Emotional well being, mental health & personal development

Tag: psychology

Research: Sexual Regret and Mental Health

Research: Sexual Regret and Mental Health

Sexual Regret and Mental Health (Study reference: R58888/RE001) What is the purpose of this research? Research shows that a large number of young women regret at least one consensual sexual encounter, but it is not clear whether this impacts on individual’s wellbeing. We are interested […]

Happiness is psychological flexibility

Happiness is psychological flexibility

It’s a fact, the more black and white you are about how you see the world and the more rigidly you live your life (how life MUST be or SHOULD be), the more misery you will have in your life. Life has it’s own agenda […]

Common patterns of behaviour

Common patterns of behaviour

As a counsellor, I am very privileged in the common patterns of behaviour that I witness. I have met many individuals and couples with their own unique challenges and this has allowed me to create links between certain characteristics/behaviour and mental health issues. I thought […]

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Myth:  CBT emphasizes the power of positive thinking Fact: CBT emphasizes the importance of realistic thinking. It reduces anxiety by replacing unrealistic, exaggerated thinking with more accurate realistic evaluations. Myth:  CBT is slow and can take many […]

Give Depression the Bird

Give Depression the Bird

Help break the stigma surrounding depression by taking this anonymous survey: CLICK HERE For results of the survey: CLICK HERE Give Depression the Bird Let’s get one thing straight. Depression is real. It is not something to be trivialized, snapped out of, or sucked up. […]

Your Personality can be Determined by Your Handwriting

Your Personality can be Determined by Your Handwriting

Your Personality can be Determined by Your Handwriting   Are you aware that your personality can be determined by your handwriting? You can understand more about your personality by looking at your handwriting. The study of handwriting is known as graphology and it has been […]

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

  What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Past events and our upbringings shape the way we think. As we progress through life we begin to make assumptions about ourselves and others – some of these thoughts will be helpful and others will be unhelpful. In the […]

How defense mechanisms protect us

How defense mechanisms protect us

    How defense mechanisms protect us (and the best ones to use) A defense mechanism is a psychological term that describes how people protect themselves from harmful emotions. It is a coping technique that is used to limit anxiety and fear. Defense mechanisms generally […]