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15/03/2021
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Anti-Depressants vs Psychotherapy

  Drug Therapy or Psychotherapy for Depression?   There has been strong evidence for over 20 years that the right psychotherapy can be superior to […]
14/01/2021
Self harm is a way some people deal with overwhelming emotional distress

Understanding Self Harm

What is Self Harm? Self harm is often misunderstood and is often a taboo subject – done in private and kept hidden. However self harm […]
17/11/2020
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Emotional Resilience

What is Emotional Resilience? You might think of emotional resilience as the ability to bounce back after a setback. Or the ability to keep on […]
10/10/2020
Depression can make us want to curl up and withdraw from the world.

10 Tips for Dealing with Depression

When you think of depression, do you think of someone being shut down, withdrawn, flat? That can be the appearance but in fact depressed people […]
14/03/2020
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Coping with COVID-19

Coping with Covid-19 is about finding new ways of getting our emotional needs met despite the disruption to our lives caused by the pandemic. Security, […]
15/02/2020
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Help is Available for OCD

What is OCD? OCD is a condition where a person experiences powerful, intrusive and distressing thoughts or images, usually connected with an imagined disastrous event […]
17/01/2020
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Anxious, stressed, angry? How to calm down quickly

There is a simple and highly effective technique for controlling powerful emotions like anxiety and anger. You have probably heard of the “fight-or-flight” response (activation […]
09/01/2020
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When Boredom becomes Risk-Taking

Do you suffer from boredom /feel you are stuck in a rut? Same old routine day in day out – same rituals each day at […]
11/12/2019
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Top Tip for Staying Calm at Christmas

Love it or dread it – isn’t it a shame that Christmas season can be such a stressful time for so many people – obligations, […]
25/11/2019
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Post-traumatic Stress & Phobias

When people suffer from panic attacks, phobias or post-traumatic stress, it is because the brain’s emotional alarm system has gone into overdrive. The human species […]
30/10/2019
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5 Tips to Help Beat Insomnia

1. Train Your Brain. Decide what time you need or want to wake up each morning – if it’s 8.00 for example then to get […]