Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: mental health

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

Our memories can be affected when we are under periods of stress or experience some sort of disturbance in our mood. Having a significant anxiety disorder like GAD (Generalised anxiety disorder) can create some of these problems routinely, leaving people operating below their normal level of […]

Interesting but disturbing. The Rosenhan Experiment

Interesting but disturbing. The Rosenhan Experiment

The Rosenhan experiment was a famous experiment into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis conducted by psychologist David Rosenhan in 1973. It was published in the journal Science under the title “On being sane in insane places.”The study is considered an important and influential criticism of […]

Diary of a care assistant working in a mental health secure unit (1)

Diary of a care assistant working in a mental health secure unit (1)

Details of working in a high secure unit with mentally disordered offenders

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

I have always been intrigued by the reasons for people’s behaviour. I knew from an early age that Psychology was a major interest of mine but I wasn’t sure exactly what I would end up doing in that field. In South Africa, I went down […]

Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media  Social media. We all know what they are. We all use them. But do we know how they actually work? Are we influencing social media, or are they influencing us? The following article deals with the psychology behind our posts, likes, […]

Eight Insightful Tips for Consistent Positivity and Happiness

Eight Insightful Tips for Consistent Positivity and Happiness

Positivity and Happiness “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”-Eleanor Roosevelt I love the above quote as it suggests that no matter what negativity is aimed your way, you still get to choose whether to acknowledge the negativity and believe it, take […]

What narcissists don’t want you to know

What narcissists don’t want you to know

I came across this brilliantly written article on narcissism. Had to copy it – very accurate! The article refers to the narcissist as “he” but narcissism affects females too.   The narcissist does not want you to know that if he does not receive a […]

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

People pleasing People pleasing often comes from low self esteem. We don’t like ourselves enough and this increases our need for external validation. We end up running ourselves ragged in an attempt to  feel better about ourselves. Not very clever is it? You will never […]