel lonely. Perhaps it says a lot about how society has developed from small communities to larger, more impersonal ones. It’s a sad indictment of life nowadays that people who are friendly are often deemed suspicious by others. So what can we do to …

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Ways You Sabotage Your Own Mental Health

Our mood and mind are massively affected by the world around us. While it is possible to become stressed, depressed, or irritable for no reason whatsoever, a lot of the time, these feelings are triggered by distressing life events, like the death of loved one or loss of a job. That being said, it’s not just these major changes that …

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Society’s Modern Sickness

Introduction: Let us focus some of our attention towards the active spread of this virus we know as the cyber world. Sure, we can evade many questions regarding it by simply arguing that it is very efficient as a means for global communication. But who doesn’t see that it is not that wonderful a reality as previously thought? How has …

What is experiential avoidance?

  What is experiential avoidance? Photo by tropical.pete Experiential avoidance is an attempt to avoid situations that make us feel stressed or anxious. The problem with avoidance is that the threat remains ‘untouched’ and we never learn the skills needed to work through the problem. Avoidance only works in the short term until another similar challenge presents itself. Anxiety/stress  = …