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Archive for 2015

Managing the Christmas Period

Posted by admin 2:46 am, 16 December 2015

Christmas can be a challenging time for many of our clients so we thought we would put a list of recommendations together to help you enjoy the Christmas break.

1. Schedule in some plans: One of the most experienced symptoms of depressed mood is a reduction in interest and enjoyment of activities....

How to Be More Grateful – It Will Improve Your Happiness!

Posted by admin 2:33 am, 24 November 2015

With the mounting number of stressors in our lives it is understandable that we are vulnerable to being goal oriented and committed to working towards new material possessions for ourselves. We have an increased tendency to ruminating about the past and worrying about the future with a detrimental...

How to move on: do you need to let go first? By Mary Lamia, Ph.D.

Posted by admin 3:59 am, 4 November 2015

Maybe you’ve considered pursuing a new relationship. However, how can you move on if you’re still obsessing about your last relationship or distressed over what will never be? Thus, you may assume you’re just not ready for someone new because you haven’t let go of the previous relationship.



Posted by admin 4:12 am, 26 October 2015

Our need for connection and love is just as fundamental as our need for food, water, and shelter,” writes clinical psychologist Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D, in his book Depression: A Guide for The Newly Diagnosed. So when you’re struggling with depression — or any mental illness, condition or concern...

Willpower and Self-Control

Posted by admin 3:27 am, 21 October 2015

The two strengths that scientists have discovered improve success in life are the constructs of intelligence and self-control. To some extent our natural intelligence is unchangeable, although many aspects of intelligence can be improved through learning. However, our self-control is something that...

The Second Brain

Posted by admin 3:58 am, 6 October 2015

Recent research has indicated that the gut may be our ‘second brain’ and be strongly linked to psychological functioning and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Serotonin is the main neurotransmitter that plays a role in anxiety and depression and the gut has been found to actually...

Homesickness or AKA Adjustment Disorder

Posted by admin 9:55 pm, 21 September 2015

Travelling back home this week it got me thinking about homesickness and adjustment. I currently have quite a few patients from the UK or adolescents in college/university who suffer from adjustment disorder and homesickness. this does not necessarily mean they want to go back home however it is a...

The wonderful world of psychological Podcasts

Posted by admin 6:41 am, 21 September 2015

I have recently discovered the wonders of the world of psychological Podcasts. I admit that I am slightly behind the times in this discovery but feel that for other technologically challenged people like me, it is news worth sharing! For those who don’t know, a Podcast is a recorded interview or...

Irritability and anger- destructive emotions

Posted by admin 5:40 am, 7 September 2015

Writing my session notes last week one common theme that most of my patients had was a sense of frustration, irritibality and anger they had at the workplace. This issue is probably one of the most common reasons people tend to get anxious or depressed and so it is crucial to address before it impacts...

Walking the middle road in practice

Posted by admin 5:30 am, 7 September 2015

The idea of ‘walking the middle road’ is a core concept in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), a therapeutic approach developed by Marsha Linehan which involves excellent strategies to help us recognise and regulate our emotions. The ‘middle road’ approach encourages using...